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Digi-ID
03/26/2017

Attention! Important information for everyone whose digi-ID was issued before 01.12.2014. Starting from 01.04.2017, digi-ID that were issued before the end of 2014 are cancelled for security reasons.

If the Police and Border Guard Board knows the valid email address of the document user, a notification is sent to this address. In order to receive a new document, the document user must turn to a service of the Police and Border Guard Board where he/she can choose if he/she is issued a document with the validity of the old digi-ID for free or apply for a new document valid for 3 years, for which a state fee is charged.

 

Digital certificate of identity or digi-ID is a digital document that enables to identify one’s person in electronic environment and to put the digital signature.

Digi-ID can be applied for, if you are

  • the Estonian citizen who holds valid ID-card or if you are applying for the digi-ID together with the ID-card;
  • an alien who holds valid residence permit card / ID-card or if you are applying the digi-ID together with the residence permit card.


An application for a digi-ID for a minor of less than 15 years of age is submitted by the legal representative of the minor (a parent, guardian, authorised representative of a guardianship authority).
Digi-ID can be applied for in Service Offices and the foreign representation of the Republic of Estonia, by post or by e-mail.

Documents required for applying:


Additional documents, if you apply for digi-ID for a child of less than 15 years:

  • please submit the identity document of a legal representative.
  • if application is submitted by a guardian designated by the court or authorised representative of the guardianship authority and right of representation is not entered to the Estonian population register, please submit a document proving right of representation;


Issuance of the digi-ID
Digi-ID is issued after the application was received for processing to an applicant, or to the authorised representative assigned by the applicant (recommended form, possible to fill in on a computer screen or print out and fill in by own hand) at the time of applying for the document:

  • in the Service Office, if possible done while the applicant is waiting
  • in the foreign representation of the Republic of Estonia (delivery to a foreign representation may take more time than 30 days)
  • to a minor of at least 15 years of age, the Digi-ID shall be issued personally or to the authorised representative assigned by the applicant at the time of applying for the document.

 

On receipt of a document:

  • please provide a previously issued valid document of the same type


An authorised representative:

  • provides his or her valid identity document issued in Estonia
  • provides a valid document of the same type, issued to the applicant, if such document exists



Conditions for use of the certificates.