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Clearance statement for a passport application

  • Service
  • Nationwide
  • Public service

If you are 30 years of age or younger and have not started or fully completed your civil service, you need a clearance statement in order to apply for a passport. If you have completed your civil service but do not have a certificate of service, you can request a clearance statement from Civilian Service Centre.

If you are required to attend supplementary service, you do not need a clearance statement to apply for a passport.

Do the following

You can request the statement from the Centre if you haven’t yet started your service or are currently attending the training. The Centre can give the statement in writing to yourself or by telephone to the passport authority.

If you are already in a placement, request the statement from your supervisor. The placement organisation can give the statement in writing to yourself or by telephone to the passport authority.

The placement organisation should use the statement template available in the instructions for alternative civil service (TEM2313/00.05.02/2016).

To whom and on what terms

The statement declares you qualified to apply for a passport, identity document or other travel document if you have completed your alternative civil service or are exempted from service.

If you have not started or fully completed your alternative civil service, Civilian Service Centre or the placement organisation can recommend you for a passport up to the end of the year in which you turn 28.

The Civilian Service Centre will process statement requests as urgent.

The service is free of charge.

Basic information

The service is provided byCentre for Non-Military Service
Responsible for the serviceCentre for Non-Military Service
Area Whole Finland
Available languagesFinnish, Swedish
Text edited by: Centre for Non-Military Service
Updated: 4/20/2021