Registration of birth in the Population Register System

Births of Finnish citizens 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.

Birth certificates issued by an EU country are accepted without requiring that a so-called apostille be attached to the document.

In other countries the original birth 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.

Registration of child born in Singapore to Finnish Population Register System

Birth certificate must be legalized at Singapore Ministry of Foreign Affairs. Instructions.

Please note that legalization is to be done to original document and therefore, birth certificate must not be laminated at hospital. If it has been laminated, you need to request for extract copy. Photo copy is not accepted.

Fill in form Notification of a Finnish citizen born outside Finland.

Request for appointment at embassy via email [email protected]

Bring legalized birth certificate, filled form and passports of parents. 

Once you have been notified of child's Finnish personal identity code, you can proceed to apply for passport