When you move from Finland to another country, there are many things you need to take into account. Below 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
The rules affecting different groups of individuals are described below:
Other points to remember
Removal goodsYou can find information on taking removal goods to your new country of residence in the sections below. Moving to the Åland Islands 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.
CarsIf 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.
Checklist if you move
If you move to Sweden, Norway, Svalbard, Denmark, Åland or Greenland, the checklists below will definitely be useful.
If you have any questions, please fill in our contact form.
NB! If you have questions regarding the processing of a specific case or application, or other personal matters, please contact the relevant authority directly.