Finland: New Appearance and Delivery Process of Identification Cards 

Last Updated on March 19, 2023

Key Points 

  • Finland will update the appearance of its passport and identification cards, along with modifying the process for express delivery  


The government of Finland will update the appearance of its passports and identification cards, including residence permit cards, beginning 13 March 2023. According to the government update, the changes will have no effect on the validity of previously issued passports, identity cards or residence permit documents.  

The delivery process for these documents will also be modified to include an express delivery option for individuals located in select cities in Finland. Holders of valid passports and identification cards will not be required to apply for a new card until the current card has expired.  

What are the Changes?  

The government of Finland will introduce new passport and identification cards in mid-March 2023. According to the announcement, these changes will be made as a result of a new provider assisting in the creation of these documents.  

Looking Ahead  

Continue to check the government of Finland’s website and Envoy’s website for the latest updates and information. 

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