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.


Certificate of Life in the UK

Embassy of Finland in London can write a Certificate of Life (elossaolotodistus). Also Finnish Honorary Consuls and local Notary Publics can write Affidavit Certificates for the same purposes.

A personal visit with a reliable proof of identity (passport or identity card) is required. Fees apply, please see: Service fees (Opens New Window).