Attest documents for use in Finland

Certify documents issued in over 100 countries for official use in Finland

Certify documents issued in over 100 countries for official use in Finland

Isarey works across multiple jurisdictions to legalize international documents so that they are valid for submission to Finnish authorities.

We legalize all types of official documents for use in Finland, including identity documents, birth and marriage certificates, criminal record certificates, academic diplomas and corporate documents.

We work locally with certification specialists, notaries, law firms and certifiedFinnishtranslators in over 100 countries, certifying documents for use in Finland, including documents issued in:

Finland is a signatory to the Hague Convention Abolishing the Requirement of Legalisation for Foreign Public Documents Hague Apostille ConventionExternal link (opens in new tab). This means that official documents issued in other signatory countries can be certified by an Apostille Stamp in the country where they have been issued. This stamp will generally be accepted directly by Finnish authorities as confirmation of the document’s authenticity without need for further certification in Finland.

However, documents from non-Apostille countries must be legalized by the authorities of the issuing country and then attested by the local Finnish embassy or consulate. This applies to documents in countries such as: AE United Arab EmiratesUnited Arab Emirates - TW TaiwanTaiwan - MY MalaysiaMalaysia - TH ThailandThailand - ZM ZambiaZambia - QA QatarQatar

European Union

Submission within the European Union
Certain documents do not require Apostilles for submission to authorities in Finland when they are issued in another European Union Member State (the receiving authority should accept the original or a certified copy).

When applying for certain public documents, a multilingual standard form may be requested to accompany the original. A multilingual standard form must always be issued and signed by an authority of the EU country where the public document is issued, providing a translation aid designed to help the receiving authority to understand a public document which is in a language not accepted by Finland.
See: EU Multilingual standard formsExternal link (opens in new tab)

Documents not requiring Apostilles for use in Finland include birth, death, marriage certificates, absence of a criminal record (a clean criminal record of a citizen of the issuing country), certificates of nationality and residence:
See: Regulation (EU) 2016/1191External link (opens in new tab)

Other documents, including academic certificates, still require Apostille certification and certified translation to be valid in Finland.

Exceptions to Apostille Convention (Documents issued in the Philippines)
Finland has objected to the accession of the Philippines to the Apostille Convention, so that the Convention does not apply between Finland and the Philippines. Philippine documents required for use in Finland may require additional attestation by the Finnish embassy in Manila.

If you have documents issued in Finland:

Isarey also certifies documents issued in Finland for use abroad, including Finnish birth, death and marriage certificates, diplomas and criminal record certificates. For further information, please see:

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Certified Translation

When documents are written in a language that is not an official language of Finland, then a certified translation may also be required. It is important to ensure that the certified translation is valid for use in Finland. Translations not done in Finland may require separate legalization alongside the original document.

Isarey provides document attestation services to private, corporate and institutional clients worldwide. Our presence in different jurisdictions and our local experience and expertise dealing directly with authorities and embassies in different countries means we can save you time, frustration and money, ensuring that documents are properly prepared so that they are accepted by Finnish authorities.

To find out about certifying documents for use in Finland, use our online quotation form or email us a scan or description of the documents you need to certify. We will get back to you directly with a quotation and details of how to proceed:

6 steps to certify document for use in Finland

  1. Upload the documents you need attested or send them to us by email.
  2. Our experts will pre-check your documents to ensure that they are eligible for Apostille certification or consular legalization in the country where they are issued, and we’ll assist you locally in preparing them if required.
  3. We’ll send you a quotation with the total cost of the process (final price including all fees, certified translation when required and courier costs) and an estimation of how long the process will take to complete.
  4. We’ll arrange a secure courier to collect your original documents (where electronic versions are not sufficient).
  5. As soon as we receive your documents, we will confirm your order and proceed with the attestation process. Where appropriate, we will arrange certified copies for the attestation process so that we can return your originals directly.
  6. We return the attested documents to you by secure international courier.

