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ID card. Applying, renewing and changing its PIN numbers

Starting from 23.08.2021, ID-card applications require valid fingerprint images (starting from the age of 12). Please check the validity of your fingerprint images HERE.

An Estonian citizen’s ID-card can be applied for in the following ways:

  • via the self-service portal;
  • by post (by sending the application directly to Tallinn, Estonia);
  • at the embassy.
APPLYING VIA THE SELF-SERVICE PORTAL

If you have access to e-services (ID-card, Mobile-ID or Smart-ID), then the most low-cost and easiest way to renew your documents is through the self-service portal.

APPLYING BY POST

One would need to have valid fingerprint images in the PBGB information system in order to apply for documents by post (required from the age of 12). The validity of fingerprint images can be checked HERE.

When applied by post, the application should be sent directly to the Estonian Police and Border Guard Board. Please prepare and complete the following:

  • Print out the standard application form (in English, in Estonianin Russian) and fill in the form in capital letters, using a dark ballpoint pen or ink pen.
  • A DIGITAL photo (physical/printed photos are not accepted). An applicants digital photo should be sent by email to ppa@politsei.ee, with the applicants name and the personal ID code/date of birth (photo requirements; video instructions).
  • Pay the state fee to the Ministry of Finance (the state fees when applied by post can be found HERE).
  • Send the filled-out application form and the receipt of the state fee payment by post to the following address:

APPLICATION
Police and Border Guard Board
Pärnu mnt 139
15060 Tallinn
Estonia

APPLYING AT THE EMBASSY (book an appointment HERE):
  • Print out the standard application form (in English, in Estonianin Russian) and fill in the form in capital letters, using a dark ballpoint pen or ink pen.
  • A DIGITAL photo (physical/printed photos are not accepted). An applicants digital photo should be sent by email to ppa@politsei.ee, with the applicants name and the personal ID code/date of birth (photo requirements; video instructions).
    NB! The embassy does not offer photographing services.
  • Pay the state fee at the embassy (we only accept card payments).

 

RENEWING PIN-CODES

New PIN-codes for an ID-card with valid certificates can only be issued at the embassy during a booked appointment.

If you need new pin-codes for your currently valid ID-card, please first e-mail the embassy at Consul.London@mfa.ee. In the e-mail please confirm your full name, your personal ID code and the ID-card document number. Please note that there is a state fee to be paid for this service.

*** Please note that starting from 01.01.2022, it is no longer possible to apply for new PIN-codes for documents that were issued prior to 30.11.2018. 

Should you have any questions, please call our consular phone line 020 7838 5388 (Mon – Fri 10am – 1pm) or send us an email at Consul.London@mfa.ee.