Issuing vital statistics certificates at the embassy

A vital statistics certificate (for a birth, death, marriage, divorce, name change) is issued to the person for whom it was drawn up or to his or her representative. To obtain a certificate, you must apply to the Dublin embassy for a vital statistics certificate.

The state fee for ordering an extract is 20 euros.

Proof of other circumstances

The consul may issue a certificate on the facts known to them on the basis of data from Estonian national registers or other official Estonian documents. For example:

Certificate from the Criminal Records Database

Certificates from the Criminal Records Database are issued by the Estonian Centre of Registers and Information Systems. The certificate is in Estonian and can be ordered electronically (if you have an ID card, PINs, and an ID card reader) and by email and post. To order by email, you must fill in the application form, sign it digitally, and send it to [email protected]; to order by post, you must send the application form to the Criminal Records Database, Lubja 4, 19081 Tallinn. When ordering by post, please specify the Estonian Embassy in Dublin as the recipient of the document so that the original certificate reaches the embassy directly.

Requesting information about yourself from the Criminal Records Database is free of charge.

The consul can issue an English-language document on the basis of an Estonian-language original certificate from the Criminal Records Database.

In addition to the original certificate, to order an English-language certificate, you must submit a filled-out consul certificate forma copy of your passport or ID card, and a receipt for the payment of the state fee. The state fee for ordering a certificate is 30 euros.

Ordering a certificate or an extract

You can order an extract or a certificate from the Dublin Embassy by email, post, or by visiting in person (you must book an appointment in advance). If you visit in person, you must bring an identity document and a bank card to pay the state fee.

Required documents

  • The application must be printed and filled out, and must bear a handwritten or digital signature.
  • A copy of the Estonian passport page or the ID card depicting personal data of the applicant. There is no need to attach a copy of your identity document if the application is digitally signed.
  • A document confirming the payment of the state fee (e.g. a copy of the payment receipt with the name of the account holder).

The state fee can be paid on the spot by bank card or by transfer to the account of the embassy:

Recipient of the payment: Estonian Embassy
3rd Floor, Block E, Iveagh Court, Harcourt Road, Dublin 2, D02 YT22
Bank of Ireland
Lower Baggot St, Dublin 2
IBAN: IE53 BOFI 9014 9054 8603 05
Explanation: CERTIFICATE + name of the applicant

Sending the application and additional documents

By email: [email protected]

By post: Estonian Embassy 3rd Floor, Block E, Iveagh Court, Harcourt Road, Dublin 2, D02 YT22

The extract or certificate will be completed within one week if all the data in the Estonian population register is in order. If any deficiencies are found during the procedure (e.g. no data on a marriage concluded in a foreign country in the register), the document will be issued once the deficiencies have been rectified.

The completed document can be delivered by post (to the home address of the applicant in Ireland) or collected in person. Extracts or certificates will not be sent to the applicant by email in encrypted form.

Please note! Certificates issued at the embassy are valid only on the territory of the Republic of Ireland.