The purpose of border surveillance is to maintain order and security at our borders and prevent and investigate unauthorised border crossings.
The Border Guard is responsible for border checks at border crossing points.
Maritime search and rescue
The Finnish Border Guard is the leading maritime search and rescue authority in Finland.
Environmental damage prevention
The Finnish Border Guard has been responsible for the prevention of environmental damage in the open sea since 2019.
National defence and military service
Defending the nation has always been an important duty of the Finnish Border Guard, performed in cooperation with the Finnish Defence Forces.
International cooperation is vital for Finland's border security.
One of the Finnish Border Guard's core functions is cross-border crime prevention.