Alien’s passport for an adult

Application by email

Applying for passport under ordinary procedure

You may apply for a passport by email if less than five years has passed since you applied for the previous passport and gave fingerprints and you are able to digitally sign the application.

Applying for passport under expedited procedure

A passport may not be applied for under expedited procedure by email.

Letter of explanation for applying for an alien’s passport

Submit the written consent for the issuing of the alien’s passport, provided by the competent authority of your country of citizenship, or, if it is not possible to obtain the consent, a letter of explanation in your own hand.

Document photo

You can send your document photograph in digital format by email to ppa@politsei.ee.

See requirements and recommendations for document photos.

Signature sample

When applying for a passport by email, a signature sample must be submitted.

Using a dark and consistent pen stroke, sign your signature on a blank sheet of white paper.

Scan or photograph the signature sample.

The minimum measurements of the signature sample are 200X600 pixels and the correct format is JPEG.

Application form

Fill in the application form on a computer.

On the form, specify the service office where you wish to receive the document.

Alien’s passport application form.

Instructions for completing application form.

Digital signing instructions.

State fee

Pay the state fee and save the proof of payment to your computer.

Alien’s passport

The state fee for a passport is €40.

The state fee for a passport for those who have reached retirement age in Estonia is €20.

Persons with a moderate, severe or profound disability have the right to a discount and the state fee for the passport is €20. In order to obtain the discount, you must present, with your application, a copy of a document substantiating the disability.

Alien’s passport and residence permit card

The state fee for the passport and residence permit card is €65.

Under general conditions, the state fee for a passport and residence card for those who have reached retirement age in Estonia is €25.

Persons with a moderate, severe or profound disability have the right to a discount and the state fee for the passport and residence permit card is €25. In order to obtain the discount, you must present a document to the service office substantiating the disability.

Sending the application by email

If you are applying for the passport by email, get all of the documents ready and sign them digitally in one container.

The digitally signed container must contain:

  • a completed application form
  • document photo
  • signature sample
  • document certifying payment of the state fee
  • letter of explanation for applying for an alien’s passport

If you were married, divorced, or changed your name abroad, also add to the container a copy of a document certifying this.

To receive a discount on the state fee, add to the digitally signed container a copy of a document certifying this.

Send the digital document container by email to ppa@politsei.ee. In the subject field, specify “Passi taotlus” (Passport application).

Marriage, divorce or name change abroad

If there is a change in personal data while you are abroad, you will have to present a document substantiating the change when applying for a passport.

If your personal data changed in Finland after 1 July 2010, this can be certified by an English-language extract from the Finnish Population Register.

If your personal data changed in Finland before 1 July 2010, check whether the information has reached the Finnish Population Register and if so, this can be substantiated with an English-language extract.

If the document that certifies the change in personal data was issued in Finland before 1 July 2010, it must be translated by a sworn translator or the authenticity of the translation must be notarized and the document must be certified by an apostille certificate or legalized.

Upon presenting a document issued in a foreign country, check whether it must be translated and certified with an apostille certificate or legalized.

If the document is not in Estonian, Russian or English, it will have to be translated and the translation must be done by a sworn translator or notarized.

Documents issued in these countries do not have to be certified by an apostille certificate or legalized.

  • Austria
  • Belgium
  • Bosnia and Herzegovina
  • Bulgaria
  • Cape Verde
  • Spain
  • The Netherlands
  • Croatia
  • Lithuania
  • Ireland
  • Italy
  • Latvia
  • Luxembourg
  • North Macedonia
  • Moldova
  • Montenegro
  • Poland
  • Portugal
  • France
  • Romania
  • Germany
  • Serbia
  • Slovenia
  • Switzerland
  • Denmark
  • Turkey
  • Ukraine
  • United Kingdom
  • Russia

However, documents issued in other countries do have to be certified by an apostille certificate or legalized.

For more information on legalization of documents and apostils, visit the Ministry of Foreign Affairs website.

Applying for a passport as a legal guardian

If you have been appointed a person’s legal guardian, you will have to digitally sign the documents when applying for a passport for that person.