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An identity card is issued to a citizen or resident of a country which is required to be carried and displayed under certain circumstances. A minor can be issued an identity card if he or she has his or her parent's consent. An identity card for a minor is slightly less expensive than a standard identity card.


Minor citizens of Finland.

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  • For identity card applications, the minor must always personally attend the police department.
  • An identity card for minor cannot be used for travel documents or e-services.
  • A guardian's consent can be proven by using a separate guardian consent form and attached it to the identity card application.

Required Information

A list which displays the kind of information which is required to complete the procedure.
1. Date of Birth.
2. City or County of Birth.


  1. Go to a police department to apply for an identity card for minor. A minor must be accompanied by his or her guardians. A minor can also bring a guardian's consent form if he or she cannot be accompanied by his or her guardian during the application.
  2. Complete the application form. Attached the guardian's consent form if necessary.
    Guardian's Consent Form:$file/huoltajan_suostumus_lopull_en.pdf
  3. Prove your identity and submit a passport photo.
  4. Pay the application fee.

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Required Documents

Finland has introduced new guidelines for passport photos. The aim of these requirements is to standardize passport photos and improve the verification of passport holders’ identities. To check for the guidelines, click on this link:$file/Passikuvaohje_07-02-2007_EN.pdf.


Identity card for minors - 36 €


An identity card for minor is valid for five (5) years.

Documents to Use

Guardian's Consent Form:

Sample Documents

Please attach sample completed documents which would help other people who would like to follow this procedure.    

Processing Time

Please explain the processing your application.    

Office Locations & Contacts

To find a local police station to your area, click on the link below:
Police Contact Information:

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Videos explaining the procedure or to fill the applications. 
Attach videos using the following tag <&video type="website">video ID|width|height<&/video&> from external websites.
Please remove the "&" inside the tags during implementation.
Website = allocine, blip, dailymotion, facebook, gametrailers, googlevideo, html5, metacafe, myspace, revver, 
sevenload, viddler, vimeo, youku, youtube
width = 560, height = 340, Video ID = Can be obtained from the URL of webpage where the video is displayed.
e.g In the following url "" Video ID is "Y0US7oR_t3M". 

Information which might help

Before you can get your identity card, a PIN envelope will be posted to your home address containing the PIN and PUK codes for your card. Once it is ready, you can collect it at the police department. It can also be collected by your authorized representative or posted to your home address on request. You will pay the postage together with the fee for the identity card.

Other uses of the Document/Certificate

Please explain what are other uses of obtaining this document/certificate.
e.g. Birth Certificate can be used as proof of identity.

External Links

Issuing an identity card for minor:
Prices for Police Services:


The appearance of identity card for minor is colored purple.

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