Processes and decides, among other things, on residence permits, registrations of EU-citizens and Finnish nationality matters.
Maintains regional Population Information System in Finland. Foreign citizens residing in Finland shall be registered in the Population Information System. At the same time a Finnish personal identity code can be acquired. Also municipality of residence (kotikunta) can be registered at the Local Register Office when person moves to Finland permanently.
Tax Authority in Finland. Issues tax cards and individual tax numbers needed in the construction sites. Also a Finnish personal identity code can be obtained in accordance with the tax card by visiting the local tax office.
The Police of Finland can issue an identity card to foreign citizens as well if
– The person resides permanently in Finland
– His/her personal information has been entered in to the Population System
– He/she has a valid residence permit or card or his/her right of residence has been registered in Finnish Immigration Office
– He/she can reliably prove his/her identity
The Social Insurance Institution of Finland (Kela) provides people residing in Finland with basic social security in different life situations.