An emergency situation has been declared in Estonia due to the pandemic spread of the coronavirus in the world.

From 17 March there will be a temporary restriction on entry to Estonia for foreign nationals who do not hold an Estonian residence permit or right of residence, or have family members in Estonia. Foreigners are allowed to transit Estonia on the way to their home country if they do not show symptoms of COVID-19. At the border control travel documents and medical symptoms will be checked.There are no restrictions on exiting the country.

We care about your and everyone’s health. For this reason and in order to stop the spread of the coronavirus and flu, we kindly ask you to seriously consider whether coming to the representation is essential, and refrain from doing so if you are not feeling well, suspect that you or a family member has become infected, or you or a family member has been in an area of the coronavirus epidemic in the past 14 days. Thank you for your understanding!

In addition to previous measures, restrictions on movement are in force in Estonia from 14 March in line with the emergency situation.

On 17 March 2020, applications for Schengen visas and long-stay visas to Estonia can no longer be submitted at representations and visa centres of external service providers. This also applies to Schengen visa applications that are processed by Estonia on behalf of another member state.

Further information

Estonian passports and ID cards

There are three different ways how to renew your Estonian passport and/or ID-card:

  • the self-service portal
  • by post directly from the Estonian Police and Boarder Guard Board
  • at the embassy.

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.

  • ID card can be ordered at the self-service portal or by post directly from the Estonian Police and Boarder Guard Board
  • Passport can be ordered at the self-service portal or by post if less than 5 years have passed since taking of fingerprints
  • Passports for children under 12 years of age can also be applied or renewed by post as their fingerprints will not be taken.

Applying at the self-service portal

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 ppa@politsei.ee and the applicant’s name and the personal ID code/date of birth should be added to the e-mail subject.

Applying by post

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:

APPLICATION
Police and Border Guard Administration
Pärnu mnt 139
15060 Tallinn

A digital photo (photo requirements) must be sent directly to the address ppa@politsei.ee and the applicant’s name and the personal ID code/date of birth should be added to the email.

Applying at the Embassy

On what occasions do I have to book an appointment and come to the Embassy to apply for documents?

  • Your old passport is expired (you need to get your fingerprints taken at the Embassy).
  • Your child has reached 12 years of age and therefore needs to give fingerprints for the passport.
  • You wish that someone else picks up your passport / ID card on your behalf. A written consent can only be given at the Embassy.

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:

  • Standard application form
  • A digital photo (photo requirements) must be sent directly to the address ppa@politsei.ee and the applicant’s name and the personal ID code/date of birth should be added to the email.
  • In case of a child’s passport application: other parent’s written consent.
  • In case of change of name: a copy of your spouse’s passport and your Marriage Certificate or Deed Poll  document.

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:

  • an original document proving that you are an Estonian citizen;
  • an original document indicating that at least one of your parents/grandparents is an Estonian citizen and verification documents to prove that you are descended from a parent who is an Estonian citizen.

If you have acquired Estonian citizenship by naturalization:

  • a certificate of citizenship

Documents referring to Estonian citizenship for the period from 1918 to 1940 can be obtained from:

  • Registers of Births, Deaths and Marriages (birth certificates, certificates of marriage and divorce, certificates on changing names, etc.);
  • the National Archives (certificates of Defense Forces, option certificates, school- leaving certificates, documents verifying the possession of real estate or working in the public service, etc.).