Abroad, a digital ID can be applied for by mail, email or at a foreign representation of the Republic of Estonia.
To apply for a digital ID, find a suitable Estonian foreign representation and bring an identity document with you.
See Estonian foreign representations.
Applying for digital ID under ordinary procedure
After your application has arrived in Estonia and been accepted, it will take a maximum of 30 days to prepare your digital ID under ordinary procedure.
If you have ordered your digital ID to be received abroad, factor in a longer time, as transport of documents to a foreign representation of the Republic of Estonia takes more time.
In matters pertaining to the document reaching the foreign representation and claiming the document, contact the foreign representation to which you ordered the document.
Check the current status of your document application.
Applying for digital ID under expedited procedure
A digital ID may not be applied for under expedited procedure.
Authorization for claiming the digital ID
If you wish to send a person you have authorized to claim the digital ID, you should decide this when submitting the application.
The person authorized must present a valid Estonian identity document when claiming the document. They must also have with them the applicant’s old digital ID, if there was one.
Fill in the application form by hand or on a computer.
Certify the authenticity of the data with a signature at the bottom of the application.
On the form, specify the service office or Estonian foreign representation where you wish to receive the document.
The application form may not contain any corrections.
To learn about options for paying the state fee on the spot at the Estonian foreign representation, contact the foreign representation where you will go to apply for the digital ID.
The state fee for a digital ID is €55.
If you pay the state fee before coming to the foreign representation, bring with you a document certifying this fact.
Documents necessary for applying for a digital ID at a foreign representation
Bring the following with you to the Estonian foreign representation:
- a completed application form
- document certifying payment of the state fee
If you would like to send someone one else to claim the digital ID, fill in an authorization in the foreign representation.