Centre for Non-Military Service
The Centre for Non-Military Service is responsible for implementing non-military service, organising the training of the persons liable for non-military service and for guiding the service locations. The Centre for Non-Military Service, which is located at Lapinjärvi, is a separate unit of the KEHA-keskus.
What services can I get?
Accommodation expenses in civil service placementServiceNationwidePublic serviceAlternative civil service placement organisation can apply for compensation for the accommodation of service draftees.
Agreement to perform service at the location for non-military servicePermit or other obligationNationwidePublic serviceA commitment regarding the performance of the service is filled in when it is decided to employ a person liable to do non-military service
Alternative civil service placementServiceNationwidePublic serviceYour civil service starts with a training period. The training period is followed by a work placement.
Applying for non-military servicePermit or other obligationNationwidePublic serviceIf conviction-related reasons prevent the performing of military service, you may apply for non-military service. Non-military service is 347 days.
Applying for postponement of alternative civil serviceServiceNationwidePublic serviceYou can apply for up to three years of postponement of alternative civil service at a time.
Becoming a location for non-military serviceServiceNationwidePublic servicePublic authorities/companies, non-profit organisations and religious communities/parishes can become a location for non-military service.
Certificate of completion of the civilian serviceServiceNationwidePublic serviceYou can request a written proof of completion of the civilian service from the Civilian Service Centre.
Changing your placement during serviceServiceNationwidePublic serviceOn reasonable grounds, you can request transfer to another placement during alternative civil service.
Clearance statement for a passport applicationServiceNationwidePublic serviceWhen applying for a passport, you will need a clearance statement from Civilian Service Centre or the placement organisation.
Compensation for travel costs for persons liable for non-military serviceServiceNationwidePublic serviceThe service location can apply for compensation for costs due to journeys for leave.
Exemption from alternative civil service for dual nationalsServiceNationwidePublic serviceIf you are a Finnish citizen and also a citizen of another country, you can apply for exemption from alternative civil service.
Exemption from non-military service for health reasonsServiceNationwidePublic serviceIn peacetime, you can request a temporary or a complete exemption from the non-military service for health reasons.
Exemption from supplementary serviceServiceNationwidePublic serviceYou can apply for partial or full exemption from supplementary service.
Free travel tickets for persons liable for non-military service who are performing the work serviceServiceNationwidePublic serviceWhen a person liable for non-military service is entitled to a free journey for leave, the service location can provide them with free travel tickets.
Health care services during alternative civil serviceServiceNationwidePublic serviceThe Civilian Service Centre operates a health clinic that offers health care services during your training period at the centre.
Performing the non-military service abroadPermit or other obligationNationwidePublic serviceService location may order the person liable for non-military service on a journey abroad that lasts longer than 14 days but not longer than 2 months
Reimbursement of unforeseen costs to the civilian service locationServiceNationwidePublic serviceThe service location can apply for reimbursement of exceptionally high costs caused by the upkeep of the person liable for non-military service.
Request for placement in a training group of the civilian serviceServiceNationwidePublic serviceYou can send a request in Omasivari for placement in a training group to notify when you would like start to carry out the civilian service.
Request for verification of the civilian service register informationServiceNationwidePublic serviceYou have a right to check the information that is stored in the civilian service register about you.
Service violation reportPermit or other obligationNationwidePublic serviceIf a civil service draftee neglects their responsibilities or otherwise violates the service agreement, the placement organisation must make a report
Social welfare officer services during alternative civil serviceServiceNationwidePublic serviceThe Civilian Service Centre has a social welfare officer who can provide you with guidance and advice.
Termination of alternative civil service by the placement organisationServiceNationwidePublic serviceThe placement organisation can request termination of civil service on the grounds of the civil service draftee’s health or a criminal matter
Transfer from civil service to military serviceServiceNationwidePublic serviceIf you want to switch from civil to military service, you can apply for transfer.
Transfer to another civilian service positionServiceNationwidePublic serviceYou can, on proper grounds, request a transfer of the civilian service position during the labour service.
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Centre for Non-Military Service receptionService locationNationwideThe reception is open 24/7/365.Open 24 hours a day.
Organisation identification data
Business ID: 2296962-1
Telephone number+358 295029500
(local/mobile network fee)
The Centre for Non-military Service
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