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The police may cancel an identity card if the holder requested it. An identity card for minor can also be cancelled if the guardian withdraw his or her consent.


Any identity card holder.

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  • An identity card can be cancelled if it has been lost, stolen or defaced, or its markings has been altered or in case of unauthorized use by someone other than the holder.
  • The Social Insurance Institution may ask the police to cancel an identity card that includes health insurance information if the holder no longer is covered by health insurance in Finland.
  • An identity card can also be cancelled if the data contained in its electronic certificate has been altered.

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 request cancellation of an identity card.
  2. State the reasons for your request.

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Required Documents

  • reliable proof of identity
  • passport


Identity card - 53 €
Identity card for minors - 36 €
Temporary identity card - 33 €


An identity card is valid for 5 years. A temporary identity card is valid for 4 months.

Documents to Use

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Sample Documents

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Processing Time

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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

A person may only have one valid identity card at a time. When the police makes a new decision on issuing an identity card, previous decisions will no longer be valid.

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

Cancelling an identity card:
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