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Finland - Lost Or Stolen Identity Card

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In cases of lost or stolen identity card, it must always be reported to the police.


Any Finnish citizen with an identity card.

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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

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 report the incident.
  2. The police can then cancel the card on request and revoke its citizen certificate.
  3. Apply for a new identity card.
  4. Pay the fee.

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Required Documents

  • 1 photograph (preferably black and white) (no more than 6 months old)
  • a reliable proof of identity

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 - 53 €


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

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

When the card has been put on a revocation list, the card holder no longer will be responsible for the use of the certificates.

Note: Remember that an identity card reported missing or stolen can only be used as a travel document after the card holder has presented it to the police and reported it found.

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

Lost/stolen identity cards:


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