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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.

Personal identity codes are currently being reformed. In the current personal identity code model, each day has a limited number of codes, and now the number of identity codes is running low for some days. Read more about the adoption of the new intermediate characters amd the estimated schedule on the website of the Digital and Population Data Services Agency.Opens in a new window.

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Updated: 31/5/2023