Acquiring a Certificate

The Population Register Centre issues certificates for different uses.

Citizen certificate

The ID card is an identification document issued by the police with a citizen certificate issued by the Population Register Centre on a chip. Citizen certificates are issued to Finnish citizens and permanent residents of Finland who have been entered in the Population Information System and whose identity can be reliably verified. ID card applications are submitted to the police.

Organisation certificate

Organisation certificates and organisation cards can be ordered from the Population Register Centre’s certificate sales service at the address varmennemyynti (at) vrk.fi

Server certificate for organisations

Price

A server certificate costs €300.00 per year (excl. VAT). The price is annual and invoiced when the certificate is created.

Validity

Server certificates can be valid for one (1) year or two (2) years from the issue date.

Delivery time

The delivery time of server certificates is up to five (5) workdays from the arrival of the application form and the necessary attachments at the Population Register Centre. The issued server certificate is delivered to the applicant or the applicant’s IT contact person by e-mail in DER and PEM formats.

Certificates

  • Server certificate
  • Test server certificate
  • System signature certificate.

Revocation of a server certificate

If it is known or suspected that a certificate holder’s private key has been exposed, the server certificate must be revoked. A certificate must also be revoked if it becomes unnecessary or its purpose changes. Revoked certificates cannot be restored.