Renunciation of inheritance in enforcement 

Only notify us of the renunciation of inheritance, if you have enforcement debts. When you have renounced the inheritance before the enforcement decision was made and submitted the notification to us for deposit, your right to the inheritance or will may not be seized.  
Renunciation of inheritance in enforcement requires the following:  
You have not accepted the inheritance. 
You're renouncing your right to the whole inheritance. Your share of the estate goes to the heirs who come in your place.  
The enforcement decision has not been made yet.  

Do as follows 

1. Make sure you have your notification of renunciation of inheritance (in Finnish or in Swedish) either as PDF-file or papercopy.

2. Fill the request and submit the notification of renunciation of inheritance to us only then the person leaving the inheritance has died.

Attend to your matter online. You will need online banking codes or a mobile certificate to use it.

Link to e-form (only in Finnish and in Swedish)

Can´t attend to your matter online? Do as follows:

  • You can prepare a free-form request to deposit the notification of renunciation of inheritance.
  • You need a copy of the notification of renunciation of inheritance in Finnish or in Swedish.
  • Submit the request and a copy of the notification of inheritance to us by post to address Digi- ja väestötietovirasto, PL 1003, 00531 Helsinki.

3. You have deposited the notification on the day it and a request arrives to us. We will process it within about one month and send you a certificate. In addition, we will send the invoice separately. 

4. Notify the estate administrator and its shareholders without delay of depositing the notification. 


Handling fee is EUR 35. 

Frequently asked questions 

Renunciation of inheritance

Renunciation of inheritance in enforcement

Links to acts related to the matter

Code of Inheritance

Enforcement Code

Contact us


Telephone service number is +358 295 539 099

Service hours: Mon–Fri 9–15.

Postal address

Certification of the shareholders in an estate inventory deed
Digital and Population Data Services Agency, P.O. Box 1003, FI-00531 Helsinki

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