Register as a foreigner – get your personal identity code
After your arrival, you need to enter some basic data (your name, date of birth, nationality, family relationships, address, etc.) in the Finnish Population Information System. You will be registered as a resident of a Finnish municipality if you plan to stay in the country permanently or if you reside here for at least three months to study. More information concerning registration and acquiring a personal identity code will be provided during the orientation week.
If you need to apply for a residence permit, you can and should apply for the Finnish personal identity code with the same form.