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Refugee’s travel document

Refugee’s travel document is a document that is issued to a refugee for crossing the state border.

Refugee's travel document can be applied for can be applied for in Service Offices.

A refugee's travel document can be applied for in expedited procedure in the Service Offices.

Documents required for application:

Additional documents:

  • if you have moderate, severe or profound disability and favourable conditions of paying the state fee apply to you, please submit the document certifying the disability (for example, medial expert decision, pension certificate)
  • if you have changed your personal data (for example, name) in a foreign country and changed personal data are not entered to the Estonian population register, please submit document proving change of personal data (for example, marriage certificate)

Issuance of the refugee’s travel document
The document will be issued to the applicant personally or to an authorised representative specified by the applicant upon the application for the document at a service office through the service office or foreign mission of the Republic of Estonia indicated in an application form within 30 days after acceptance of the application for processing.

A refugee's travel document applied for in expedited procedure will be issued within 2 working days (counting starts from working day following the day of submission of the application) to an applicant in person or to an authorised representative assigned by an applicant at the time of applying for the document in Tallinn Service Offices only.

You can check the status of the application for a document here.

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