The use of Katso identification will end in 2019

8.1.2019 9.46
Press release

According to the the Population Register Centre, the Katso Identification Service will be discontinued by the end of 2019. Katso will be replaced by the e-Identification and e-Authorization services produced by the Population Register Centre. For companies and organisations, this means that, instead of Katso ID’s, they will use strong e-identification and the new authorisation service. In practice, a company representative will use an online banking ID, mobile certificate or certificate card for identification.

What should companies using Customs’ e-services know about the changes? And what should they do?

The changes require measures from companies using the e-services of Customs. We will provide more information about the changes relating to the identification on our website. The page will be updated as needed.

Customs has created new authorisations for the introduction of the e-Authorization service to make it effortless to use our e-services also in the future. We will publish the authorisations and their description on our website in the near future.

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More information: Annukka Elonen and Nadja Painokallio, [email protected]

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