Estonian passports and ID cards

Applying for the Estonian passport and 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.

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 applicants 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.).