An emergency situation has been declared in Estonia due to the pandemic spread of the coronavirus in the world.

From 17 March there will be a temporary restriction on entry to Estonia for foreign nationals who do not hold an Estonian residence permit or right of residence, or have family members in Estonia. Foreigners are allowed to transit Estonia on the way to their home country if they do not show symptoms of COVID-19. At the border control travel documents and medical symptoms will be checked.There are no restrictions on exiting the country.

We care about your and everyone’s health. For this reason and in order to stop the spread of the coronavirus and flu, we kindly ask you to seriously consider whether coming to the representation is essential, and refrain from doing so if you are not feeling well, suspect that you or a family member has become infected, or you or a family member has been in an area of the coronavirus epidemic in the past 14 days. Thank you for your understanding!

In addition to previous measures, restrictions on movement are in force in Estonia from 14 March in line with the emergency situation.

On 17 March 2020, applications for Schengen visas and long-stay visas to Estonia can no longer be submitted at representations and visa centres of external service providers. This also applies to Schengen visa applications that are processed by Estonia on behalf of another member state.

Further information

Estonian passports and ID cards

How to apply Estonian passport or ID-card

  • You can apply for a new ID card by POST
  • You can also apply for a new passport by POST or E-MAIL directly from the Estonian Police and Boarder Guard Board if less than 5 years have passed since taking of fingerprints and applying for the previous passport
  • Passports for children under 12 years of age can also be renewed by POST or E-MAIL as fingerprints will not taken from children under 12 years.

Your documents will then be sent to the Embassy in Berlin.

On what occasions do I have to book an appointment and come to the Embassy to apply for documents?

  • Your old passport is expired (you need to get your fingerprints taken at the Embassy).
  • You wish that someone else picks up your passport / ID card on your behalf. A written consent can only be given at the Embassy.

Estonian passport / ID-card for an adult

Estonian passport / ID card for a child

Children under 12 years do not have to come to the embassy in person, one of the parents can submit the application on behalf of the child.

When your child has reached 12 years of age he or she has to come to the embassy personally to give fingerprints for the passport.

Please book an appointment ONLINE or over the phone +49 30 2546 0611 .

When applying for the first ever Estonian passport for an adult you will need documents proving that an applicant is an Estonian citizen.

If you have acquired Estonian citizenship by birth:
  • an original of a document proving that you are an Estonian citizen;
  • an original of a document indicating that at least one of your parents is an Estonian citizen, and verification documents to prove that you are descended from a parent who is an Estonian citizen.
If you have acquired Estonian citizenship by naturalization:
  • a certificate of citizenship.
Documents referring to Estonian citizenship for the period from 1918 to 1940 can be obtained from:
  • Registers of Births, Deaths and Marriages (birth certificates, certificates of marriage and divorce, certificates on changing names, etc.);
  • the National Archives (certificates of Defence Forces, option certificates, school- leaving certificates, documents verifying the possession of real estate or working in the public service, etc.).