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Finland - Unlock an Electronic Identity Card

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


Any Finnish identity card holder.

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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.
  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

  • reliable proof of identity
  • passport


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

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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

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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

Unlocking an electronic identity card:
Prices for Police Services:


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