Passport application by persons liable for military service

If you are liable for military service when you are applying for a passport, you must present an account that there are no impediments to its issuance, as referred to in the Passport Act.   If you do not present the account, the person handling the matter at the Ministry for Foreign Affairs will ask the information from the Finnish authorities before the passport is issued.

Proof of no impediment can be presented by means of:

  • a military passport
  • a call-up certificate or some other similar decision given to a person exempted from service in peacetime
  • a call-up certificate given to a person exempted from military service entirely
  • a clearance certificate given by a military authority
  • non-military service certificate.

See the Passport Act (in Finnish) in the Finlex Data Bank Passport application by persons liable for military service, section 8.

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