Pohjoismaiden kansalaiset

Nordic citizens

If you are a citizen of a Nordic country, you do not need a residence permit for Finland. You have the right to work, study and engage in entrepreneurship in Finland.

When you move to Finland, you must make a notification of move and register at the nearest service location of the Digital and Population Data Services Agency (Digi- ja väestötietovirasto). Please note that you must visit the agency in person. Make the notification of move one week after your move at the latest.

For registration, you will need an official identity card indicating your citizenship or a valid passport.

Family members of a Nordic citizen

If a family member who is not a Nordic citizen moves to Finland with you, he or she may need a residence permit or the certificate of registration of the right of residence of a Union citizen. Read more on the InfoFinland page EU citizens or Non-EU citizens.

Finnish personal identity code

When you visit the Digital and Population Data Services Agency to register, you can also get a Finnish personal identity code (henkilötunnus). You need a personal identity code when dealing with the authorities, and it also makes it easier to attend to matters with banks and your employer. Read more on the InfoFinland page Registering as a resident.

linkkiDigital and Population Data Services Agency:
Registering a foreign citizenFinnish | Swedish | English

linkkiNorden.org:
Information for citizens of the Nordic countriesFinnish | Swedish | English | Norwegian | Danish | Icelandic

linkkiNorden.org:
Counselling services for citizens of the Nordic countriesFinnish | Swedish | English | Norwegian | Danish | Icelandic