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Suomi.fi e-Authorizations for acting on behalf of another person

  • Service
  • Nationwide
  • Public service

Using Suomi.fi e-Authorizations, you can authorise another person or a company to act on your behalf in the matters that you have specified.

A mandate means that you can grant a company or a person aged 18 or over the right to act on your behalf in a matter that you have specified. An e-authorisation can be described as an electronic power of attorney the details of which are entered into the national authorisation register.

You can also request a mandate to act on behalf of another person or a company and manage the mandates centrally.

Using Suomi.fi e-Authorizations is safe because the user is identified with strong identification.

Suomi.fi e-Authorizations run in the background of a number of e-services operated by different authorities. When you are acting on behalf of another party in an e-service, the service checks that you have the right to act on behalf of this party or that you are authorised to do it.

Do the following

Log into the Suomi.fi Web Service using your bank identification codes, mobile ID or certificate card (ID card, organisation card or ID card for a regulated social and health care professional). Select Authorisations from the Suomi.fi Web Service’s menu and proceed to grant a mandate.

To authorise another person to act on your behalf, you need to know their name and personal identity number.

If you want to authorise a company to act on your behalf, enter the company's business ID or find it using a web search service.

Public Service Info provides guidance on the use of e-Authorizations by phone, email, text message and via the feedback form. Instructions are also available in the Instructions and Support section of the Suomi.fi Web Service.

To whom and on what terms

Granting a mandate requires logging into the Suomi.fi Web Service.

You can grant a mandate if you are of age. If you are aged under 18, you cannot grant mandates in Suomi.fi. This is because a person under the age of 18 is considered incompetent and cannot authorise other persons to act on their behalf. A guardian is responsible for their underage children.

The service is free of charge.

Basic information

The service is provided byDigital and Population Data Services Agency
Responsible for the serviceDigital and Population Data Services Agency
Area Whole Finland
Available languagesSwedish, Finnish, English
Text edited by: Digital and Population Data Services Agency
Updated: 3/19/2020