Identification documents, licenses

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The service bureaus of the Transport Administration are open for limited service and the tests are administered with precautions in place.

If possible, it would be preferable to use the Transport Administration's e-Service which offers most of the services provided, e.g. renewing a driving licence, buying and selling vehicles, ordering documents to be sent to a home address by mail and registration plates to be sent to a parcel terminal.

If you require an urgent service that cannot be provided as an e-Service, book an appointment at a service bureau of the Transport Administration.

It is allowed to both conduct driving lessons and administer state theory and practical driving tests. Precautionary measures must be used (a mask, disinfectants) and the instructor must allow for the 2+2 rule to be followed where possible. A car is not an indoor space.

The Transport Administration is constantly reviewing the measures enacted and notifying of future procedures. We recommend following the web page of the Transport Administration (in Estonian) for fresh information.

Last updated: 23.03.2021 11:20

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Please do not come. If possible, use the self-service portal for applying for the document and come to pick up the document when you are not sick anymore. The documents are held at the service office for six months.

Last updated: 27.04.2020 12:28

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You can but it is not possible to authorize retroactively. An authorization can only be made at the same time as the application for the documents is submitted at the service office of the Police and Border Guard Board or at a foreign representation. If you have given an authorization then, the person you have authorized can pick up the document. That person must have with them

  1. their own personal identification document that has been issued in Estonia and
  2. your old document if it is still valid.

Last updated: 16.05.2020 10:30

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When applying for the passport for the first time, it is necessary to go to the service office of the Police and Border Guard Board and present a document proving your Estonian citizenship.

Last updated: 27.04.2020 12:22

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No, you do not. You can take the document photo yourself or have it taken by a photographer. You can find more exact requirements and guidelines at: https://www.politsei.ee/en/requirement-and-instructions-for-the-document-photo.

Last updated: 27.04.2020 12:21

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The issuing location can indeed be changed. For this you have to submit a free form application to the e-mail address ppa@politsei.ee and pay the state fee of €10 in an internet bank. Ordering a document to a foreign representation costs an additional €20.

You can find the instructions at: https://www.politsei.ee/en/instructions/how-to-pay-the-state-fee.

Last updated: 27.04.2020 12:21

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No, in Estonia the Police and Border Guard Board does not send passports by mail.

Last updated: 27.04.2020 12:20

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Documents are held at the service office for six months.

Last updated: 27.04.2020 12:28

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Yes, the foreign representations (embassies) of the Republic of Estonia are open but if necessary they can change or limit their opening times. You should check the times of consular reception from the web page of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs at https://vm.ee/en/country-representations/estonian-representations.

The phone number of the consular department of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs is +372 6377 440, e-mail konsul@mfa.ee

Last updated: 27.04.2020 12:14

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No, you cannot. As the emergency situation in Estonia is abolished, the usual procedure for issuing documents has been restored. For more information, please contact the Police and Border Guard Board website to apply for an Estonian passport abroad.

Last updated: 27.08.2020 12:14

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No, you cannot. As the emergency situation in Estonia is abolished, the usual procedure for issuing documents has been restored. For more information, please contact the Police and Border Guard Board website to apply for an Estonian passport abroad.

Last updated: 27.08.2020 12:14

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More information about the coronavirus and restrictions related to it is available calling 1247 (from abroad +372 600 1247).