Report on family relationships
You can order a report on family relationships, for example, for estate inventory purposes.
Report on family relationships for estate inventory
A report on family relationships showing the heirs of the deceased person may consist of several different certificates.
You will need at least a report on family relationships of the deceased from the age of 15 to the date of death.
Where can I order a report on family relationships?
In addition to us, reports on family relationships are prepared by the Evangelical Lutheran Church, the Orthodox Church, and the National Archives of Finland. Parishes will prepare a report on family relationships for the period of their membership and we for the remainder of the time.
Select which of the following describes the deceased person's situation and follow the instructions.
Do the following when ordering a report from us
Fill in and send the form in the electronic service. Sending the electronic form requires strong identification.
You can also order a report on family relationships by phone or email.
Life certificate for estate inventory
You will only need a life certificate for an estate inventory when the report on family relationships does not indicate that you are alive. For this reason, you should first check whether the information is available in the reports on family relationships you have received from us and/or the parish.
You can order a certificate of yourself from https://dvv.fi/en/life-certificate.
If you are a shareholder in the estate and live abroad, get a life certificate from the local registration authority of your country of residence, a notary public or the Finnish embassy. You can also get it from us, from the notary public, when you visit Finland.