Applying Estonian passport and ID card
Did you know?
Our Honorary Consuls can also issue passports and ID cards.
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).
- You wish that someone else picks up your passport / ID card on your behalf. A written consent (pdf) can only be given at the Embassy.
Estonian passport / ID-card for an adult
- Standard application form (pdf)
- Send one passport photo, size 4×5 cm to the Estonian Police and Boarder Guard Board. For further information please visit: Police- and Border Guard Board website. It is not possible to take photos at the Embassy.
- In case of change of name: a copy of your spouse’s passport and your Marriage Certificate and a Certificate of personal data.
- Pay the state fee by transfer to the account of the Ministry of Finance in some Estonian bank and bring a copy of the payment order.
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 (pdf)
- Fill in fist passport application form (pdf )
- Copies of both parents’ passports
- You will also need to enclose other parent’s written consent.
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.).