There are three different ways how to renew your Estonian passport and/or ID-card:
It is more convenient and also cheaper to renew your documents at the self-service portal or by post from the Estonian Police and Border Guard Department.
When using the self‑service portal for applying for a passport or ID card, you need to have an ID card and an ID card reader, a mobile ID or access to Internet banking, PIN codes for your ID card or mobile ID. A digital photo (photo requirements) must be sent directly to the e-mail address email@example.com and the applicant’s name and the personal ID code/date of birth should be added to the e-mail subject.
Passport can be applied for by post only if the previous passport is valid (it has been less than 5 years since the fingerprints were taken for the previous passport). Standard application form and document certifying payment of the state fee to the Ministry of Finance have to be sent by post to the Police and Border Guard:
Police and Border Guard Administration
Pärnu mnt 139
On what occasions do I have to book an appointment and come to the Embassy to apply for documents?
NB! Children under 12 years do not have to come to the embassy in person, one of the parents can submit the application on behalf of the child
NB! You cannot apply for a passport under expedited procedure at the embassy.
Please book an appointment ONLINE or over the phone (353 1) 478 88 88. At the Embassy, state fees can be paid in cash or by bank card. Since 6 January 2020, there are new state fee, find more information here.
You will need the following documents to apply for a passport / ID card at the Embassy:
When applying for a passport for your child for the first time you will need to present:
When applying for Estonian passport as an adult for the first time you will need documents proving your Estonian citizenship.
If you have acquired Estonian citizenship by birth:
If you have acquired Estonian citizenship by naturalization:
Documents referring to Estonian citizenship for the period from 1918 to 1940 can be obtained from: