Residence permit card for a child

Applying for the residence permit card at a service office

To apply for a residence permit card, find a suitable service office and bring an identity document with you.

If desired, reserve a slot at the service office for your residence permit card.

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Reserve a time

 

Applying for a residence permit card under ordinary procedure

After your application has been accepted, it will take a maximum of 30 days to prepare your residence permit card under ordinary procedure.

 

Applying for a residence permit card under expedited procedure

A residence permit card may not be applied for under expedited procedure.

 

Providing fingerprints

Children 6 years age and up will have to give fingerprints when applying for a residence permit card.

 

Authorization for claiming residence permit card

You may authorize someone else to claim your residence permit card 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 document. They must also have the applicant’s old residence permit card with them.

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

 

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.

When applying for a document for a young child, we advise taking the photo yourself or at a photographer’s studio. Photographing a very young child in the booth may not be a practical option as the height of the camera cannot be adjusted.

 

Sending digital document photo

If desired, the digital document photo may be emailed to ....

The minimum measurements of a digital photograph are 1300 x 1600 pixels and the correct format is JPEG.

 

State fee

Residence permit card

The state fee for a residence permit card for a child under the age of 15 is €10.

The state fee for residence permit card for those 15 and over is €40.

Persons with a moderate, severe or profound disability have the right to a discount and the state fee for the residence permit card is €7. 

The state fee if you are applying for the residence permit card under expedited procedure is €64.

 

Residence permit card and passport

The state fee for a residence permit card and passport for a child under the age of 15 is €25.

The state fee for a passport and residence permit card for those 15 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 and residence permit card is €25. In order to obtain the discount, you must present a document to the service office substantiating the disability.

 

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.

 

Child’s name change abroad

If the change in the child’s personal data occurred abroad and is not entered into the Estonian Population Register, a document substantiating the change in the child’s personal data must be submitted.

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
  • 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 residence permit card for a person in the care of a guardian

The application for a residence permit card 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 6 years age and up will have to give fingerprints when applying for a residence permit card.