Passport renewal for a child over the age of 12 and for an adult

Passport renewal application for a child over the age of 12 and for an adult can be submitted 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.

If the application is for a child aged 12+ and the child has not given their fingerprints previously, an application can only be submitted at the embassy (please see below for instructions). The child will need to be present in order to provide fingerprint images.

APPLYING BY POST

Fingerprint images must be valid in the PBGB information system in order to apply for documents by post. The validity of fingerprint images can be checked HERE.
Fingerprints do not need to be provided by children under 12 and from 01.09.2023 Estonian citizens who are physically unable to (long-term) submit an application at the embassy and who have given fingerprints within the last 11 years. The citizen must add a medical certificate (in Estonian or in English) to the application form and send it by post to the Estonian Police and Border Guard Board.

In order to apply by post, one would need to prepare and complete the following:

  • Print out the standard application form (in Englishin 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 [email protected], 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 below address:

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

APPLYING AT THE EMBASSY (book an appointment HERE):
  • Print out the standard application form (in Englishin 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 [email protected], 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).

Please bring a form of identification with you (passport/ID-card). Please note that driving licences are not accepted.

Should you have any questions, please call our consular phone line 020 7838 5388 (Mon-Fri 10am – 1pm) or send us an email at [email protected].