The Finnish Transport and Communications Agency gave Finns a barren Christmas present – This is how it appears in your wallet

The Finnish Transport and Communications Agency’s prices for Traficom’s services will increase at the beginning of next year.

The increases will affect, among other things, the acquisition of a driving license when the price of an application for a driving license increases by two euros, the driving test for a category B vehicle by six euros, the theory test for a driving license by three euros and the application for a driving license by four euros.

The largest price increase announced by Traficom is for the first registration of a boat, which will increase from 30 euros to 40 euros in electronic transactions and from 40 euros to 60 euros in personal services.

“The need for the increase is due to the increase in the level of costs and the development of electronic service systems related to the provision of services, with the aim of providing an even smoother service experience for customers. In order to minimize the need for an increase, the Agency has also actively taken efficiency measures, ”said on Traficom’s website last Thursday.

Examples On price increases for Traficom’s services on 1 January 2022:

  • Driving test with a B-class vehicle 99 euros (previously 93 euros)
  • Driving license application: 24 euros for electronic transactions (22 euros), 39 euros for personal services (37 euros)
  • Theoretical examination related to the driver’s examination 40 euros (formerly 37 euros)
  • Application for a vehicle training permit: 36 euros (formerly 32 euros)
  • Decommissioning of a vehicle: EUR 6 (formerly EUR 5.40) for electronic transactions, EUR 19 (formerly EUR 17) for personal services. The introduction of traffic will remain free of charge.
  • Vehicle transfer permit: 15 euros (formerly 13.70 euros)
  • Unregistered vehicle registration notice (eg change of ownership, change of ownership): EUR 3 (formerly EUR 2.80) for electronic transactions, EUR 8.50 (formerly EUR 7.90) for personal services
  • First registration of a boat as an electronic transaction 40 euros (formerly 30 euros), as a personal service 60 euros (formerly 40 euros)
  • Change in boat owner and owner information in electronic transactions EUR 25 (formerly EUR 20), personal service EUR 40 (formerly EUR 30)

According to Traficom, there will also be increases in vessel registration fees.

The new scale of charges will apply to cases brought on or after 1 January.

Traficom states that it aims to ensure that “the availability and continuity of services and the processing times remain customer-friendly”.

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