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

Passport/ID card renewal application for a child over the age of 12 and for an adult can be submitted in the following ways:

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

 

APPLYING VIA THE SELF-SERVICE PORTAL

If you have access to e-services (ID-card, Mobile-ID or Smart-ID), then the most low-cost and easiest way to renew your documents is through the self-service portal.

Please read the information regarding fingerprints below.

APPLYING BY POST

In order 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.
  • Obtain 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).
  • Pay the state fee to the Ministry of Finance (the state fees when applied by post can be found HERE).
  • Send the filled-out application form and the receipt of the state fee payment by post to the below address:

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

Please read the information regarding fingerprints below.

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.
  • Obtain 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). The embassy does not offer photographing services.
  • Pay the state fee at the embassy (we only accept card payments).
  • Bring any form of identification with you which is written in Latin letters (e.g. passport).

 

Fingerprints

All applicants aged 12+ must provide their fingerprints. All fingerprints are valid for 6 years and the validity of fingerprint images can be checked HERE. If the applicant has never provided fingerprints before or if the fingerprints are outdated, the applicant would need to come to the embassy to provide them. Renewing or collecting fingerprints is free of charge.

From 01.09.2023 Estonian citizens aged 70 and above do not need to renew their fingerprints. However, you would still need to renew them every 6 years when applying for passport.