First passport or ID card for a child 12+ and for an adult

First passport/ID card application for a child over the age of 12 and for an adult can only be submitted at the embassy. Please book an appointment HERE.

When applying for the first ever Estonian passport/ID card as an adult, you would need to provide:

  • an original of a document proving that you are an Estonian citizen, or
  • an original of a document indicating that at least one of your parents was an Estonian citizen at the time of your birth, and verification documents to prove that you are descended from that parent.

Mostly, this means that the applicant might have descendants who obtained the citizenship in the period from 1918 to 1940. The confirmation document of your ancestors’ Estonian citizenship can be obtained from National Archives who conduct the investigation upon request (state fee 15 euros).

Next, you will also need to do the following steps before coming to the embassy:

  • Print out the standard application form (in Englishin Estonianin Russian) and fill in the form in capital letters, using a dark ballpoint pen or ink pen.
  • Print out the additional application form (in Englishin Estonianin Russian) and fill in the form in capital letters, using a dark ballpoint pen or ink pen.
  • Obtain a DIGITAL photo (physical/printed photos are not accepted). An applicant’s digital photo should be sent by email to [email protected], with the applicant’s name and the personal ID code/date of birth (photo requirementsvideo instructions).The embassy does not offer photographing services.
  • Obtain the original birth certificate translated in English.
    NB! Certificates need to be original and authenticated with an Apostille from the Ministry of Foreign Affairs or from Registrars of Magistrates’ Courts. If the birth certificate is in Hebrew, the English translation should be certified separately.
  • If the child is under the age of 15, provide other parent’s written consent and passport copy (if the other parent holds citizenship other than Estonian).
  • If your current name is different from the one on the birth certificate, please submit the document confirming name change (e.g. a marriage or divorce certificate, name change certificate etc).
    NB! Certificates need to be original and authenticated with an Apostille from the Ministry of Foreign Affairs or from Registrars of Magistrates’ Courts. If the certificate is in Hebrew, the English translation should be certified separately.
  • Pay the state fee at the embassy (we only accept card payments).

 

All applicants aged 12+ must come to the embassy in person as we would need to collect their fingerprints.

Every applicant is asked to bring any form of identification with them which is written in Latin letters (e.g. passport).