Registration of Marriage in the Population Information System

If you are a Finnish citizen and you get married abroad, you must notify the marriage to the Finnish Population System.

Ask the person conducting the marriage, what documents are needed when the ceremony is performed before a foreign public authority. A Finnish certificate of no impediment can be ordered in multiple languages from the (layout.types.url.description) (Opens New Window)Digital and Population Data Agency(layout.types.url.description) (Opens New Window) in your municipality of residence. Documents that are used abroad, must be legalised.

Some priests working among expatriate Finns, who are employed by Evangelical Lutheran Church of Finland (list in Finnish)(layout.types.url.description) (Opens New Window), have the right to conduct marriages abroad.

You cannot get married at an embassy of Finland.

Notify the marriage to the Digital and Population Data Agency

When a Finnish citizen gets married outside Finland(layout.types.url.description) (Opens New Window) it must be notified to the Local Register Office. You can also leave the notification at a Finnish embassy or send it there to be posted to the Digital and Population Data Agency.

The original marriage certificate or a copy of it, authenticated at the 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(layout.types.url.description) (Opens New Window) are valid as such.

An Apostille stamp is not required for a marriage certificate, which is issued by an EU country authority and a translation of the certificate is not needed if a multilingual standard form(layout.types.url.description) is appended to the document.

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Singapore (FI, SV, EN)

FI:
Käy laillistamassa avioliittotodistus Singapore Academy of Law'ssa. https://legalisation.sal.sg/ Huom! Laillistus pitää tehdä alkuperäiseen dokumenttiin, ei valokopioon. Jos avioliittotodistus on annettu vain sähköisenä, hanki paperinen avioliittotodistus ROM:sta tai ROMM:sta ja laillista. https://www.marriage.gov.sg/.

Täytä ja allekirjoita Digi- ja Väestötietoviraston lomake Ilmoitus ulkomailla solmitusta avioliitosta. https://dvv.fi/lomakkeet

Pyydä asiakaspalveluaikaa edustustosta sähköpostitse, [email protected]

Tule käymään suurlähetystössä sovittuna aikana. Ota mukaan laillistettu avioliittotodistus, DVV:n lomake ja molempien passit.

SV:
Legalisera äktenskapsbeviset hos Singapore Academy of Law. https://legalisation.sal.sg/ Obs! Legalisering av originaldokumentet, inte av en kopia.  Om äktenskapsintyget har utfärdats endast i elektronisk form, skaffa ett äktenskapsintyg i pappersform från ROM eller ROMM och lagligt

Fyll i och underteckna Digitalisering- och befolkningsdata myndighetens blankett “Anmälan om äktenskap som ingåtts utomlands”. https://dvv.fi/sv/blanketter

Boka tid hos ambassaden per e-post till [email protected]

Vid besöket på ambassaden vid den överenskomna tiden tag med det legaliserade äktenskapsintyget, den ifyllda DVV -blanketten och bådas pass.

EN:
Legalize the marriage certificate at Singapore Academy of Law. https://legalisation.sal.sg/ Please note that legalization must be done on an original document, not on a photocopy. If marriage certificate has been given as e-format, obtain a paper version from ROM or ROMM and have it legalized. 

Fill and sign Digital and Population Data Services Agency's form "Notification of marriage outside Finland". https://dvv.fi/en/forms

Request for an appointment at the embassy by email, [email protected]

Bring legalized marriage certificate, filled form and passports from both.