An emergency situation has been declared in Estonia due to the pandemic spread of the coronavirus in the world.

From 17 March there will be a temporary restriction on entry to Estonia for foreign nationals who do not hold an Estonian residence permit or right of residence, or have family members in Estonia. Foreigners are allowed to transit Estonia on the way to their home country if they do not show symptoms of COVID-19. At the border control travel documents and medical symptoms will be checked.There are no restrictions on exiting the country.

We care about your and everyone’s health. For this reason and in order to stop the spread of the coronavirus and flu, we kindly ask you to seriously consider whether coming to the representation is essential, and refrain from doing so if you are not feeling well, suspect that you or a family member has become infected, or you or a family member has been in an area of the coronavirus epidemic in the past 14 days. Thank you for your understanding!

In addition to previous measures, restrictions on movement are in force in Estonia from 14 March in line with the emergency situation.

On 17 March 2020, applications for Schengen visas and long-stay visas to Estonia can no longer be submitted at representations and visa centres of external service providers. This also applies to Schengen visa applications that are processed by Estonia on behalf of another member state.

Further information

Estonian passports and ID cards

You can apply for a new Estonian citizen passport and ID-card by post or directly from the Estonian Police and Boarder Guard Board e-service center if less than 5 years have passed since taking of fingerprints and applying for the previous passport. It is more convenient and also cheaper to renew your documents by POST or at the self-service portal from the Estonian Police and Border Guard Department.

  • Please use POST when you do not have valid ID card.
  • Please use E-SERVICE CENTER if you are able to sign electronically with your Estonian ID-card.
  • Passports for children under 12 years of age can also be renewed by post and e-service center as fingerprints will not taken from children under 12. 
  • You can always renew ID card by post, since fingerprints are not needed 

 

New state fees for travel documents (6.1.2020)  NB! ordering a document to a foreign representation will cost €20 in addition to the state fee.

You are welcome to consult about the application forms by e-mail info@politsei.ee  or  Customer Service phone +372 612 3000.

 

 

Applying passport/ID card  at the Embassy

Please book an appointment online or over the phone (972) 3 710 39 10. The phone line is open Monday to Thursday 9.00-14.00. Our e-mail is embassy.telaviv@mfa.ee

  • at the age 12 and above the application should be handed over personally.
  • standard application form (in english, in estonian)
  •  first passport application form
  • send digital photo (JPEG, 500 kb, 650X800) to ppa@politsei.ee add your name and date of birth or personal code.
  • include a document proving your Estonian citizenship (e.g an original birth certificate or other document declaring that one of your parents or grandparents is an Estonian citizen).  Israeli birth and marriage certificates can be obtained from Population and Immigration Authority. We recommend to order bilingual certificates (in English and in Hebrew) Certificates need to be authenticated with an Apostille that can be obtained from Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Israel. If the certificates need translation (to Estonian, English or Russian) must be done by sworn translator or authenticated by notary.
  • if applying first time for a child’s passport, and the other parent holds other citizenship than Estonian, please enclose the other parent’s written consent and passport copy.
  • we accept payments by all major credit and debit cards. (PIN needed). If you pay by bank transfer, please bring payment slip.

 

PICK UP

The new passport or ID-card will generally reach the Embassy within 4-6 weeks. Please book an appointment for pick up here or over the phone +972 3 710 39 10. The phone line is open: Monday to Thursday 9.00-14.00. E-mail: embassy.telaviv@mfa.ee.   At the age 15 and above the passport and ID card will be handed out to the owner only.

You can check your document application status on Estonian Police and Border Guard Department website.