Chairperson or other persons entitled to sign for the association – notification of changes

Two kinds of persons entitled to sign are filed with the Register of Associations: persons authorised by the rules to sign and persons appointed to sign for the association. Read more about the persons entitled to sign for the association.

File the changes of the persons entitled to sign for the association in the online service at ytj.fi or by using a paper form. It is cheaper and faster to file online than by using paper forms. Please note that both the online service and the paper forms are only available in Finnish and in Swedish.

When do I file the notification?

File the notification without delay.

Who files the notification online?

The chairperson of the association’s executive committee signs the notification.

If the association has filed its executive committee with the Register of Associations, then any adult committee member can also sign the notification. Associations have been able to file the executive committee for registration from 18 September 2019.

Please note: Committee members who have only been registered as persons entitled to sign for the association have no right to sign the notification.

The person who signs the notification must have a Finnish personal identity code, and personal internet banking codes, a mobile certificate, or an electronic identity card (HST card).

If the person who fills in the notification is not entitled to sign for the association, he or she must give the document code of the notification to the person entitled to sign, so that the person can log in to the service to sign the notification.

What does it cost to file online?

A notification of changes online about the persons entitled to sign for the association costs 20 euros.

If you file both the persons entitled to sign for the association and the executive committee with the Register of Associations at the same time, the notification of changes costs 40 euros (20 + 20 euros). Read more about filing the executive committee.

You must pay the notification online with your internet bank codes or by credit card. Read more in our price list.

How to file online

Please note that the online filing service is only available in Finnish or in Swedish.

The notification must be signed, submitted, and paid in the online service. Pay the notification in the online service after it has been signed.

The PRH will not process your notification until you have paid for the handling fee.

Go to the online filing service of the Register of Associations in Finnish and in Swedish. Start by identifying yourself via the suomi.fi service.

If you file your notification using a paper form, the processing time will be longer and the fee will be higher than when filing online. Go to our instructions on paper forms.

Terminated appointment or own resignation

If you have resigned or your appointment has otherwise been terminated, you can file a notification of changes with the Register of Associations. A terminated appointment or a resignation can be filed online only. Read our instructions on terminated appointment or own resignation.

How to follow the processing of the notification

You can follow the processing of your association’s notification in our online service. Go to the online filing service of the Register of Associations in Finnish and in Swedish. Start by identifying yourself via the suomi.fi service.

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Latest update 12.05.2020