Replacement cards

A replacement card is intended for use in place of a lost, forgotten or broken ID card. This is only intended for temporary use. The period of validity for a replacement card is at most three months. After its use, the card must be returned to the registration point.

The cards have access control technology that can be read remotely.

The surface of the replacement contains the card holder’s data. The same replacement card can be used multiple times by different people, as the data on the card is empties after each user ends its use.

Replacement cards are delivered to organisations as empty card frames. Data is only uploaded to the cards when they are handed over to a user. A temporary certificate is uploaded to the replacement card at the registration point.

The creation of a replacement card requires that a card application has been submitted for the person in question in the Vartti system.

More information: varmennepalvelut(at)

Do the following

The organisation’s registration point orders a replacement card in the Vartti system. The registration point should ensure that they have an adequate number of replacement cards.

The card holder can collect the replacement card directly from the registration point, where a registrant will activate it for them. The replacement card applicant must be identified appropriately. A replacement card’s period of validity is determined at the time it is handed out the its user. The card holder will specify the replacement card’s PIN codes themselves.

A replacement card for ID cards for regulated social welfare and healthcare professionals can be collected from any public health service registration point. A replacement card for ID cards for non-regulated workers and ID card for non-clinical social welfare and healthcare personnel must be collected from each location’s own registration point.

When a card holder returns a replacement card to a registration point, the card’s data is emptied.



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