Identity Card for a Foreign Citizen

Rather than carrying your passport always with you, you may want to consider applying for an identity card for a foreign citizen. The local police can issue an identity car to a foreign national who

  • resides permanently in Finland
  • has been entered into the Population Information System
  • can reliably prove his/her identity

The identity card of a foreign national can be used for identification in Finland, but cannot be used as a travel document when travelling abroad.

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