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About this site

The local register officies updated the content, visual presentation and functioning of its website in 2010. The site is constantly being added to and updated.

We welcome feedback, questions or suggestions on how the site can be improved. These can be sent using the form provided in the 'Feedback' section.

Structure of the site

The site is divided into 7 main sections. Each page has three columns of information. The column on the left displays the section headings and subheadings, the column in the centre presents the main content of the page, and the column on the right provides links and additional information. In addition to links to the main pages, the upper edge of each page also provides links to keys to zooming texts into larger or smaller size, other language versions, sitemap and a search function.

With the help of the horizontal navigation of the site, user can choose access on sites main-site, contact information of local register officies, services at the local register office-site, information of local register officies- section, time reservation system, price list, forms- section, and feedback-section.


Site functions

Search function. The search function accessible at the top of each page offers a free keyword search.

Links. Internal links open in the same window and external links open in the new window.

Printing. At the top of the central column on each page there is a link to the page in a layout suitable for printing.


Technical requirements

Our recommended minimum browser requirements for the most widely used browsers are Internet Explorer 7.0 and Mozilla Firefox 3.5.

For reading files in PDF format you will need Adobe Acrobat Reader, which you can download from


Personal data

Please observe that no personal data is collected on the users of the website. However, where replies for questions and feedback are requested, e-mail addresses and other contact details are queried.

Statistical data is collected on the website in order to be able to improve the site. To be able to record visitors and their numbers, the website sends a cookie. The statistical records include the number of users, country of origin, time of visit to the website and the browser used to access the site.



Under the Finnish Copyright Act (404/1961) and later amendments thereto, copyright to all material published on this site is held by the local register officies or other party or parties mentioned in connection with a specific document. When the rights to photographic material are held by the photographer, this is indicated next to the photograph.


Legal disclaimer

Local register offices bears no responsibility for any costs or damage caused by any inaccuracies in the contents of this website. Local register offices also bears no responsibility for any damage caused by technical faults or material linked to the site that has been published by a third party.