The Finnish personal ID-code (i.e. social security number) is a means of identification in Finland. The ID-code will make your life in Finland easier, as it is needed, for instance, when opening a bank account or a mobile phone connection. If you get any salary or scholarship from Finland, personal ID-code is required to enable payments. How to get the personal ID-code:
- Non-EU/EEA citizens: when you are granted the student residence permit OR upon arrival by registering at the Digital and Population Data Services Agency
- EU/EEA citizens: when your right of residence is registered at Migri
- Nordic citizens: when you register at the Digital and Population Data Services Agency
If the ID-code is not granted in any of the above: register at the Digital and Population Data Services Agency
Remember to inform also Learning Services of your school at Aalto so that your personal ID-code can be updated in the student register.