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Prohibition of registration

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You can ask the Finnish Patent and Registration Office (PRH) not to register you as a person responsible for a company or an organisation at the Finnish Trade Register, Finnish Register of Associations, or Finnish Register of Foundations without your consent.

A board member can, for example, be the responsible person.

If you have filed a prohibition of registration when you are notified as a person responsible for a company or an organisation, we will contact the person who has filed the notification to arrange for a consent. Use our online form to give your consent.

The prohibition is valid until further notice.

Please note that a prohibition of registration will not remove any of your previously registered role details from the Finnish Trade Register, the Finnish Register of Associations and the Finnish Register of Foundations.

Check in the service at Registers at whether you are registered in a specific role in a company at the Finnish Trade Register.

Do the following

Go to our online form. Change the language of the form at the top of the page. Log in, fill in and send the form.

In exceptional cases (for instance when filing a prohibition for a minor) you can use a paper form. See our instructions at

To whom and on what terms

We cannot register prohibitions that are filed by email.

In order to file a prohibition of registration, you must have a Finnish personal identity code.

To use the online form you must also have one of the following:

  • personal internet banking codes
  • a mobile certificate
  • an electronic identity card (HST card).

The service is free of charge.

Basic information

The service is provided byFinnish Patent and Registration Office
Responsible for the serviceFinnish Patent and Registration Office
Area Whole Finland
Available languagesFinnish, Swedish, English
Text edited by: Finnish Patent and Registration Office
Updated: 14/5/2021