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Free travel tickets for persons liable for non-military service who are performing the work service

  • Service
  • Nationwide
  • Public service

When 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 that enable travel by bus, train or aeroplane.

Do the following

The non-military service location checks whether or not the person liable for non-military service is entitled to a free journey and

  • orders bus tickets from Matkahuolto in compliance with instructions provided by the Civilian Service Centre
  • orders train tickets from VR using the Corporate internet-based purchasing application in compliance with instructions provided by the Civilian Service Centre. First, request access right from the Civilian Service Centre via an email, in which you provide the contract code of your service location.
  • Order plane tickets from the Civilian Service Centre by phone or email. When making the order, provide the name, date of birth, telephone number and email address of the person liable for non-military service.

To whom and on what terms

During their service time, a person liable for non-military service, who lives in Finland, is entitled for free journeys to and from their home or living locality for a leave and for a free journey after discharge from service.

If a person permanently resides in the Nordic countries, they are entitled to four, if they reside elsewhere in Europe, to three, and if they reside outside of Europe, to two free journeys to and from their home or living locality for a leave and to a free journey after discharge from service.

At its discretion, a service location may also grant all persons liable for non-military service a journey in Finland:

1. to a locality where the person permanently works or studies

2. to a locality where the person’s spouse or permanent unmarried cohabitant lives

3. to a locality where the person’s parent, sibling or child lives

4. to a locality where the person will live, work or study in the future, if the person produces an invitation to a job interview or an entrance examination or other similar document

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: 1/10/2020