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Estonian passports and ID cards

05.05.2015

Estonian passport and ID-card applicants have to come to the embassy in person to submit the application, as the embassy collects fingerprints for the documents. Please book the appointment here or over the phone 020 783 853 88. 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.  

By the Estonian Police and Border Guard Board it is also possible to apply for new documents by post or email in the following cases:
- passports for children under 12 years;
- ID-cards;
- passports, if less than 5 years have passed since applying for the previous passport and capturing fingerprints. 
More information

It may take up to 6 weeks for a passport/ID-card to be issued. 

Estonian passport and ID-card renewal

  • Your personal data has changed
  • Your passport is full of entries
  • Your passport/ID-card has become unusable
  • Your passport/ID-card has been lost, stolen or destroyed
  • The period of validity of your passport/ID-card has expired
  1. one passport photo size 4x5 cm. For further information please visit: Police- and Border Guard Board website. 
  2. in case of a child’s passport application other parent's written consent.
  3. in case of change of name: 
    Marriage Certificate and spouse's passport copy or 
    legalised Deed Poll document (https://www.gov.uk/change-name-deed-poll).
  4. fee for the passport ₤52, ID-card ₤43, a minor under 15 years of age or a pensioner ₤18, ID-card ₤9. Passport and ID-card ₤69, a minor under 15 years of age or a pensioner ₤22. It is possible to pay in cash or by debit/credit card.

Initial passport for a child

  1. Birth certificate (with both parents names).
  2. one passport photo in size 4x5 cm. For further information please visit: Police- and Border Guard Board website.
  3. copies of both parents' passports. 
  4. other parent's written consent.
  5. fee for the child passport ₤18, passport and ID-card ₤22. It is possible to pay in cash or by debit/credit card.

Initial application for an Estonian Citizen's passport

  1. identity document.
  2. documents proving that an applicant is an Estonian citizen.
  3. one passport photo in size 4x5 cm. For further information please visit: Police- and Border Guard Board website.
  4. fee for the passport ₤52, ID-card ₤43, a minor under 15 years of age or a pensioner ₤18, ID-card ₤9. Passport and ID-card ₤69, a minor under 15 years of age or a pensioner ₤22. It is possible to pay in cash or by debit/credit card.

Documents proving that you are 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 naturalisation:

  • 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.).

NB! Passports and ID-cards have to be collected in person and cannot be sent by post.

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