First passport or ID card for a child under 12

First ever passport/ID card for a child under the age of 12 can be applied for in the following ways:

  • via the self-service portal;
  • by post (by sending the application directly to Tallinn, Estonia);
  • at the embassy in person.

 

APPLYING VIA THE SELF-SERVICE PORTAL

If the child has already been registered in the Estonian Population Registry, then the easiest and most low-cost option is to submit the application via the self-service portal.

If your child has not been registered in the Estonian Population Registry, please find the instructions on how to register your child HERE. Once this has been done, the parent can submit the application via the self-service portal (the parent will need a valid ID-card, pin-codes and an ID-card reader).

APPLYING BY POST

To apply by post, one would need to prepare and complete the following:

  • 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.
  • A DIGITAL photo (physical/printed photos are not accepted). An applicants digital photo should be sent by email to [email protected], with the applicants name and the personal ID code/date of birth (photo requirementsvideo instructions).
  • Original birth certificate (with both parents names) 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.
  • Other parent’s written consent and passport copy if the other parent holds other citizenship than Estonian.
  • Receipt of the paid state fee to the Ministry of Finance (the state fees when applied by post can be found HERE).
  • The application, supporting documents and the receipt of the state fee payment should be sent directly to the following address:

APPLICATION
Police and Border Guard Administration
Pärnu mnt 139
15060 Tallinn
Estonia

APPLYING AT THE EMBASSY (book an appointment HERE):

  • 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.
  • A DIGITAL photo (physical/printed photos are not accepted). An applicants digital photo should be sent by email to [email protected], with the applicants name and the personal ID code/date of birth (photo requirementsvideo instructions).
    NB! The embassy does not offer photographing services.
  • Original birth certificate (with both parents names).
    NB! Certificates need to be original and authenticated with an Apostille from the Ministry of Foreign Affairs or from Registrars of Magistrates’ Courts. We recommend to order a bilingual certificate (in English and in Hebrew)
  • Other parent’s written consent and passport copy if the parent holds other citizenship than Estonian
  • The state fee can be paid at the embassy (we only accept card payments).

 

Please bring any form of identification with you which is written in Latin letters (e.g. passport).