About our website

Avi.fi is the website of the Regional State Administrative Agency.

The website is our primary channel of communication. Its aim is to guide and instruct our customers in matters related to our branches of administration. Our website contains information, instructions as well as links to forms and registers of the Regional State Administrative Agency.

Our target groups are individual customers, authorities as well as companies and communities.

The Finnish and Swedish content on the site are identical. The English content is identical to that of the Finnish and Swedish language version, with the exception of the Newsroom pages. In addition, content can be found in all three Sámi languages: Inari Sámi, Skolt Sámi and Northern Sámi.

You may not be able to find a direct response to your individual situation on the site. We recommend that you also read the legal links. Decisions made by authorities are always based on legislation - not on the content of this website.

We aim to keep the content on the avi.fi website accurate and up-to-date. If you would like to give us feedback on our site, you can send us a message using our feedback form.


We use cookies and plugins on our website to improve your user experience. Some of them are essential for the operation of our service. They are activated automatically.

We do not collect information about website visits that can be used to identify individual visitors.

The site uses cookies to collect general statistics on:

  • visited pages
  • the time of the visit
  • the used search words
  • the used browser and operating system.

We use this information to improve our site.

To prevent the collection of statistics discard non-essential cookies.  You can change the cookie settings using the button at the end of this page.

We only store the contact information and other information that users have provided on our website, which we can use to respond to their contact requests, questions or other feedback. We do not combine the information you provide with the information collected about your use of the site. Further information on the processing of personal data

If the link leads away from the Regional State Administrative Agency website, we are not responsible for what information the site in question collects. For example, videos are located on YouTube, which collects information about users.


We have published PDF and other files on our website. You will need for example the free-of-charge Adobe Acrobat Reader to read them.

Copyright, images and their user rights

The Regional State Administrative Agency or other information producer indicated in connection with the material shall reserve the right to text and image material on our website.

You can use the material on our website and link to it in contexts that comply with good practices. In this case, mention the source. Contact us to speak about the use of materials for commercial purposes separately.

Legal reservation

We aim to keep our site content accurate and up-to-date. However, we are not responsible for the costs or damages caused by possible errors in content. Nor are we responsible for any damage caused by a technical incident or content linked to the site that has been produced by third parties.