Associations: register extracts, rules and other details

A register extract is a document showing all the details recorded about an association in the Finnish Register of Associations.

The activity of an association is defined by its rules and the Finnish Associations Act. The purpose of the association, forms of activity, meetings, the executive committee or board, and membership are defined in the rules of the association. The rules may also specify if there are any other persons besides the chairperson entitled to act on behalf of the association (sign for the association).

How to buy register extracts and rules of an association

In the information service of the Finnish Register of Associations, you can buy a register extract with details of, for example, persons entitled to sign for the association. You can also buy association rules that have been registered at the Finnish Register of Associations since 2011. The register extracts and rules are available in Finnish or in Swedish. Go to the service to buy register extracts or rules.

Alternatively, you can order register extracts, rules or other documents using our online form. In that case, we will deliver the documents by post or email and send a separate invoice. Open the document order form.

The online information service of the Finnish Register of Associations provides free access to basic details of associations, such as the association’s name, Business ID and domicile (municipality where the association is based). It is also free of charge to see the processing stage of a notification filed with the register. Go to the online information service to search for details of associations.

Details of associations also available at ytj.fi and from the Virre Information Service

You will find details of associations by using the Business ID in the company search at ytj.fi. Please note that the details available about associations in the company search are mostly different from the details available in the information service of the Finnish Register of Associations. Go to the company search at ytj.fi.

About 500 associations are registered both at the Finnish Register of Associations and at the Finnish Trade Register. Use the Virre Information Service to check their details recorded in the Finnish Trade Register. Go to Virre Information Service.

Please note that you will find details of persons entitled to sign for the association in the online information service of the Finnish Register of Associations. Go to the online information service.

When will PRH send a register extract to an association?

We send a register extract to an association

  • when we have registered the association.
  • when we have registered a notification of changes filed by the association. Please note that we will not send a register extract if the notification only concerns a change of address.
  • when we have registered a notification of dissolution filed by the association.
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Latest update 18.09.2019