While abroad, there are two ways to apply for Estonian passport and/or ID card:
The most convenient way to apply for a passport or an ID card is via the self-service portal of the Police and Border Guard website, see here.
If the self-service portal requires renewal of fingerprints, you can make an appointment (no additional state fee) to submit fingerprints in the embassy. Make an appointment in our electronic calendar here.
After the renewal of your fingerprints you can continue your application in the self-service portal.
You can apply in person at the embassy if it is not possible for you to submit the application in the self-service portal (first time applicants and cases where there are no means to log in to the portal).
Please note that there is an additional state fee when applying in the embassy and the application process might be up to 2 weeks slower due to the additional mailing times.
To apply for a passport and/or ID card at the embassy, please make an appointment in our electronic calendar here.
Before coming to the embassy, please make sure you have read and understood the requirements for document application, as provided on the website of the Police and Border Department. Especially make sure that you have:
You will be contacted by e-mail once the documents have reached the embassy.
The passport and / or ID card of a child under the age of 15 is issued only to the child’s legal representative (guardian) or a person authorized by him or her at the time of application.
Citizens of at least 15 years of age are issued a passport and / or ID card in person or at the request of an authorized representative.
The document will be issued to your representative only if the application was submitted in a service office or foreign representation of the Republic of Estonia and the authorization was submitted already upon submission of the application for the document. If you have authorized someone else to claim your passport, they must bring with them their own valid Estonian identity document and your old passport.
All passport and ID card applications for Estonian citizens are processed by the Police and Border Guard. You can monitor the status of a document request on the PPA website.
You can apply for a passport and ID card as a matter of urgency only with self-service or at PPA services in Estonia. Documents requested as a matter of urgency can only be received in Tallinn.
An alien’s passport can be applied for only at PPA services in Estonia.