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Finland - Apply for National Seafarer Card

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  1. Go to a service point of the local police at any locality.
  2. Submit your certification and photograph (see below for required documents).
  3. Complete an application form.
  4. Have your fingerprints taken.
  5. Pay the fee.

For further information, click on this link:

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Required Documents[edit]

  • certification of the applicant's occupation (seaman's discharge book)
  • certificate issued by an employer, an employment office or an institute of learning
  • passport or identity card (proof of identity)
  • photograph

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.

Office Locations & Contacts[edit]

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

Trafi's Contact Information
Telephone switchboard: +358 29 534 5000
Registry email: kirjaamo (at)
Postal address:
Finnish Transport Safety Agency Trafi,
PO Box 320, FI-00101 Helsinki Visiting address: Kumpulantie 9, 00520 Helsinki
Registry fax number: +358 29 534 5095
Email: firstname.lastname (at)

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It is eligible for seamen.


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Explain the time until which the certificate/document is valid.
e.g. Birth Certificate Valid Forever

Documents to Use[edit]

Please attach documents which can be used by people who would like to follow this procedure.    

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Sample Documents[edit]

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

Processing Time[edit]

The processing time for a national seafarer's card is as required.

Related Videos[edit]

Videos explaining the procedure or to fill the applications. 
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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.
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Please provide instructions on obtaining the certificate/documents.
e.g. The state office holds birth records since january 1908.

Required Information[edit]

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.

Need for the Document[edit]

A national seafarer's card is a national identity card for seamen. It is possible for a person to hold both a passport and a national seafarer's card at the same time. It is only accepted as a travel document for travel associated with the holder's occupation as a seaman. A national seafarer's card does not have a technical part (microchip).

Information which might help[edit]

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Other uses of the Document/Certificate[edit]

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

External Links[edit]

National Seafarer's Card:
Prices for Police Services:


More information which might help people.