Processing time

At the PRH, processing time means the time from the filing of a notification or an application until it is registered.

If the notification or application cannot be registered straight away, the processing time means the time from the filing of the notification or application until we send you a request or invitation to correct it or until we contact you by phone.

The processing time is shorter if you file your notifications online at Please note that online filing is only available in Finnish and in Swedish.

Estimated processing time October 2020

The estimated processing time does not promise to process the matter within the time indicated but rather is an estimate that may change according to the processing status.

Type of notification Estimated processing time
Online start-up notifications 2 working day
Notifications of changes concerning persons authorised to represent the company 1 working day
Other online notifications of changes 7 working days
Changes to articles of association filed by housing companies 12 working days
Other notifications submitted to the Finnish Trade Register 15 working days
Enterprise mortgage affairs 12 working days

Monitor the progress of your notification using the notification search in the Virre Information Service

Search by using the Business ID or the record number. The following details are provided free of charge: date and time of arrival, status, and latest processing phase of the notification. Go to the notification search in Virre.

Request a certain registration date

We process notifications in order of arrival, and exceptions to this order are made only for weighty reasons.

If there is a specific reason why your notification should be registered as soon as possible or for instance on a certain date later on, submit your request to the Finnish Trade Register together with your notification. The request must include the reason why the notification should be registered on a certain date and the requested date of registration. Please note: do not include any such details in your request that should not be published in the Finnish Trade Register’s information services.

If you use our paper forms (“Y forms") to file your notification, select “Tick this box if you are asking for registration by a desired date" on page 1 of the form. Please note that requests submitted on the pages of the form that are only processed by the Finnish Tax Administration, do not come to the notice of the Finnish Trade Register.

If you already have filed your notification, you can request a certain registration date by submitting your request by email to korjaukset[a] The request must include the reason why the notification should be registered on a certain date, the requested date of registration, the company’s name and Business ID, if any, and details of the notification in question.

We observe the requests whenever possible, but cannot, however, answer your requests separately.

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Latest update 28.09.2020