E-Authorisations make it easier to use pharmacy services on behalf of others

Press release 13.6.2019

Your own proof of identity is now sufficient for collecting another person's prescription medicines from the pharmacy provided that you have received an e-Authorisation in the Suomi.fi service....

Director General of the Population Register Centre Janne Viskari appointed digital leader of the year 2019

Press release 9.5.2019

The information technology trade publication Tivi has nominated Director General of the Population Register Centre (PRC) Janne Viskari as the digital business leader of the year 2019. The selection...

Population Register Centre and local register offices will merge to form the Digital and Population Data Services Agency at the beginning of 2020

Press release 15.3.2019

The Act on the Establishment of the Digital and Population Data Services Agency was approved today by the President of the Republic. The Act will enter into force on 1 January 2020, when the new...

The Population Register Centre’s report highlights new solutions for improving the accessibility and coverage of electronic identification

Press release 8.3.2019

In its report, the Population Register Centre states that current forms of electronic identification do not serve public administration’s all customer groups. The report proposes that the state...

Ensure yourself a place at the top event on digitalisation: Registration for the Spring Splash Seminar is now open!

Press release 15.2.2019

Registration for the Spring Splash Seminar is now open. Come and take a peek at the future and discuss the customer-friendly services that will be needed to support us during the transition.

Document acceptance procedures to be simplified in EU countries

Press release 13.2.2019

The EU Regulation on requirements for presenting certain public documents will enter into force on 16 February 2019. The purpose of the Regulation is to simplify the formal acceptance procedures of...

State employees take up skiing: If 100,000 citizens activate electronic messages from the authorities, the authorities promise to ski 10,000 kilometres

Press release 8.2.2019

The Population Register Centre and the Finnish Tax Administration and invite Finnish citizens to move to electronic communication with state authorities instead of paper mail. If 100,000 Finns...

Parliamentary elections 2019: Notifications of the right to vote are now posted electronically to Suomi.fi Messages

Press release 6.2.2019

For the parliamentary elections in 2019, notifications of the right to vote may be accessed for the first time in electronic format instead of being sent in the post. To access your notification of...

Awareness of Suomi.fi increasing - Customers predominantly satisfied with services

Press release 25.1.2019

The Population Register Centre carried out three surveys for its stakeholders at the end of 2018.

Suomi.fi performed very well in a recent European Commission study of digital public services.

Press release 14.12.2018

Suomi.fi performed very well in the 2018 eGovernment Benchmark report, in which the European Commission surveyed the digital public services available across the region.

Spring Splash is coming once again – remember the date: 3 April 2019!

Press release 13.12.2018

The Spring Splash Seminar, which is already a tradition of sorts, will next be held at Finlandia Hall in Helsinki on 3 April 2019.

New Service Locations mobile app helps clients find public sector service locations

Press release 3.12.2018

The Population Register Centre and Cybercom have teamed up to develop an augmented reality mobile app to make it easier for citizens to use public sector services. The name of the app is “Service...

Mobile certificates are worth using – The rapid advance of digitalisation highlights the importance of trustworthy identification

Press release 21.11.2018

The Population Register Centre has tendered the strong identification trust network for processing identification for public government digital services and made agreements with banks on the use of...

Suomi.fi service will make managing of tax affairs increasingly flexible

Press release 13.11.2018

Next year, you will get a notification in the Messages service as soon as the pre-completed tax return is available in the MyTax service. In the future, citizens will also be able to authorise...

Väestörekisterikeskus edistää verkkopalveluiden saavutettavuutta – katso video!

Press release 14.9.2018

The accessibility of web services is of great importance to the Population Register Centre. In this video, Project Manager Jani Ruuskanen and UX-Manager Mari Kervinen from the Population Register...

Government explores alternatives for electronic identification of citizens

Press release 28.8.2018

The Ministry of Finance has asked the Population Register Centre to investigate whether the principles of strong identification of citizens are in need of reform. The investigation focuses on...

Population Register Centre’s new website to be launched on June 18th

Press release 15.6.2018

Population Register Centre’s new website, vrk.fi, is launched on the afternoon of June 18th. As a part of the overhaul, the PRC’s Eevertti extranet service will be merged with vrk.fi.

Digital and Population Data Services Agency sets the direction for digitalisation and serves people in various phases of their lives

Press release 23.5.2018

At the beginning of 2020, a new Digital and Population Data Services Agency (Finnish Digital Agency) will begin its operation in Finland. The agency will be created when the Population Register...

Finland's and Estonia's data exchange layers connected to one another on 7 February - the rapid exchange of information between the countries is now possible

Press release 8.2.2018

Finland's Population Register Centre and the Republic of Estonia's Information System Authority have interconnected the two countries' data exchange layers X-Road and Suomi.fi to one another. This...

Suomi.fi online service is expanding: Comprehensive data bank and advisory service opens for companies

Press release 9.1.2018

Suomi.fi online service’s company section is published. Now all data and advice relating to company formation and companies’ operations can be found in one place - Suomi.fi. Suomi.fi’s company...

It is now possible to receive mail from the authorities electronically

Press release 15.12.2017

On 15 December 2017, the Population Register Centre opened Suomi.fi Messages, a new service intended for communication between the citizens and the authorities. This service is part of the Suomi.fi...

