Finnish Register of Associations

The PRH keeps the Finnish Register of Associations. It contains details of registered associations, such as their rules and details of persons entitled to sign for associations, in other words, people who can act on behalf of associations. Read more about associations.

How to file a notification with the register

In the menu, you will find instructions on how to found an association and instructions for registered associations. Save time and money by filing your notification online. The online filing service is available in Finnish and in Swedish. Go to the online filing service of the Finnish Register of Associations. Start by identifying yourself via the suomi.fi service.

Religious communities file their notifications using paper forms. You will find the instructions in the menu.

Before filing a notification, check estimated processing times below.

Monitor the progress of your notification

You can monitor the progress of your notification online. Go to the online filing service in Finnish and in Swedish. Start by identifying yourself via the suomi.fi service.

Register extracts, rules and other details of associations

Use our online information service to check the registered details of associations, chambers of commerce, or religious communities. You can also buy register extracts, and association rules that have been registered since 2011. The extracts and rules are available in Finnish or in Swedish.

Go to the online information service of the Finnish Register of Associations.

Estimated processing times

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 our processing status.

April 2020

Type of notification
Estimated processing time
New associations
32 working days
Online notifications of changes in the board or in the right to sign on behalf of the association

15 working days

Notifications by paper form of changes in the board or in the right to sign on behalf of the association

32 working days
Notications of dissolution or termination
32 working days
Rule changes
47 working days

Processing time means the time from filing a notification or an application to the first communication with the customer. The first communication can be

  • a decision about registration,
  • a request or invitation in writing to correct the notification or application, or
  • a telephone call.