The Estonian ID Card
Your ID card will function as an identification document. It’s also your gateway to simplicity: you can use it for many e-services and for online authentication.
+ If you are a citizen of the European Union, European Economic Area or Switzerland, then you’ll need to submit the following documents to a Police and Border Guard Board office in person within a month after registering your place of residence:
- An application form – you can complete it on screen or print it out and fill it in;
- A document proving your identity;
- One colour photo measuring 40×50 mm. All offices have a booth where you can take a photo for free;
- A document certifying the payment of the state fee.
NB! In order to get your ID card, you should already have your personal ID code (isikukood), as well as have registered your place of residence in Estonia. The ID card is issued within 30 days after the application is received.
Read more about the ID card.
+ If you are from a non-EU country, then your temporary residence permit will be your ID card. If you have come here on the basis of short-time employment, then you should apply for an ID code.
Contacts for the Police and Border Guard Board service offices.
Have questions? Book a free consultation at International House of Estonia
International House of Estonia provides free personal consultations for foreigners, their families and local employers about settling in, documentation, healthcare, language programs etc. Located in Valukoja 8, Tallinn.