Estonian Passports and ID Cards

Did you know?

  • You can apply for a new ID card by POST
  • You can also apply for a new passport by POST or E-MAIL
    directly from the Estonian Police and Boarder Guard Board if less than 5 years have passed since taking of fingerprints
    and applying for the previous passport
  • Passports for children under 12 years of age can also be renewed by POST
    or E-MAIL as fingerprints will not taken from children under 12 years.

Your documents will then be sent to the Embassy in Budapest.

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).
  • You wish that someone else picks up your passport / ID card on your behalf. A written consent (pdf) can only be given at the Embassy.

Estonian passport / ID-card for an adult

  • Standard application form (pdf)
  • One passport photo, size 4×5 cm. For further information please visit: Police- and Border
    Guard Board website
    . It is not possible to take photos at the Embassy. You are welcome to send your digital photo (JPEG, 500 kb, 650X800) to Add your name and date of birth in to the
  • In case of change of name: a copy of your spouse’s passport and an excerpt from your Marriage Certificate that is certified with an Apostille.

Estonian passport / ID card for a child

  • When applying for the first time you will need to include an excerpt from your child’s birth certificate with both parents’ names. The excerpt needs to be certified with an Apostille.
  • Fill in standard application form (pdf)
  • Fill in fist passport application form (pdf first passport)
  • Copies of both parents’ passports
  • You will also need to enclose other parent’s written consent.

Children under 12 years do not have to come to the embassy in person, one of the parents can submit the application on behalf of the child.

When your child has reached 12 years of age he or she has to come to the embassy personally to give fingerprints for the passport.

To get an appointment with the consul please register in advance by phone: +36 1 354 2570 or by e-mail:

Adult For a minor (under 15 years of age) or a pensioner
State fees in the embassy:
Passport 60 euros 20 euros
ID card 50 euros 10 euros
Passport and ID card 80 euros 25 euros

We only accept payments by credit and debit cards.

When applying for the first ever Estonian passport for an adult you will need documents proving that the applicant is an Estonian citizen.

If you have acquired Estonian citizenship by birth:

  • an original of a document proving that you are an Estonian citizen;
  • an original of a document indicating that at least one of your parents is an Estonian citizen, and verification documents to prove that you are descended from a parent who is an Estonian citizen.

If you have acquired Estonian citizenship by naturalization:

  • a certificate of citizenship.

Documents referring to Estonian citizenship for the period from 1918 to 1940 can be obtained from:

  • Registers of Births, Deaths and Marriages (birth certificates, certificates of marriage and divorce, certificates on changing names, etc.);
  • The National Archives (certificates of Defence Forces, option certificates, school- leaving certificates, documents verifying the possession of real estate or working
    in the public service, etc.).