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

See service offices

Reserve a time

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.

Providing fingerprints

You will have to give fingerprints when applying for a passport. Fingerprints are valid for 6 years.

Check the validity of your fingerprints.

You do not need to provide fingerprints again if you are over 70 years old and have previously provided fingerprints.

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:

  • An identity document
  • 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 ....

See requirements and recommendations for document photos.

Taking a document photo at the service office

All client service offices (except for Keila) are equipped with photo booths where you can take a document photograph free of charge.

State fee

Estonian citizen’s passport

The state fee for a passport is €45.

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 €55.

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 document.

Document translation

If the document is not in Estonian, Russian or English, it must be translated and the translation must be made by a sworn translator or notarised.

Some foreign documents do not need to be legalised

If the country that issued the document is a party to the Convention Abolishing the Requirement of Legalisation for Foreign Public Documents, it does not need to be legalised. In this case, the public document must be certified by an apostille in accordance with the requirements.

Documents issued in these countries do not have to be legalised.

Information on legalisation of documents and apostils

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.