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 through online calendar.
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.
Receiving your passport via DHL courier
In the USA, it is possible to receive the passport through a DHL courier service. The ID-card, however, cannot be delivered by courier and must be collected from the Embassy, Consulate General, or Honorary Consul. The option for DHL delivery can be selected only during the passport application process. Upon a positive decision on passport issuance, detailed instructions on arranging the courier service are emailed to the individual. No other courier services besides DHL are available.
To receive the Estonian passport, the recipient must present a valid Estonian or US identification document to the courier. The passport is handed over in person, which you must sign for. It is not possible to authorize another person to receive your passport.
The choice of the delivery by a courier can be made during self-service or at the Embassy or Consulate General when submitting a document application. In the “Pick-up location” field on the application form, specify “DHL; USA; postal code” as the pickup location. Detailed contact address is not required in this field of the on the form and will be added during the later courier service arrangement. The service is chargeable, and the fee is paid during the courier service arrangement. In the USA, the service cost is approximately $75, depending on the exchange rate between the euro and the dollar.
The Consulate General does not process applications for Estonian passports and ID-cards. Applications submitted at the Consulate General will be forwarded for processing to the Estonian Police and Border Guard Board. Status of the application can be checked on the webpage of the Estonian Police and Border Guard Board.
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.