Changing the owner and holder data of an already owned vehicle 

In the e-Services, you can change the owner and holder data of a vehicle you already own. If you have sold your vehicle, make a notification of transfer

If you are the vehicle's registered owner, you can add and remove holders or other owners by logging into the service.

You do not need a certificate for this.

If you are the vehicle's registered holder, you can make changes provided you have received a certificate from the owner.

The certificate will enable the holder to make a notification about a change in owner or holder.

If you have sold your vehicle, make a notification of transfer, which will make sure that your obligations end at the date of the transfer. You can make the notification of transfer here.

Other service channels

  • In-person visit to an insurance company or a service point of an inspection station which handles registration matters. A holder will need a certificate for this transaction
  • Any electronic self-services provided by your insurance company. A holder will need a certificate for this transaction.

Service requirements

  • The vehicle must have valid motor insurance (unless it has been decommissioned).
  • The vehicle must have a valid digital certificate or a notification of transfer made by the seller using the buyer's personal identity code or business ID. You will not need a digital certificate to make changes to the current owner or holder information of a vehicle that you own.
  • You need to log in to use the service. The age limit for reporting via the service is 15 years.
  • If the owner is a minor who does not have the right to drive the vehicle in question, the information of the holder who is using the vehicle must be provided.
  • If the reported owner or holder is a private person, they must have a Finnish personal identity code.
  • If the reported owner or holder is an organisation, it must have a valid business ID.

Using the service is not possible in the following cases

  • The vehicle has been issued with a registration alteration prohibition
  • The processing of vehicle data is pending
  • The vehicle has been issued with a transfer restriction
  • The vehicle is in special use (a rescue vehicle, a hearse or a veterinary vehicle)
  • The vehicle does not have a valid registration number
  • The vehicle has a note of deregistration, final deregistration or having been taken abroad/to the Åland Islands
  • The vehicle is a stolen vehicle