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Finland - Unlock an Electronic Identity Card

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  1. Go to a police department.
  2. Request for a PUK code to be sent to your address.
  3. Prove your identity.
  4. Pay the fee.
  5. Once you received the code, follow the instructions issued by the Population Register Centre to unlock your identity card from any computer with an Internet connection.

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Required Documents[edit]

  • reliable proof of identity
  • passport

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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Any Finnish identity card holder.


Request to open a locked identity card(also a Population Register Centre fee of 10 for ordering the letter containing the PIN code) - 10


An identity card is valid for 5 years.

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]

Please explain the processing your application.    

Related Videos[edit]

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". 


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]

When your electronic identity card has been locked, you can request the police to send you the PUK code for your card.

Information which might help[edit]

Enter other informations which might help

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]

Unlocking an electronic identity card:
Prices for Police Services:


More information which might help people.