Estonian citizen's passport
An Estonian citizen's passport is an identity document as well as a travel document of an Estonian citizen.
An adult must personally submit an application for the issue or replacement of an Estonian passport. The application for a person of under 15 years of age shall be submitted by his or her parent or guardian. A child can obtain a passport without the consent of the another parent.
As a general rule, Estonian passports shall be issued with a period of validity of up to ten years if the holder of a passport is 15 years of age or older. Estonian passports with a period of validity of up to five years shall be issued to Estonian citizens under 15 years of age.
To obtain an Estonian passport you have to contact a regional department of the Citizenship and Migration Board. Applying for Estonian passport repeatedly, you may apply at the representations of the
INITIAL APPLICATION FOR AN ESTONIAN CITIZEN'S PASSPORT
Upon the initial application for an Estonian passport you have to submit the following documents:
NOTE! An applicant must personally submit an application for the issue of a passport.
DOCUMENTS PROVING THAT YOU ARE AN ESTONIAN CITIZEN:
If you have acquired Estonian citizenship by birth:
- an original of a document proving that you are an Estonian citizen;
- an original of a document indicating that at least one of your parents is an Estonian citizen, and verification documents to prove that you are descended from a parent who is an Estonian citizen.
If you have acquired Estonian citizenship by naturalisation:
- a certificate of citizenship.
If you have acquired Estonian citizenship by marrying an Estonian citizen:
- a certificate of marriage which certifies that you married a person before 26.02.1992 who was an Estonian citizen, and
- an original of a document that proves that your spouse was an Estonian citizen at the time of the marriage contract.
DOCUMENTS REFERRING TO ESTONIAN CITIZENSHIP FOR THE PERIOD FROM 1918 TO 1940 CAN BE OBTAINED FROM:
You can apply for a new Estonian passport if:
Upon application for a renewed Estonian passport you have to submit the following documents (at a regional department of the CMB):
If you are applying by post, you have to submit the following documents:
If you apply for the reissue of a passport because the personal data entered into your passport has changed, you have to submit, in addition to the above-mentioned document, a document that certifies the changes in your personal data (for example, a certificate of marriage or of a change of name). Applying by post, you have to add copy of the document.
If a copy of a document is added to an application the applicant must confirm, with his/her signature, on every page of the document, (which includes entries), that the copy corresponds fully to the original document. The name of the applicant and the date of the signature must be added to the signature.
Documents enclosed with the application, except those that are in Russian or English, must be translated either into Estonian, Russian or English. The accuracy of the translation must be certified by a notary. Documents issued abroad must be legalised or confirmed by a relevant certificate (apostille), unless an international agreement stipulates otherwise. More information on the legalisation of documents and their confirmation with the relevant certificates can be obtained from the Ministry of Foreign Affairs.
If you apply by post, you have to send the application to the following address:
Kodakondsus- ja Migratsiooniamet
A passportshall be issued within 30 days from the date of taking the respective application into processing. If the submitted application and accompanying documents do not meet the established requirements, the CMB shall give the applicant another 30 days to rectify the faults. If the faults are not rectified the CMB shall not process the application.
The holder of a passport must inform a regional department of the Citizenship and Migration Board about any change of data entered into his or her passport within a period of one month from the date of the change of such data.
If your passport has become unusable, or it has been lost or destroyed, you have to inform a regional department of the Citizenship and Migration Board within a period of three days from the date your passport became unusable or was lost or destroyed.
If you are applying for a new passport because you have lost your previous passport, or if it has been stolen, destroyed or become unusable, and you do not have any other document to verify your identity, an official of the CMB will ascertain your identity.
You can receive additional information from the Citizenship and Migration Board by telephoning 612 6979, or from regional departments of the Citizenship and Migration Board and representations of the Republic of Estonia.