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Finland - Apply for Gas Spray Permit

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  1. Go to a police department to apply for a gas spray permit.
  2. Present a proof of identity (passport or ID), reasons or purpose of the application (in writing) and other application-specific appendices.
  3. When applying for the purpose of protection of your own or somebody elses personal integrity or property, you must demonstrate that the spray is necessary for the protection of personal integrity by providing a certificate issued by your employer as an example.
  4. Complete an application form.
  5. Pay the fee.

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Required Documents[edit]

  • passport or ID card (proof of identity)
  • reason or purpose of application (in writing)
  • certificate issued by an employer (if applicable)

Office Locations & Contacts[edit]

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

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The applicant must be aged 18 and above. He or she must also be considered fit in accordance with his or her health.


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A gas spray permit is valid for 5 years.

Documents to Use[edit]

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  • An association or foundation may issue a gas spray to an employee for the purpose of carrying it when on duty.
  • The firearms officer of an association or foundation must instruct the employee on how to use the gas spray.
  • The police have the right to set conditions for carrying of gas sprays.
  • The police may allow an application to be submitted by mail or other means, subject to the requirements prescribed by law.

Required Information[edit]

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1. Date of Birth.
2. City or County of Birth.

Need for the Document[edit]

The gas spray permit entitles a person to acquire and possess a gas spray. The police may grant a gas spray permit to a natural person, foundation or association.

It may be granted

  • for the protection of your own or somebody elses personal integrity or property
  • for the spray to be kept in a museum or collection
  • for training purposes, or for a demonstration, filming or other similar presentation.

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Other uses of the Document/Certificate[edit]

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e.g. Birth Certificate can be used as proof of identity.

External Links[edit]

Gas Spray Permit:
Prices for Police Services:


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