Estonian passports and ID cards

ID card

  • Both children and adults can renew their ID card by post, since fingerprints are not needed. If you order the documents by post you have to pay the state fee “In Estonia”
  • If you use Estonian e-services (ID card, mobile ID or via Estonian online banks) you can submit your application at Police and Border Guard’s online service center
  • ID card will not be sent by post, it has to be picked up in person at the Embassy or at Honorary Consul’s.

Passport

  • Passports for children over 12 years of age and adults can be ordered by post, if less than 5 years have passed since giving fingerprints. If you order the documents by post you have to pay the state fee “In Estonia”
  • Passport for a child under 12 can be ordered by post.
  • Passport will not be sent by post, it has to be picked up in person at the Embassy or at Honorary Consul’s.

When you’re applying for the first document for a child you have to add:

  • Child’s birth certificate (with both parents names on it) with an apostille
  • If both parents are not Estonian citizens then other parent’s written consent (22 KB, DOC) and copy of passport.

What to remember when you come to apply for a passport / ID card at the Embassy:

  • Always make an appointment.
  • Fill out the standard application form (in English, in Estonianin Russian).
  • Bring one passport photo, size 4 ×5 cm (1.6 x 1.9 in, see photo requirements). A digital photo sent directly to the address ppa@politsei.ee is preferred, the applicants name and the personal ID code/date of birth should be added to the email. No photos can be made at the Embassy.
  • In case of change of name: a copy of your spouse’s passport and your Marriage Certificate with an apostille .
  •  State fee in cash. Exact sum of state fee depends on EUR- USD exchange rate.