Finland Resources

Finnish news and resources: visas, business and immigration

Finland Visa and Immigration Resources
Finland - UK Foreign travel advice
This advice reflects the UK government’s understanding of current rules for people travelling on a full ‘British citizen’ passport from the UK, for the most common types of travel to Finland.
Travelling to Finland for work
Check if you need a visa or permit to work in Finland and how to get one if you do (UK Citizens).
Living in Finland
Information for British citizens moving to or living in Finland, including guidance on residency, healthcare and driving.
Finland Doing Business
Finland - Country Commercial Guide
Discusses key Finnish economic indicators and trade statistics, which countries are dominant in the market, and other issues that affect trade.
Finland Visa and Immigration News
Finland Work Visa: Eligibility, Application Process, Types and FAQs Finland Work Visa
Do I Need A Visa To Work In Finland What Are The Eligibility Requirements How Do I Apply For A Finland Work Visa
A Guide to Finlands Digital Nomad Visa
In Finlands instance, two alternatives can allow you to live out your nomadic dreams in Finland: the self-employment visa and the start-up visa.
Finland to increase period of residence required for citizenship to 8 years
The Finnish Interior Ministry has introduced a bill suggesting to increase the period of residence in the country required for Finnish citizenship.
Finland's study visa roadmap: Guide about residence permit, requirement, process
Navigating the visa and residence permit process can be a complex endeavour for those hailing from non-EUEEA countries.
Finland advances plans to introduce citizenship test
The new government's programme includes the introduction of a citizenship test as part of its plans to tighten the requirements for obtaining Finnish citizenship or permanent residence in Finland.
Finland Provides Detailed Information for Travel to the Country After May 14
Finlands government has decided to relax some of its precautionary measures taken in a bid to stop the spread of the Coronavirus pandemic (COVID-19), as the country has started to see signs of slowing in the rate of infections.
Finland Will Not Renew Unused Schengen Visas to Russians
The Finnish authorities have decided not to renew Schengen visas for Russians who were unable to use them due to the Coronavirus pandemic and the travel restrictions imposed as a result.
Finland Trade and Business News
In review: employment law for utives in Finland - Lexology
A general overview of key employment law provisions applicable to utives in Finland, including restrictive covenants and termination of employment.
Finnish businesses are eyeing more opportunities in Southeast Asia and Vietnam in particular
Finnish businesses are eyeing more opportunities in Southeast Asia and Vietnam in particular, media Vietnam Net reports.
Why Finland is Such A Great Place For Business
How is it that a country renowned for its hard-to-break-through culture, less-than-desirable climate, and difficult-to-learn language is so often praised as one of the best places in the world to do business
Finnish companies keen on Bangladesh Dhaka Tribune
But first, both the countries need to agree on some principal ideas and agendas in their upcoming engagements
Finland's Prime Minister Sanna Marin says the American Dream is best achieved in Nordic countries
Finland's Prime Minister Sanna Marin is a big believer in the American Dream, and she thinks it's a lot easier to achieve right now in her country than in the United States.

The above links are provided as a convenience and for informational purposes only; Isarey bears no responsibility for the accuracy, content or policies of external websites.

Get a Quotation for your Documents

We price each certification process individually, depending on the type and quantity of documents to be attested, the country of issue, the country of use and intended purpose, urgency, whether certified translations are required as part of the process and courier costs.

To receive a quote, you can upload your documents using our online quotation form or send us your documents by email. After reviewing your documents and requirements, we will get back to you with a quotation:

If you don’t have the documents available, just describe the documents you need to certify, and we will get back to you with an estimation of cost and delivery times.

Using our quotation form, your documents will be uploaded over a secure connection and immediately encrypted on our server. For added protection, you can upload password-protected files ( PDFExternal link (opens in new tab), Microsoft Office 365: Save a password protected document to prevent unauthorized people from opening it. Office DocumentsExternal link (opens in new tab), WinRAR Encryption Frequently asked question (FAQ) RAR foldersExternal link (opens in new tab)) and provide us with the passwords separately.

PERSONAL DATA: If your documents contain personal data belonging to people outside your household, please ensure that you are authorised to share this data before uploading your documents. If your documents contain sensitive personal data, such as biometric data, medical data or data on criminal convictions, please ensure that you indicate this when prompted, upon submitting your documents. For further information on our processing of personal data contained in uploaded documents, please see:
Privacy Policy (Customer Inquiries)

For further information on confidentiality in our handling of document content please see:
Confidentiality (Client Content)