Estonian passports and ID cards

The applications for Estonian citizen’s passport and ID-card are processed by the Estonian Police and Boarder Guard Board (PPA). Information about applying on the PPA website:

It is convenient and cheaper to renew your documents by post from the Estonian Police and Border Guard Department.
You can renew your ID card by post, since fingerprints are not needed.
Passport can be renewed by post or e-mail if less than 5 years has passed since giving fingerprints.

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).
  • Your child has reached 12 years of age and therefore needs to give fingerprints for the passport.
  • You wish that someone else picks up your passport / ID card on your behalf. A written consent can only be given at the Embassy.

Applying for documents at the Embassy

  • The application should be handed over personally. The Embassy does not accept applications sent by post or e-mail. Please book an appointment over the phone (972) 3 710 39 10 or online.
  • Standard application form (in english, in estonian, in russian)
  • One passport photo, size 4×5 cm. NB! It is important to follow precisely the requirements for the photo (photo requirements). A digital photo sent directly to the address ppa@politsei.ee is preferred, the applicants name and the personal ID code/date of birth should be added to the email. It is not possible to make a photo at the Embassy.
  • If applying for the first time you will need to 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). In case you are not in possession of such a document, you can make an information request to the Estonian National Archives.
  • If applying for the first time for a child’s passport you will need to include the child’s birth certificate which includes the names of both parents.
  • In case of a passport application for a child (up to age of 15 years) and if the child’s other parent / legal guardian is not an Estonian citizen, it is required to include a written consent and a copy of passport of the other parent / legal guardian.
  • If a document released by foreign authorities is added to the application, please verify if you need to translate it and legalize or certify with an apostille. Documents released by Israeli authorities must be certified by apostille (more information here). If the document is not in Estonian, Russian or English, a translation and notarized certification of the translation is required.
  • At the Embassy the state fee can be paid either in cash in Israeli Shekels or by credit card.

Please note!

  • Passport in expedited procedure can only be applied for in the Police and Border Guard Board Service Offices in Estonia.
  • To a minor of at least 15 years of age, the passport shall be issued in person or to an authorised representative assigned at the time of applying for the document.

The new passport or ID-card will generally reach the Embassy within 4-6 weeks after handing in the application.