Finland first in the world to enable acting on behalf of another person electronically in social and health matters

Press release 5.12.2017

Finland is the first in the world to introduce the possibility for an adult to electronically authorise another person to transact business in social and health care matters. Acting on behalf of...

Population Register Centre of Finland works for more transparent digital world

Press release 31.8.2017

Population Register Centre of Finland works with the MyData 2017 Conference as the Main Partner. It is a forum for stakeholders to share not only ideas and theories, but concrete benchmarks and...

Finnish Immigration Service introduced e-Authorizations

Press release 13.7.2017

As the first organisation in Finland, the Finnish Immigration Service has started using the Suomi.fi e-Authorizations functionality, in which an employer can grant electronic powers of attorney...

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Reaktor to provide expert services in the project to reform population information system

Press release 7.6.2017

The Population Register Centre has chosen Reaktor Innovations Oy (Reaktor) to provide architectural expert services in the Population Register Centre’s personal data reform project (HETI project)....

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The Population Register Centre has selected Cybercom to develop and maintain the mobile apps for Suomi.fi Messages

Press release 24.5.2017

The Population Register Centre has selected Cybercom to develop and maintain the mo-bile apps for the Suomi.fi Messages service. The four-year contract will run from 2017 to 2021, and it is worth...

The international Porvoo Group will convene in Rome 25–26 May 2017: Electronic identity in a changing world

Press release 23.5.2017

The international Porvoo Group will convene in Rome, Italy on 25 and 26 May 2017 to discuss and share information on issues related to electronic identity and safe web services. The theme of the...

Electronic Identity PRC Porvoo Group Certificate International Cooperation

Porvoo 19 Conference in Rome on 25 - 26 May 2017

Press release 17.5.2017

The 19h international Porvoo Group Conference will be held in Rome, Italy on 25 - 26 May 2017.

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Cybercom key supplier to Finnish Population Register Centre

Press release 15.3.2017

Cybercom Finland has won the tender competition for the Population Register Centre's project Roles & Authorisations for 2017-2021. The tender competition is based on the framework agreement of...

Population Register Centre’s online services now open

Press release 13.2.2017

The Population Register Centre has improved its services for public administration, business and organisation customers. The most central authorisation and agreement processes between the...

Population Register Centre and Police of Finland: New alternatives for applying for an identity card and changes to the use of the card

Press release 27.12.2016

The new identity card act will enter into force on 1 January 2017. From that date, a Finnish citizen staying abroad can apply for an identity card at those Finnish embassies or consulates which...

Population Register Centre’s new organisation to be introduced on 1 January 2017

Press release 20.12.2016

The Population Register Centre (PRC) will introduce its new organisation from the beginning of 2017. The purpose of the organisation update is to support the implementation of the PRC’s new strategy.

Semantic artifial intelligence for Finnish government

Press release 8.12.2016

Profium delivers semantic search engine, artificial intelligence and rule engine to enrich digital services.

Service maintenance on the websites on 25th October at 19.00 - 23.00 o'clock

Press release 25.10.2016

Due to technical updates the Population Register Centre's website will be out-of-operation during Tuesday 25th October at 21.00 - 23.00 o'clock.

Source codes released to central components of X-Road used by Estonia and Finland

Press release 3.10.2016

The source codes to central components of X-Road were published on 3 October 2016 under an MIT licence. The entire X-Road source code is now publicly available for anyone to use. X-Road is a secure...

The Finnish National Data Exchange Layer and the Estonian X-tee shall be merged

Press release 30.9.2016

The Finnish Population Register Centre and the Estonian Information System Authority (Riigi Infosüsteemi Amet, RIA) have agreed today on merging their national data exchange layers, i.e. creating a...

The Director General of the Population Register Centre leaves for pension

Press release 26.9.2016

Hannu Luntiala, the longstanding Director General of the Population Register Centre, leaves for pension the 1st of November, 2016.

Finland's official total population was 5 487 308 at the end of 2015

Press release 1.4.2016

Statistics Finland has published the official total population of Finland at the end of 2015

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Correction to the instruction in Defence Forces’ letter to reservists to change personal data

Press release 30.4.2015

The letter sent by Defence Forces to reservists includes a request to contact the Population Register Centre to correct one's name, occupation or address, if incorrect.

Finland's official total population was 5 471 753 at the end of 2014

Press release 27.3.2015

Statistics Finland has published the official total population of Finland at the end of 2014

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International Porvoo Group convenes in France 22–23 May 2014: European operators prepare for trust services for electronic transactions

Press release 21.5.2014

The international Porvoo Group will convene in the technopole of Sophia Antipolis, France on 22–23 May 2014 to consider questions related to European electronic identity and safe online services.

Porvoo 18 Conference in France on 22 - 23 May 2014

Press release 30.4.2014

The 18h international Porvoo Group Conference will be held in Sophia Antipolis, France on 22 - 23 May 2014.

Digital screen in Lintulahti tells Finnish population in real time

Press release 27.3.2014

Changes in the Finnish population can now be seen on a digital screen in Lintulahti, Helsinki.