Estonian passport and ID card can be applied:
It takes approximately 2 to 3 months from submitting the application until the documents reach the Consulate General or the Honorary Consul. Ordering documents via self-service portal may shorten the time-frame to receive the documents.
State fee shall be paid to initiate the application process. The rates differ based on the method of application submission and the place of issuance of the documents. The reference number shall be added while making the bank transfer for the payment to be accepted.
Applying documents from the self-service portal is possible if a person has a valid ID card, Mobile-ID or Smart-ID. Fingerprints have to be valid in order to file an application and this information can be checked from here.
Fingerprint images of the applicant need to be valid in order to submit the application by mail. Check the validity of the fingerprints here before submitting the application.
Application and accompanying documents shall be sent directly to the Estonian Police and Border Guard Board:
Politsei- ja Piirivalveamet
Pärnu mnt 139
A notification by e-mail will be sent to inform the applicant after the passport, ID card or both have reached the issuing location.
Before attending the Consulate book an appointment by e-mailing [email protected].
A person should apply at the Consulate General if:
Following documents shall be presented for an initial passport/ID card:
Following documents shall be presented to apply for a renewal of a passport/ID card:
One colored digital document photo should be sent to [email protected] Subject line of the email should contain applicant’s name and personal ID code/date of birth. Photo taken with a smart phone is accepted if it meets the requirements, please see video clip made by Police and Border Guard Board. There is no photobooth at the Consulate General.
All documents issued in the United States (e.g. birth & marriage certificates, etc.) should be authenticated with an Apostille by the State Secretary of the state where they were issued. The Apostille is a document certifying the authenticity of the official signature on the document, the capacity in which the person signing the document acted, and the identity of any stamp or seal affixed to the document. Information on obtaining the Apostille is available here. Documents issued by other countries might need legalization. More information is available here.
Options to receive documents
A written consent should be presented at the Consulate during the application submission process if the applicant wants to authorize a third party to pick up the documents. This information cannot be added or changed later in the process.
This passport can only be applied if
This passport can only be ordered by post or at the self-service portal. The applicant has to submit a written explanation or other evidence concerning the reason for the necessity to issue a passport without fingerprint images, together with an explanation of why it is not possible to apply for a passport according to ordinary procedures.