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Digi-ID
04/19/2019

Digital certificate of identity or digi-ID is a digital document that enables to identify one’s person in electronic environment and to put the digital signature.



Digi-ID can be applied for, if you are

  • the Estonian citizen who holds valid ID-card or if you are applying for the digi-ID together with the ID-card;
  • an alien who holds valid residence permit card / ID-card or if you are applying the digi-ID together with the residence permit card.


As of the 1st of May 2018, the period of validity of newly issued digital ID cards is five years. From the 1st of November 2018 it is also possible to extend the validity of the digital ID cards issued before the 1st of May 2018 by two years. Please find more information here.

An application for a digi-ID for a minor of less than 15 years of age is submitted by the legal representative of the minor (a parent, guardian, authorised representative of a guardianship authority).
Digi-ID can be applied for in Service Offices and the foreign representation of the Republic of Estonia or by e-mail.

Documents required for applying:


Additional documents, if you apply for digi-ID for a child of less than 15 years:

  • please submit the identity document of a legal representative.
  • if application is submitted by a guardian designated by the court or authorised representative of the guardianship authority and right of representation is not entered to the Estonian population register, please submit a document proving right of representation;


Issuance of the digi-ID
Digi-ID is issued after the application was received for processing to an applicant, or to the authorised representative assigned by the applicant at the time of applying for the document:

  • in the Service Office, if possible done while the applicant is waiting
  • in the foreign representation of the Republic of Estonia (delivery to a foreign representation may take more time than 30 days)
  • to a minor of at least 15 years of age, the Digi-ID shall be issued personally or to the authorised representative assigned by the applicant at the time of applying for the document.

 

On receipt of a document:

  • please provide a previously issued valid document of the same type


An authorised representative:

  • provides his or her valid identity document issued in Estonia
  • provides a valid document of the same type, issued to the applicant, if such document exists



Conditions for use of the certificates.