Estonian Passport And ID-Card

An Estonian citizen’s passport is a travel document issued to a citizen of Estonia by the Republic of Estonia, an ID card is an identity document with digital functionality.

The Estonian passport and ID-card can be applied

Please note that for submitting an Estonian passport and ID-card application at the Consulate you must register in advance by the internet.

APPLYING BY POST

It is possible to apply for a renewed passport by post or at the self-service portal in  case a  person has already received an Estonian document containing fingerprints and less than 6 years have passed since applicant gave fingerprints for the document. Also a document for children under age 12 can be applied for directly at the Estonian Police and Border Guard Board by post.

The application form and additional documents should be sent directly to the Estonian Police and Border Guard Board:

Police and Border Guard Board
Pärnu mnt 139
15060 Tallinn

 

APPLYING AT THE CONSULATE

You should apply at the Consulate if

  • you are applying for passport or ID-card for the very first time (applying for an initial document);
  • you  have to give your fingerprints (more than 6 years has passed since your fingerprints were collected);
  • your child has reached the age of 12 and have to give fingerprints;
  • you wish to authorize someone else to collect your passport or ID card on your behalf. A written consent can only be submitted at the Consulate.

The following documents must be presented for an initial document:

  • standard application form; please fill out the application form on computer and print it after that or fill it in with a black pen or ink pen,  in capital Latin letters.The application form must not have any corrections. Please see additional instructions here;
  • additional form;
  • 1 color digital document photo (please find photo requirements on the website of the Estonian Police and Border Guard Board). Send the photo to an e-mail address ppa@politsei.ee,  applicants name and the personal ID code or date of birth should be mentioned on the subject line of the e-mail. Photo can not be taken at the Consulate;
  • birth certificate.

All documents issued in the United States (eg. birth- & marriage certificates, etc.) should be authenticated with an Apostille by the State Secretary within the state where they were issued. The Apostille is a document certifying the authenticity of the official signature on the document, the capacity in which the person signing the document acted, and the identity of any stamp or seal affixed to the document. Information on obtaining the Apostille is available here

  • photo ID;
  • proof of Estonian citizenship

– The Republic of Estonia ID card and travel document/passport, military certificate, school/university diploma confirming Estonian citizenship, proof of employment at Estonian government agency (available at Estonian National Archives);

– Birth, marriage, death and other vital statistics documents which can be ordered through the Consulate;

  • state fee;
  • In case of a child’s initial passport application: other parent’s written consent.

 

Upon the expiration of an Estonian document, one should also apply in person at the Consulate if more than 6 years has passed since colelcting of applicant’s fingerprints. For a renewal passport, the following documents should be submitted:

  • standard application form; please fill out the application form on computer and print it after that or fill it in with a black pen or ink pen,  in capital Latin letters.The application form must not have any corrections. Please see additional instructions here;
  • 1 color digital document photo (please find photo requirements on the website of the Estonian Police and Border Guard Board). Send the photo to an e-mail address ppa@politsei.ee,  applicants name and the personal ID code or date of birth should be mentioned on the subject line of the e-mail. Photo can not be taken at the Consulate;
  • If your information has changed, you must present a document certifying your change of information.

 

All documents issued in the United States (eg. birth- & marriage certificates, etc.) should be authenticated with an Apostille by the State Secretary within the state where they were issued. The Apostille is a document certifying the authenticity of the official signature on the document, the capacity in which the person signing the document acted, and the identity of any stamp or seal affixed to the document. Information on obtaining the Apostille is available here

 

The passport can be collected by an applicant in person or by an authorized representative assigned by an applicant  at the time of applying for the document, in the Service Office or in the  foreign representation of the Republic of Estonia indicated in the application form.  Children under age 15 are represented by their parents.

The Consulate General does not process applications for Estonian passports and ID-cards. Applications submitted at the Consulate General will be forwarded for processing to the Estonian Police and Border Guard Board. Status of the application can be checked on the webpage of the Estonian Police and Border Guard Board.

 

A passport without fingerprints and with a term of validity of 1 year

As an exception, it is possible to apply for a passport without fingerprint images, if:

  • you have been previously issued Estonian citizen passport or ID-card and
  • you are staying in a foreign country, where there is no foreign representation of the Republic of Estonia, or where it is unproportionally burdensome for you to contact a foreign representation of the Republic of Estonia.

NB! You can apply as an exception for a passport without fingerprint image valid for one year  ONLY  by post or at the self-service portal

Please submit a written explanation or other evidence concerning the reason for the necessity to issue a passport without fingerprint images, together with an explanation of why it is not possible for you to apply for a passport according to  ordinary procedures.