Persons subjected to wrongful imprisonment and conviction

How to apply for compensation

Click on the link below to go to the web service. Print out the relevant form and mail it to State Treasury, P.O. Box 50, FI-00054 VALTIOKONTTORI.

Attach to your application all documents that demonstrate the validity of your application or to which you would like to refer. These documents include:

  • A decision showing that the loss of freedom was unjustified, for example a decision by a court of law or the prosecutor's decision not to prosecute.
  • Pre-trial investigation record.

You must apply for compensation within six months of the date on which

  • you found out that no action would be taken
  • the matter was dropped, or
  • the judgement passed in the proceedings was given legal force, annulled or removed.

To read more about compensation for persons who have been wrongfully imprisoned or convicted, click on the link below:Conditions for receiving compensation What can you receive compensation for? Act regulating compensation Processing times of applications

Click here to go to the website and to complete your application >> Application form


Customer service at the State Treasury

Office hours 9 a.m. - 3.30 p.m
Tel. +358 (0)295 50 3739
Fax +358 (0)295 50 3085
E-mail: syyttomastivangitut (at) valtiokonttori.

Published 2014-11-06 at  14:52 , updated 2014-11-06 at  15:08
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