Revocation Service and HelpDesk


The advisory service provides support in the use of the certificates issued by the Population Register Centre and for the most common problems that arise when using them for the first time. The service provides advice on certificate cards, for example, the Citizen Certificate on the personal identification card, organisation cards, social welfare and health care smart cards, activating certificates and the use of PINs.

The Public Service Info number will direct you to Public Service Info.

If you need help, call the service number below or use the link Public Service Info website to send your query electronically.

  • Advisory service number 0600 9 6160 (local/mobile network fee)

Public Service Info is available from 8 am to 9 pm from Monday to Friday and from 9 am to 3 pm on Saturdays. The helpline is closed on Sundays and public holidays. The service is in Finnish, Swedish and English.

Certificate revocation service (24 hours)

You can use the revocation service to revoke the certificates on a certificate card. If your personal ID card or smart card is lost, inform the revocation service immediately about the certificates on the card to prevent possible abuse. Once the revocation notification has been received, the certificate holder is no longer responsible. Also inform the revocation service about a certificate if an ID or smart card is no longer needed.

The revocation service operates 24/7 every day of the year.

  • Revocation service number 0800 162 622 (calls from Finland are free).
  • When calling from abroad, dial +358 800 162 622 (charges made by the local operator will be payable).