Certificate of existence

A certificate indicating that an individual is alive can be issued, e.g. for the purpose of withdrawing retirement funds or carrying out an estate inventory, based on evidence presented. The person for whom the certificate of life is to be issued must present him- or herself at the Mission in person.


In the Netherlands a certificate of life (verklaring van in het leven zijn / attestatie de vita) is usually possible to get from the client service point of your own city hall in several languages, incl. English. In that case, no translation is needed for the Finnish authorities.

In Luxembourg a certificate of existence / affidavit certificate can be asked from Bierger Center.