Notification of move

According to Finnish legislation, you must always submit a notification of move if you move permanently into a new home or if your temporary stay at another address is longer than three months.

The notification can be made at the earliest one month in advance. However you must take care of that the notification has been received by the local register office within a week of your move at the latest.

The requirement to file a notification of move applies to foreigners moving to Finland as well. You can submit the first notification of move at the local register office when filing the registration in the Population information system.

After that the easiest way to submit a notification of move is to use the online service (24 h a day). You just need Finnish Internet Bank access codes for identification.

You can also submit your notification of move by filling in the form that you can pick up at post office or local register office.

Notification of move (Maistraatti)