Required attachments to the application for a passport or an identity card

  • An old passport or an identity card issued by the Police for identification.
  • 1 black-and-white or colour photo, taken within the past 6 months.
  • Men aged 18 to 30: passport for a person liable for military service; civilian serviceman certificate or certificate of call-up. If these are not available, the authority issuing the passport or the identity card verifies the national defence liability from the relevant authorities. If the applicant has not performed military or civilian service, the passport is issued for no longer than until the end of the year when the applicant turns 28.
  • Persons with a permanent residence abroad may be required to present a separate certificate of nationality.

Learn about passport photo requirements on the website of the Police.

Proof of Finnish citizenship in Australia

Please check that your citizenship details are correctly registered on the Population Information System of Finland. You will find instructions to do so on the Local Register Office of Finland website.

Use the list below to see what documents are required for your circumstance.

 

Finnish citizen

Finnish citizenship is listed on the Finnish Population Information System. Provide the following:

 

Finnish-Australian citizen (dual citizenship)

Finnish citizenship is listed and Australian citizenship is registered on the Finnish Population Information System.

  • No need for further clarification

 

Finnish-Australian citizen (dual citizenship)

Finnish citizenship is listed, Australian citizenship is acquired after June 1, 2003, but is not registered in the Finnish Population Information System. Provide the following:

 

Finnish-Australian citizen (dual citizenship)

Finnish citizenship is listed, Australian citizenship is obtained at birth, but is not registered in the Finnish Population Information System. Provide the following:

 

Finnish-Australian citizen (dual citizenship)

Finnish citizenship is obtained by a citizenship declaration after June 1, 2003, through the decision of the Finnish Immigration Office (MIGRI). ​​​​​​​

  • No need for further clarification

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Sending / collecting a passport or an ID card

Collecting a passport or an ID card: You (or the person authorized by you) can collect the passport or the ID card from the Embassy. You can also ask your document be delivered to another foreign mission of Finland.

Sending a passport or an ID card: Please bring a prepaid registered post envelope or equivalent, if you would like your passport/ID card to be mailed to your Australian address. We advise you to take note of the tracking number. Mark your contact information in the “recipient-field” on the envelope. The delivery time of an ID card may be longer than that of a passport due to the large number of orders.