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Cadastral surveyor

  • Professional qualification
  • Nationwide
  • Public service

Occupation description: Responsibilities include maintaining the land register and performing other statutory tasks.

Do the following

When applying for a decision from the Finnish National Agency for Education

1. Download the application form.

2. Fill in the application form according to the instructions.

3. Attach the required documents.

4. Send the application to Finnish National Agency for Education.

Required documents

When submitting your application, enclose copies of the following documents:

  • Degree/qualification certificate
  • transcript of studies
  • Proof of nationality, e.g. an extract from the Population Information System in Finland or copy of the ID page of your passport
  • Document verifying name change (if applicable).

If you are an EU/EEA national and you apply for recognition of professional qualifications obtained in an EU/EEA member state, enclose also:

  • A certificate issued as evidence of professional qualifications, if such a document is issued in the country where you have obtained your professional qualifications (e.g. document on teacher registration)
  • If applicable, certificates of professional experience and certificates of life-long learning.

Required translations

Provide a translation of each document into Finnish, Swedish or English if the original document is in a language other than Finnish, Swedish, Danish, Dutch, English, Estonian, Icelandic, French, German, Norwegian or Spanish. The translator must be an authorised translator in Finland or an official translator in the source country, working in the language pair in question. Translations done by the body that has issued the original document are also accepted.

If you would like to work as a cadastral surveyor in Finland, apply for a qualification decision from the Finnish National Agency for Education.

To whom and on what terms

If you have qualified as a cadastral surveyor abroad, the Finnish National Agency for Education will decide whether you qualify as a cadastral surveyor in Finland.

A fee is charged for the service.

The range of fees collected for a decision is €420 - €664. The fee is €420 when the decision concerns eligibility for one post or position. The fee is increased by €122 for any additional eligibility; however, the maximum surcharge is €244.


Processing time

The Finnish National Board of Education is obliged to make the decisions on the recognition of professional qualifications within four months of receipt of all documents. For other decisions, the law does not specify a maximum processing time. The processing of an application takes on average 2-3 months counting from the date on which all the necessary documents were provided.

Background information

Finnish National Agency for Education decides on the eligibility that a foreign qualification gives for positions in the early childhood education and care, teaching, fire and rescue services, and positions for which a Master of Laws degree completed in Finland is required.

Basic information

The service is provided byFinnish National Agency for Education
Responsible for the serviceFinnish National Agency for Education
Area Whole Finland
Available languagesFinnish, Swedish, English
Text edited by: Finnish National Agency for Education
Updated: 5/27/2020