Go directly to contents.

Personal identity code

The personal identity code is a means of identification that is more specific than a name. Several people may have the exact same name but there are no two persons with exactly the same personal identity code. The code remains unchanged throughout the person’s lifetime. Personal identity codes were introduced in Finland in the 1960s.

Read more about the personal identity code on the website of the Digital and Population Data Services Agency.Opens in a new window.

Text edited by: editorial team
Updated: 7/5/2024