When applying for the first ever Estonian passport for an adult you will need documents proving that an applicant is an Estonian citizen.
You need to have an original of a document indicating that at least one of your parents is an Estonian citizen (for example parent’s passport), and verification documents to prove that you are descended from a parent who is an Estonian citizen, i.e. your birth certificate with an apostille.
Documents referring to Estonian citizenship for the period from 1918 to 1940 can be obtained from:
Printout of the Estonian Population Register (extracts, family event certificates)
The population register is a database which unites the main personal data on Estonian citizens, citizens of the European Union who have registered their residence in Estonia and aliens who have been granted a residence permit or right of residence in Estonia. The register is maintained and developed by the Ministry of the Interior, as the chief administrator of the register. The consul issues extracts and certificates of birth, death, marriage, divorce and name change from the population register. Certificates of family events are issued only for events registered in the population register. Certificates of birth, death, marriage, divorce, and name change are issued in Estonian, English, German, and French languages. All adults have the right to access the information entered in the population register regarding themselves, their minor children and individuals under their guardianship.
Extracts from the population register can be issued in both Estonian and English.
To apply for certificate or extract please present an application together with a copy of your passport/ID-card and state fee to the Consulate.
Certificate for marriage preventing circumstances
For getting married in the United States you might be asked to prove that you are single or that you are allowed to marry. Estonian citizens who have registered their place of residency to United States can apply for the certificate from the Consulate by post. The document is called a Marriage Non-Impediment Certificate.
According to the Estonian regulations the certificate will expire if the marriage is not contracted within six months after the certificate has been issued.
A certificate could be issued concerning the circumstances known (beyond doubt) to the consular officer. To apply for certificate please present a relevant demand in writing together with a copy of your passport/ID-card and state fee to the Consulate.
Police clearance certificate
The Police clearance certificate/Certificate of good conduct is issued by the Estonian Punishment Register: Estonian Punishment Register.
In case you have an ID-card (with pin-codes and an ID-card reader) it is possible to apply for it online: www.e-toimik.ee
It is also possible to apply for it by post or email. An application form has to be sent to the following email (firstname.lastname@example.org) or by post to:
Nimekast nr 1563
The certificate is in Estonian language and in case you order it yourself it will be issued for free. You can apply for a consul’s statement (Certificate for circumstances known to the consul) in English from the Consulate by post. In order to do so please send us your original certificate of good conduct (in Estonian), copy of your passport or ID-card and the state fee.