Consular Information » Estonian Passport Application »

Estonian Passport Application

Estonian passport applicants have to come to the Consulate in person to submit the application, as the Consulate collects fingerprints for the document. Children under 12 years do not have to come to the Consulate in person, one of the parents can submit the application on behalf of the child, together with other parent's written consent.

The following documents must be presented for an initial passport:
- Republic of Estonia ID card and travel document/passport, military certificate, school/university diploma mentioning Estonian citizenship, proof of employment at Estonian government agency (available at Estonian National Archives)
- Birth, marriage, death and other vital statistics documents which can be ordered through the consulate
  • state fee payable by cash or Money Order only

Upon expiration of an Estonian passport, one should also apply in person
at the Consulate General of Estonia in New York. For a renewal passport, the following documents should be submitted:
  • standard application form,
  • 1 color passport photo, 40 x 50 mm
  • If your information has changed, you must present a document certifying your change of information.

All documents issued in the United States (eg. birth- & marriage certificates, etc.) should be authenticated with an apostille by the State Secretary within the state where they were issued. The apostille is a document certifying the authenticity of the signature on the document, the capacity in which the person signing the document acted, and the identity of any stamp or seal affixed to the document. Information on obtaining the apostille is available at the website of the U.S. State Department.

  • State fee payable by cash or Money Order only

All passport applicants must appear in person to pick up their passports
at the Consulate General of Estonia in New York, at the Embassy of Estonia in Washington D.C or at the Estonian Honorary Consulates.  Children below the age of 15 may be represented by their parents.

ID cards are being issued  at the Consulate General in New York, at the Embassy in Washington D.C and by the Honorary Consuls in Atlanta, Boston, Chicago, Huntersville, Lincoln, Los Angeles, Miami, Phoenix, Portsmouth, San Francisco (Palo Alto), Seattle and  St.Petersburg (updated 01.01.2015).

t is possible to apply for a repeated passport by mail only
in the case when the person has already received one passport containing fingerprints and less than 2 years have passed since the issuance of this passport. More information on how to apply for a passport by mail, please find here.

As an exception, it is possible to apply for a passport without fingerprint images,
  • An Estonian citizen’s passport or ID-card has formerly been issued to You and
  • You are staying in a foreign country, where there is no foreign representation of the Republic of Estonia, or where it is unproportionately burdensome for You to address a foreign representation of the Republic of Estonia. 



© Consulate General of Estonia in New York 3 Dag Hammarskjöld Plaza, Suite 6B, 305 East 47th St, NY 10017-2001, New York tel. 1 (+1 212) 883 0636, e-mail: