Estonian passports and ID cards

Applying Estonian passport and ID card

Did you know?

  • You can apply for a new ID-card or passport using your existing ID-card at website: Police and Border Guard Self Service
  • Our Honorary Consuls in Constanta (Romania), Burgas (Bulgaria) and Sofia (Bulgaria) can issue passports and ID cards. However, they can’t receive applications

On what occasion 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).

Estonian passport / ID-card for an adult

  • Standard application form (In Estonian: pdf ; In English: pdf)
  • Send one passport photo to the Estonian Police and Boarder Guard Board via e-mail: [email protected]. Please include in subject line or in content: your personal identity number (isikukood) and your name.
  • Photo requirements: Document photo – Police and Border Guard Board (
  • State fees. Please confirm with the embassy, as these are subject to change in time. Fees, as of January, 2022. ID-card: 75EUR; only passport: 90EUR; passport and ID-card both: 100 EUR. These apply, if the issue of documents is done at the embassy or by an honorary consul.
  • Recipient: Rahandusministeerium
    Reference number: 2900082443 (only for passports and ID-cards)
    Account number: AS SEB Pangas EE891010220034796011; Swedbank EE932200221023778606.
  • To the explanation box please write the name of the procedure, for which you are paying the state fee and the name of the person for whom it is payed. If you transfer the funds from a foreign bank (i.e. non-Estonian), then please include the above ‘reference number’ in the explanation box.
  • Please bring along the copy of the transfer to the appointment with the Consul or send it to the embassy per e-mail.

Estonian passport / ID card for a child

  • When applying for the first time you will need to include the child’s birth certificate with both parents names (Certificate of personal data)
  • Fill in standard application form (In Estonian: pdf ; In English: pdf)
  • Or fill in first passport application form (pdf )
  • Copies of both parents’ passports
  • You will also need to enclose other parent’s written consent.
  • Nota bene! There is a lowered state fee for application for below 15- year olds and those in retirement age. Please contact the embassy for the exact amount.

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.

When your child has reached 12 years of age he or she has to come to the embassy personally to give fingerprints for the passport.

Please book an appointment via e-mail or over the phone.

When applying for the first ever Estonian passport for an adult you will need documents proving that an applicant is an Estonian citizen.

If you have acquired Estonian citizenship by birth:

  • an original of a document proving that you are an Estonian citizen;
  • an original of a document indicating that at least one of your parents 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 Defence Forces, option certificates, school- leaving certificates, documents verifying the possession of real estate or working in the public service, etc.).