Population registration in Åland

Folkbokföring på Åland
In this section you will find information on population registration, personal identity codes, notification of move and home municipality if you are moving to Åland. In Finland and Åland the population register is called the population information system.

The rules on population registration in Åland are in general the same as in Finland. You can find the general rules on the page Notifying a move and population registration in Finland.

If you are moving to Åland permanently, there is a difference from Finland which you can read about below under the heading Conscription.

If you move within the Nordic region

The State Department of Åland is responsible for notifications of move and population registration in Åland. On their webpage on population matters there are links to the Digital and Population Data Services Agency and also contact details for the Local Register Office for questions if you move to Åland.


If you have Åland regional citizenship and you moved to Åland before the age of 12, you are exempted from conscription.

More information

Contact the authority

If you have questions about population registration, you can contact the Local Register Office unit at the State Department of Åland

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Info Norden is the information service of the Nordic Council of Ministers. Here you can find info and tips if you wish to move, work, study, seek support or start a business in the Nordic region.