Estonian passport for a child

Applying abroad

Abroad, a passport can be applied for at a self-service portal or at a foreign representation of the Republic of Estonia.

To apply for a passport, find a suitable Estonian foreign representation and bring an identity document with you.

See Estonian foreign representations.

Applying for passport under ordinary procedure

After your application has been accepted, it will take a maximum of 30 days from the point at which your application reaches Estonia and is accepted for processing.

If you have ordered your passport 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.

Applying for passport under expedited procedure

When you are abroad, you cannot apply for a passport under expedited procedure.

Providing fingerprints

Children 12 years of age and up will have to give fingerprints when applying for a passport.

Authorization for claiming passport

You may authorize someone else to claim your passport only if the authorization is submitted together with the application at the foreign representation.

The person authorized must present a valid Estonian identity document when claiming the passport. They must also have the applicant’s old passport with them.

If a parent of child more than 15 years of age wishes to claim their child’s passport, the child must authorize their parent to do so on the spot at the foreign representation.

Applying for a passport for the first time

When applying for a passport for a child for the first time, an Estonian document proving citizenship must be submitted.

Citizenship may be proved upon first-time applications for documents using one of the following documents:

  • the child’s parent’s Estonian citizen’s passport or ID card
  • original document stating that one of the document applicant’s parents or grandparents has Estonian citizenship. A certificate proving the blood relationship (such as a birth certificate) must be submitted in conjunction. To obtain the certificate, make a query about your parents or grandparents' Estonian citizenship to the National Archive

Document photo

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

See requirements and recommendations for document photos.

Application form

Fill in the application form by hand or on a computer.

The signature field is left blank on the application form for a child under the age of 7.

A child from 7-14 years of age or a person in the care of a guardian may provide a signature sample on the application form but it is not obligatory.

It is obligatory to submit a signature sample for children 15 and over.

If the application is submitted the parent of the child under the age of 15, they must certify the authenticity of the data by signature at the bottom of the application.

If the application is submitted by a child aged 15-17 or their parent, the person submitting the application must certify the authenticity of the data by 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.

Estonian citizen’s passport application form.

Instructions for completing application form.

State fee

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 passport under exceptional procedure.

Contact details for foreign representations.

If you pay the state fee before coming to the foreign representation, bring with you a document certifying this fact.

Estonian citizen’s passport

The state fee for a passport for a child under the age of 15 is €20.

The state fee for a passport for those of 15 years of age and over is €70.

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, a copy of a document certifying the disability must be presented with the application. The document must be signed by the person submitting the application.

Estonian citizen’s passport and ID card

The state fee for Estonian citizen’s passport and ID card for a child under the age of 15 is €25.

The state fee for Estonian citizen’s passport and ID card for those 15 and over is €80.

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

Documents necessary for applying for a passport at a foreign representation

Bring the following with you to the Estonian foreign representation:

  • a completed application form
  • one document photo
  • document certifying payment of the state fee

If you would like to send someone one else to claim the passport, fill in an authorization at the foreign representation.

If the child’s name changed abroad, bring with you to the foreign representation a copy of a document certifying this.

Applying for a passport for the first time

When applying for a passport for a child for the first time, an Estonian document proving citizenship must be submitted.

Citizenship may be proved upon first-time applications for documents using one of the following documents:

  • the child’s parent’s Estonian citizen’s passport or ID card
  • original document stating that one of the document applicant’s parents or grandparents has Estonian citizenship. A certificate proving the blood relationship (such as a birth certificate) must be submitted in conjunction. To obtain the certificate, make a query about your parents or grandparents' Estonian citizenship to the National Archive

To receive a discount on the state fee, bring with you to the foreign representation a copy of a document certifying this.

Child’s 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.

However, documents issued in other countries do 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

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

Applying for a passport for person in your guardianship

The application for a person in the care of a guardian may be submitted only by their legal guardian.

Bring with you to the foreign representation a document substantiating the guardianship.

Children 12 years of age and up will have to give fingerprints when applying for a passport.