Report on family relationships for estate inventory

A report on family relationships is most commonly needed for estate inventories in order to determine the heirs of the deceased. You can order a report on family relationships, for example, if you are the person drawing up the estate inventory deed, a stakeholder of the estate, a beneficiary in the will or some other person who needs the report for an accepted purpose.

You can order a report on the family relationships of a person from the Digital and Population Data Services

Agency for the time period the person has been recorded in the population register or has been a member of a registered religious community. You can also order a report on family relationships for a time period starting after 1 October 1999 for a person who has been a member of the Evangelical Lutheran or Orthodox church.

If the person has been a member of the Evangelical Lutheran or Orthodox church all their life, a report on family relationships should be ordered from that church. If the person was a member of an Evangelical Lutheran or Orthodox parish before 1 October 1999, you must always order the report on family relationships from the parish in question for a time period preceding that date.

You will need a report on the family relationships of the deceased person from the age of 15 until the date of death, for example, for an estate declaration. In some cases, you may also need a report on the family relationships of the spouses, the previously deceased heirs and the persons who have given up their right to the inheritance to be able to determine the heirs.

In addition to the personal data, transfers between parishes and the population register, moving abroad and back to Finland, and the details of the spouses and children will be included in the report on family relationships. In some cases, the parents’ details are also recorded in the report on family relationships.

Checklist before using the service

Be prepared to provide the following information when you order the report:

  • the name and personal identity code/date of birth of the person for whom you order the report
  • the date of death (if the person is deceased)
  • the purpose of the report (for example, for an estate inventory)
  • if the purpose is an estate inventory, whose estate is it?
  • your contact details
  • invoicing details

Do the following

Fill in and send the form in the electronic service. Sending the electronic form requires strong identification.

Online form

You can also order a report on family relationships by phone or email.

Processing time

Your order will be processed within 4 weeks.

Price

9 euros (the report on family relationships contains information only from the Population Information System)
45 euros (the report on family relationships contains information from population registers and the Population Information System)
The billing surcharge is 7 euros

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