Such a certificate can be issued when you are working in Finland but not permanently living there, for example. A certificate can also be issued when your place of domicile is in Finland but another country is responsible for the costs of your medical care.

The certificate contains the following information:

  • The scope of treatment that you are entitled to within Finnish public healthcare. The right to treatment may be extensive (all necessary treatment) or concise (medically necessary treatment).
  • Whether you are entitled to reimbursement for private medical care from Kela.
  • Whether public healthcare is entitled to state reimbursement for the costs incurred during your treatment.

Applying for the certificate

The certificate is issued by Kela’s Centre for International Affairs. The certificate can be applied for from Kela

  • using form SV 140 when you move abroad from Finland or if other country is responsible for the costs of your medical care
  • using form SV 141 when you move to Finland or if Finland is responsible for the costs of your medical care.

Kela’s Centre for International Affairs may issue the certificate without a separate request in specific situations. It can also be issued at the request of public healthcare when you are unable to acquire the necessary certificate from your country of residence.