Notification of a Finnish personal identity number
Finland’s Population Information System is maintained by the Digital and Population Data Services Agency (DVV), which also issues Finnish personal identity numbers. Valvira recommends applying for a Finnish personal identity number as soon as possible.
Personal identity numbers are used to uniquely identify individuals in various official registers. Finnish personal identity numbers are also used in the central registers of social welfare and health care professionals maintained by Valvira.
You will generally need to have a professional ID card in order to be able to begin work. A professional ID card can only be issued to individuals who have a Finnish personal identity number and a valid right to practise entered in either the Terhikki or Suosikki register. Professional ID cards are issued by the Digital and Population Data Services Agency.
When you have been issued a Finnish personal identity number, notify Valvira.
Send your completed notification (pdf in Finnish) by e-mail to: [email protected].
Please note that e-mail is not recommended for sending confidential information. You can send a secure e-mail via the Valvira secure message service.
OR send the completed notification (pdf in Finnish) by mail to:
National Supervisory Authority for Welfare and Health (Valvira)
PO Box 43