General conscription

If you are a male Finnish citizen and live abroad, you are subject to the conscription call-up starting from the beginning of the year in which you turn 18 years. You can handle your call-up obligation matters through the mission of Finland in your country of residence.

 

Four conscripts stand on a cliff with a view down to a lake
Photo: Finnish Defence Forces

A conscript from abroad who is to perform military service should contact the CWT Customer Service Team by email pv.fi@contactcwt.com to obtain tickets to travel to Finland. The email must be accompanied by a scanned order to start military service.

For additional information, please visit the Defence Forces website.

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