Residence certificate

You can order a residence certificate if you need to prove your current place of residence. This may be required, for example, when acquiring a parking permit, dealing with waste disposal, engaging in pastimes that require residence in a certain area or applying for benefits related to such pastimes, or applying for or terminating a rental contract. You can order at the same time a particular certificate both for yourself and your dependants. You get a separate certificate for each individual.

Your new address is valid from the date which you gave as the moving date in your notification of change of address. Please note that there may be some delay in the transfer of this information to the Population Information System. Before you order the certificate you can check your current personal data free of charge using the Check Your Registered Data service.

The certificate includes the following information:

Name, date of birth, permanent address and municipality of residence. This certificate shows also your temporary address, if such information can be found in the Population Information System.

In addition, you can choose to include previous addresses or marital status on the certificate. You can choose to replace date of birth with personal identity code.

Do the following

The information shown on the certificates is taken from the Population Information System. You can check your personal information by using the Check Your Registered Data service.

You can order certificates after you have identified yourself in the service. You can identify yourself, for example, by using your online banking codes or a mobile certificate. You can pay the certificate by making an online payment.

If you are going to use the certificate in Finland, it will be delivered electronically. You can download the certificate in PDF format right after paying or the certificate will be sent to you in Messages. To have the certificate sent to you, you will need to have enabled Messages. Due to privacy reasons, the certificate will not be sent directly to your email.

If the certificate is required by an authority in a foreign country, the certificate will be posted to you. Your order will be processed within 2–5 business days, after which the Post will deliver the certificate.

Certificates from the Population Information System

Please note that if you are permanently living abroad, you cannot order certificates using the e-service. Instead, you need to contact Digital and Population Data Services Agency's Customer service for private customers.

In addition to the electronic service, you can order the certificate either by encrypted e-mail, telephone or by submitting a form. All electronic and printable forms can be found in the Forms section of our website

All certificates can also be ordered from any of our service locations in Finnish, Swedish and English, even while waiting. Certificates are also available in Spanish, Italian, French and German, with longer delivery times.



Ordering from self-service

  • Electronic certificate, 10 €/document
  • Certificate by post, 14 €/document
  • Certificate and EU standard form by post 24 €
  • Certificate and Apostille certificate by post 44 €

Using other channels

  • Certificate 18 €/document
  • EU standard multilingual form 10 €/document
  • Apostille certificate 30 €/document


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