Examination of impediments to marriage
If you want to have a church wedding, you can request the examination of impediments through the online service of the Evangelical Lutheran Church of Finland, by visiting the Central Registry of the Helsinki Union of Parishes, or by filling out and mailing a printed copy of the appropriate form. Both parties must apply for the examination of impediments.
The application must be submitted no later than seven days before the planned wedding day. The certificate of non-impediment is valid for four months.
Go to the online service for examination of impediments to marriage.
If you cannot or do not want to use our online service, you can print a form and return it to:
Helsinki Parish Union
Kolmas linja 22 B
Digital and population data services agency (DVV)
For more information about the investigation of impediments, please contact the Central Registry of the Helsinki Parish Union:
tel. 09 2340 8000 (Mon–Fri 9 am – 3 pm).