Processing times of customers’ applications and other requests

You can find here processing times of our customers’ applications and other requests. We have updated information 2.5.2022

Marriage and partnerships

Examination of impediments to marriage

Processing times

1-2 weeks

Registration of a prenuptial agreement

Processing times

10-12 weeks

Having or adopting a child

Processing times

Notification of a child's name

  • 5 weeks

Confirming the acknowledgement of paternity and annulling husband's paternity

  • 5 days

Confirming the acknowledgement of maternity

  • 7 days

Names

Processing times

Changing forename

If you have applied in the electronic name change service, the processing time is approximately 3 weeks. The processing time for other applications depends on how fast you pay application fee and provide additional documents. Then the processing will take 1-2 months.

If we need the statement from the Names Board, the processing time may be longer.

Changing surname

When you apply the surname you have previously used

If you have applied in the electronic name change service, the processing time is approximately 1 month. The processing time for other applications depends on how fast you pay application fee and provide additional documents. Then the processing will take 1-2 months.

When you apply the surname you have not previously used

The processing time for other surname applications is currently 1-3 months. The processing time for other applications depends on how fast you pay application fee and provide additional documents. If the statement from the Names Board is needed, the processing time may be longer.

Registration of a move

Processing time

The average processing time is 22 days (The processing time starts from the date of moving. Read more about the processing time of the notification of move in the Frequently asked section)

Guardianship and continuing power of attorney

Processing time

Permissions of the guardianship authority

  • 2,6 months

Appointments of the guardianship

  • 4 months

In case of an application being filed to the District Court, the processing time will be longer than stated above.

Annual statements

  •  6,6 months

Registration of a foreigner's personal data in the Population Information System

Processing time

Registration of a foreign worker

  • 2 weeks

Registration of an international student

  • 4 weeks

Registration of a foreigner

  • 12 weeks

We are currently registering municipality of residence faster. We will not send a separate confirmation. You will receive a confirmation of registration once your other personal information and family relations are also recorded to the Finnish population information system. Applications received on 9.3.2022 are currently being processed for municipality of residence registration (information updated on 24.5.2022).

Life changes while living abroad 

Processing time

16 weeks

Certificates from the Population Information System

Processing times 

You can get an online certificate for use in Finland immediately through the self-service. Ordered through the self-service for use abroad, the processing time for certificates sent by mail is 2-5 days + mail delivery time.

The processing time for orders sent via e-mail and Lomake.fi form is approximately 4-5 weeks.

 

Death and estate inventory deed

Report on family relationships for estate inventory

Processing time

56 days

Certification of the shareholders in an estate inventory deed

Processing time

1,5 month

European Certificate of Succession

Processing time

3 weeks

Estate inventory deeds

Processing time

2 days

Non-disclosure for personal safety

Processing time

8 days