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An Estonian citizen passport is a travel document issued to a citizen of Estonia by the Republic of Estonia. Please find detailed information about Estonian Citizenship here

  • A passport for children under age 12 can be applied for directly at the Estonian Police and Border Guard Board by post or by e-mail

  • It is possible to apply for a renewed passport by mail only in  case a  person has already received a passport containing fingerprints and less than 2 years have passed since the issuance of this passport. For more information on how to apply for a passport by mail, please find here.

  • The Estonian ID-card can be applied for at the Consulate, or directly at the Estonian Police and Border Guard Board by post or by e-mail 


The following documents must be presented for an initial passport:
  • standard application form; please fill out the application form with a black pen or ink pen, in the Estonian language and in capital letters. The application form must not have any corrections. Please see additional instructions here 

  • 1 color passport photo, 40 x 50 mm Photo requirements

  • birth certificate

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 official 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 here 
  • photo ID

- The Republic of Estonia ID card and travel document/passport, military certificate, school/university diploma confirming 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 the expiration of an Estonian citizen passport, one should also apply in person at the Consulate in New York. For a renewal passport, the following documents should be submitted:

  • standard application form, please fill out the application form with a black pen or ink pen, in the Estonian language and in capital letters. The application form must not have any corrections. Please see additional instructions here

  • 1 color passport photo, 40 x 50 mm Photo requirements

  • 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 official 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 here 

  • State fee payable by cash or Money Order only

The passport is issued to an applicant in person or to an authorized representative assigned by an 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 or in the  foreign representation of the Republic of Estonia indicated in the application form.  Children under age 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, Charleston, Chicago, Houston, Lincoln, Los Angeles, Miami, Phoenix, Portsmouth, San Francisco (Palo Alto), Seattle and  St.Petersburg (updated 01.01.2016).


As an exception, it is possible to apply for a passport without fingerprint images, if:

  • you have been previously issued Estonian citizen passport or ID-card and

  • you are staying in a foreign country, where there is no foreign representation of the Republic of Estonia, or where it is unproportionally burdensome for you to contact a foreign representation of the Republic of Estonia. 

You can apply as an exception for a passport without fingerprint image valid for one year  ONLY  by post or by e-mail.

Please submit a written explanation or other evidence concerning the reason for the necessity to issue a passport without fingerprint images, together with an explanation of why it is not possible for you to apply for a passport according to  ordinary procedures.

 


 

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