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You can browse old news in the news archive. e-Identification: Danske Bank’s security cards will no longer be in use after 14 September

Published 9/12/2019

Danske Bank has announced that it will no longer use conventional code cards, or security cards, after 14 September. This also applies to e-Identification and all public administration services that use it for identification purposes.

Making acting on behalf of another party in social welfare e-services easier – a separate mandate code for social welfare

Published 8/22/2019

A separate e-services mandate code has now been specified for social welfare in e-Authorizations. With the new mandate code, allowing an assignee to act on behalf of another party is easy. The mandate code specifies the matters in which the assignee can act on behalf of the assignor. The mandate code has been jointly specified by the National Institute for Health and Welfare and the Population Register Centre.

Over 10 million transactions using e-Authorizations to act on behalf of another party

Published 6/25/2019

During the beginning of this year (January to May) the amount of transactions on behalf of another party reached over 6.5 million, which is over 1.6 million transactions per month.

E-Authorisations make it easier to use pharmacy services on behalf of others

Published 6/13/2019

Your own proof of identity is now sufficient for collecting another person's prescription medicines from the pharmacy provided that you have received an e-Authorisation in the service. This change will particularly help with the daily life of families with children and those taking care of their spouse’s affairs. e-Authorizations user interface has been updated

Published 6/11/2019

The new user interface for e-Authorizations has been introduced on Tuesday 11 June.

Information on the selection of the place of treatment will be available in the Web Service

Published 5/9/2019

Content about choosing health services, published on the website, will be moved to the Web Service.

You can now find employment services that comply with the activation model from

Published 3/28/2019 explains how you satisfy the requirements of activation model.

The details of your studies can also be viewed in the Web Service

Published 2/12/2019

The details from the National Agency for Education’s Koski service have been added to the Web Service’s Registers section.

State employees take up skiing: If 100,000 citizens activate electronic messages from the authorities, the authorities promise to ski 10,000 kilometres

Published 2/8/2019

The Population Register Centre and the Finnish Tax Administration invite Finnish citizens to move to electronic communication with state authorities instead of paper mail. If 100,000 Finns activate the Messages service by the end of February, Population Register Centre Director General Janne Viskari and Tax Administration Director General Markku Heikura, together with their colleagues, promise to clock up 10,000 kilometres on cross-country skis.

Parliamentary elections 2019: Notifications of the right to vote are now posted electronically to Messages

Published 2/6/2019

For the parliamentary elections in 2019, notifications of the right to vote may be accessed for the first time in electronic format instead of being sent in the post. To access your notification of the right to vote in the parliamentary elections, you must be using Messages by 16.00 on 22 February 2019.