Estonian passport for an adult
Applying for a passport at a service office
To apply for a passport, find a suitable service office and bring an identity document with you.
If desired, reserve a slot at the service office for your passport application
Applying for passport under ordinary procedure
After your application has been accepted, it will take a maximum of 30 days to prepare your passport under ordinary procedure.
Applying for passport under expedited procedure
It will take a maximum of 2 working days to prepare a passport applied for under expedited procedure. The time until the passport is issued starts on the working day after the application is submitted.
All service offices accept applications for passports under expedited procedure, but the passport can be claimed only at Tallinn service offices.
You 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 service office.
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.
Applying for a passport for the first time
When applying for a passport 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:
Estonian citizen’s identity card (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
You can send your document photograph in digital format by email to email@example.com.
Taking a document photo at the service office
All client service offices (except for Keila and Kolde) are equipped with photo booths where you can take a document photograph free of charge.
Estonian citizen’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.
The state fee if you are applying for the passport under expedited procedure is €58.
Estonian citizen’s passport and ID card
The state fee for Estonian citizen’s passport and ID card is €50.
The state fee for an Estonian citizen’s passport and ID 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 Estonian citizen’s passport is €25.
Payment of state fee at the service office
The state fee may be paid at the service office:
- in cash
- by card payment
- over the customer computer terminal
American Express is not accepted for the state fee.
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.
- Bosnia and Herzegovina
- Cape Verde
- The Netherlands
- North Macedonia
- United Kingdom
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 for person in your guardianship
The application for a person in the care of a guardian may be submitted only by their legal guardian.
If the data on the guardianship have not been entered into the Estonian Population Register, bring with you to the service office a document substantiating the guardianship.
The person in the care of the guardian will be asked to give fingerprints when applying for a passport.
A passport without fingerprints and with a term of validity of 1 year
As an exception, you can apply for a passport without fingerprint images if:
- you have been issued an Estonian citizen’s passport or identity card previously and
- you are staying in a foreign country that lacks an Estonian foreign representation or it would too complicated for you to turn to the nearest Estonian foreign representation.
- when applying for a passport without fingerprints and with a term of validity of 1 year, submit a written explanation or other documentation on the need for issuing this document.
When submitting an application for a passport without fingerprint images through an authorized representative, the authorized person must have a signed authorization. The passport without fingerprint images shall be issued with a term of up to one year.
The state fee for a passport without fingerprints and with a term of validity of 1 year is 40 euros.