When you move from Finland to another country, there are many things you need to take into account. In this guide you can find information about notifying a move, population registration, social security, taxation, membership of an unemployment fund and removal goods.
Notification of move in Finland
For a temporary move lasting more than three months, a notification of move must always be made to the Digital and Population Services Agency and Kela. A notification of move must naturally also be made if you move permanently.
Population registration in your new country of residence
- you go to Greenland for over 3 months
- you go to Norway, Denmark, Iceland or the Faroe Islands for over 6 months
- you go to Sweden for over 12 months
Other points to remember
You can find information on removal goods, cars and driving in the sections below.
You can find information on taking removal goods to your new country of residence in the sections below. Moving to Åland is considered a move within Finland.
If you move outside the EU from Finland (Norway and Iceland as well as the Faroe Islands and Greenland, which are non-EU territories), you need to make an export declaration for your removal goods to Finnish Customs. Removal goods within the EU are covered by freedom of movement, so they do not have to be declared to customs.
If you move to another Nordic country with a car or other vehicle, the vehicle will often have to be registered in your new country of residence. If you live abroad and stay in a country temporarily, you can use a vehicle registered abroad under certain conditions. Read more about the conditions below.
A Finnish driving licence entitles you to drive the vehicle categories on your licence in all the Nordic countries. Read more below.
Guides if you move
If you move to Sweden, Norway, Denmark, Åland, Greenland or Svalbard, the guides below will definitely be useful.
Please fill in our contact form if you have any questions or if you have encountered an obstacle in another Nordic country.
NB! If you have questions regarding the processing of a specific case or application, or other personal matters, please contact the relevant authority directly.