Registration of a civil partnership in the Population Information System

If you are a Finnish citizen and you register your civil partnership abroad, notify the matter to the Population Register System in Finland.

Finnish citizens' civil partnership registrations outside Finland  must be notified to the Local Register Office. You can also submit the notification at a Finnish embassy or send it there to be posted to the Local Register Office for registration.

The original civil partnership certificate or a copy of it, authenticated at a mission of Finland, must be appended to the notification. The document must be legalised and, if it has been issued in some other language than Finnish, Swedish or English, an authorised translation in one of these languages must be provided. Translations made abroad must be legalised. Translations made by an authorised translator in Finland are valid as such.

Civil Partnership in Australia

The Australian Civil Partnership Registration Certificate must be legalised with an Apostille Certificate. The States Registry of Births, Deaths and Marriage in which the partnership was registered issue the certificate. You will find instructions for obtaining the Apostille certificate by following this link.