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Finland Correspondence and Payment Processing Information

Published: July 12, 2013
Information About:
State/Local Child Support Agencies
Topics:
International
Types:
Program Information/Contacts
Tags:
Foreign Reciprocating Countries (FRC)

Correspondence:  State agencies should send all child support case correspondence to the Ministry of Justice: 

Ministry of Justice
Unit for International Judicial Administration (Central Authority)
PO Box 25
GOVERNMENT FI 00023
FINLAND

Phone: +358-9-1606-7628  
Fax: +358-9-1606-7524
Email: central.authority@om.fi
Website: http://oikeusministerio.fi/en/index.html
 

Payments by Check: In most child support cases the creditor is the Social Insurance Institution of Finland (Kela). In those cases payment processing information is as follows. State agencies should send child support payments to the Social Insurance Institution of Finland: Kansanelakelaitos:

Kansanelakelaitos
Paakassa
PO Box 450
Helsinki FI 00101
FINLAND

Kela Website: http://www.kela.fi/web/en

Electronic Payments: Finland also allows for state agencies send child support payments electronically.  The bank information for electronic payments to Finland is as follows: 

IBAN FI11 16603000060767
BIC:NDEAFIHH
Payee/Recipient: Kansanelakelaitos

The bank’s address:
Nordea Bank:
Aleksaterinkatu 36
00020 Nordea
FINLAND

Please note that in cases where Kela is not involved in the recovery of the child support, the payment processing information will be provided separately.

IBAN stands for International Bank Account Number. Remember to always include Finland’s case number and first and last name of the debtor/obligor on all payments and correspondence.

Source: Finland Ministry of Justice Website; IRG