Estonian Passport Application
The initial application for an Estonian Citizens' passport should be submitted in person to the Consulate General of Estonia in New York. The following documents must be presented for an initial passport:
- standard application form,
- 1 color passport photo, 40 x 50 mm
The Consulate General of Estonia recommends DOI CAMERA at 250 Park Ave (46Street btw Park&Madisson) tel 212-573-9423
- birth certificate
- photo ID
- proof of Estonian citizenship, eg.:
1. 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)
2. Birth, marriage, death and other vital statistics documents which can be ordered through the consulate
- state fee payable by cash or Money Order only
All applicants are required to give their fingerprints. Children below the age of 6 are not required to give fingerprints. Beginning June 26, 2013 children below the age of 12 will not have to give fingerprints and do not have to appear in person to apply for the passport. Additional information concerning the fingerprint-taking, use of fingerprints and other questions can be found on the website of the Citizenship and Migration Board.
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:
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.
All passport applicants must appear in person to pick up their passports at the Consulate General of Estonia in New York, or at the Estonian honorary consulates in Los Angeles, Chicago, Portsmouth, Houston or Seattle. ID cards are being issued only at the Consulate General in New York. Children below the age of 15 may be represented by their parents.
It 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.
Payment of the passport application state fee
When applying for a new passport directly by mail from the Estonian Citizenship and Migration Board, submit a document certifying payment of the state fee, or written information about the payment of the fee.
The following information is for payment of the state fee when transferring funds from a bank in Estonia:
Payable to: Ministry of Finance
Account No.: 10220034796011 at SEB Bank
Account No.: 221023778606 at Swedbank
Reference No.: 2900073326 (for Estonian citizens)
Explanation: Indicate the type of document requested and the name of the person for whom the payment was made.
When transferring funds from a bank outside of Estonia for payment of the state fee, the following information is needed about the Estonian bank’s BIC or SWIFT code, and the Ministry of Finance’s state fees account International Bank Account Number (IBAN):
SEB Bank: BIC or SWIFT code: EEUHEE2X
Swedbank: BIC or SWIFT code: HABAEE2X
Ministry of Finance: state fees account International Bank Account Number (IBAN):
SEB Bank: EE891010220034796011