Finland Increases Prices for Official Services, Including Passports and Notary Services

In recent news, Finland has announced significant changes to the pricing of official services offered by its embassies and the Ministry of Foreign Affairs. Starting from September 1, 2023, these price adjustments will be in effect until the end of the year, December 31, 2023. Passport costs have seen a notable increase, while notary services have also undergone adjustments.
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The Finnish government has officially announced an adjustment in the prices of various official services offered by the country’s embassies and the Ministry of Foreign Affairs. This decision comes after approval from the Finance Committee of the Government on August 31, 2023.

New Prices Take Effect Starting September 1, 2023

As of September 1, 2023, these revised prices will come into effect, remaining unchanged throughout the year until December 31, 2023.

In an official statement released last week, the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Finland stated, “Some of the prices for official services provided by Finnish embassies and the Ministry of Foreign Affairs will increase. The new prices will come into effect on September 1, 2023.”

Passport Costs Increase, Notary Services Also Affected

Under these new regulations, the cost of obtaining a passport from Finnish embassies has risen significantly. Applicants will now be required to pay €235, up from the previous fee of €175.

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Additionally, the price for notary services has also seen an adjustment, with an increase ranging from €10 to €20, depending on the type of document.

Identity Card Prices Reduced

In contrast, the price of identity cards issued by the country’s representative offices has been reduced. The new cost for identity cards will be €60, down from the previous €96.

Official ServicePrevious Price (€)New Price (€)Increase (€)
Passport175235+60
Notary ServicesVariesVaries+10 to +20
Identity Card9660-36

Varied Changes in Service Prices

Several other services provided by the Ministry and Finnish embassies have undergone price changes, with some witnessing increases and others experiencing reductions. These changes are being implemented to ensure that prices accurately reflect the services provided.

A statement from the Finnish Ministry of Foreign Affairs explains;

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“After the change, the prices of government services provided by the foreign administration will better correspond to the cost price. The revisions of the payments are based on the cost principle of the State’s Basic Payment Act and the general increase in the cost level.”

Finland to Test Digital Travel Documents

Aside from price adjustments, Finland is leading the way in simplifying travel procedures. The country has initiated testing for digital travel documents, a groundbreaking step aimed at improving convenience for travellers. These digital travel documents will be tested on flights to London, Manchester, and Edinburgh.

As Finland continues to adapt its policies related to personal documents and other services, the government’s commitment to efficiency and innovation remains at the forefront of its initiatives.


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Manish Khandelwal
Manish Khandelwal

Manish Khandelwal, a travel-tech enthusiast with over a decade of experience in the travel industry. Founder and Editor-in-Chief of Travelobiz.com, he's passionate about writing.

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