2002

7 October 2002

Mayors of the cities of Tartu and Tallinn, Andrus Ansip and Edgar Savisaar, issue the first digital signatures.

16 February 2002

Offices of Hansabank and Ühispank start issuing ID-cards.

28 January 2002

The first ID-cards issued to citizens.

2001

December 2001

The Ministry of Internal Affairs of the Republic of Estonia entered into an agreement with AS Sertifitseerimiskeskus for purchasing of services.

Summer 2001

Political discussion about whether the ID-card should be mandatory finally reached an agreement of coalition partners to make the ID-card or the electronic identity document mandatory for residents of the Republic of Estonia.

November 2001

The Citizenship and Migration Board opened a passport portal www.pass.ee in the Internet and used it on the Citizen’s Day on 26 November 2001 for giving everyone a chance to apply for the ID-card. More than 5000 people used the possibility, exceeding the expectations of the Citizenship and Migration Board ten fold.

October 2001

AS Sertifitseerimiskeskus won the public procurement and the company was entered into the State Register of Certificates (SRC) as the first service provider on 02 November 2001.

25 September 2001

The Minister of Internal Affairs, representatives of the Look@World Foundation and leaders of Eesti Ühispank and Eesti Telefon signed a cooperation memorandum for large-scale implementation of the ID-card.

15 July 2001

The Ministry of Internal Affairs announced a public procurement for purchasing the certification service and issue of identity documents.

23 May 2001

The Ministry of Finance, the Ministry of Transport and Communications, the Ministry of Justice and the Ministry Internal Affairs signed a cooperation contract for implementation of digital signing.

12 June 2001

The Act to Amend the Identity Documents Act and the Digital Signatures Act was passed.

2000

18 December 2000

A Swiss company TRÜB AG was chosen to become the personaliser of the Estonian ID-card.

December 2000

A Swiss company TRÜB AG makes the best bid among the participants of the public procurement for finding the producer and personaliser of the identity documents. The other participants were Bundesdruckerei from Germany and Setec from Finland.

14 December 2000

The State Register of Certificates (SRC) became operational.

17 August 2000

A work group for implementation of the Digital Signatures Act and coordination of information technology solutions for electronic identity documents, prepared by the Ministry of Internal Affairs, was established with the Directive No. 249 of the Ministry of Transport and Communications.

21 September 2000

3 companies were selected during the competition to find the personaliser of the ID-card.

04 September 2000

The public procurement for finding the personaliser of the Estonian ID-card was completed. 6 companies are interested in issuing electronic identity documents.

June 2000

The Government announces the competition for finding the issuer of ID-cards.

23 May 2000

The program for implementation of identity cards was approved at a meeting of the Government of the Republic. The program was coordinated by the Ministries of Justice, Finances and Social Affairs.

The program established the following:

  • Organising a public procurement in the year 2000 for finding the producer and personaliser of identity cards;
  • Announcement of a public procurement for finding the provider of the certification service in 2000-2001;
  • Start of issuing the identity cards in December 2001.


14 March 2000

The Government of the Republic principally approved the program for implementation of identity cards as prepared by the Ministry of Internal Affairs. A task was given to the Ministry of Internal Affairs to clarify the program for implementation of identity cards and prepare the texts of tender documents for public procurements for services needed to implement electronic identity documents.

08 March 2000

The Riigikogu passed the Digital Signatures Act.

01 March 2000

The Government prepared the program for implementing the ID-card.

1999

30 November 1999

The Minister of Internal Affairs signed a directive that laid down the establishment of a work group for preparing the program for implementation of the identity card.

19 November 1999

The ID-cards of residents of Estonia will arrive in two years.

14 September 1999

The Government of the Republic of Estonia suspended financing of the ID-card program for an unspecified period of time.

25 August 1999

The Citizenship and Migration Board disclosed the winner of the public procurement for the ID-card pilot project. The winner was Küberneetika AS. The respective project with the length of six months started on 1 October 1999. Read more from here.

11 March 1999

The ID-card work group (hereinafter the ID work group) was established with the Directive No. 17 of the Estonian Informatics Centre for preparation of standards relating to the field of the ID-card and providing of expert opinions.

15 February 1999

The Act to Amend the Identity Documents Act and the Digital Signatures Act was passed.

18 January 1999

Estonia’s achievements in the area of the ID-card in 1998 were reviewed and plans were made for the future at a seminar held in the National Library.

1998

December 1998

The committee made a presentation to the Minister of Internal Affairs, giving an overview of completed works and establishing starting points for future action.

10 December 1998

The committee decided to organise a public seminar in 1999 for providing an overview of ID-card related works completed so far.

24 November 1998

The committee approved the report of the initial technological study of the ID-card, organised by Küberneetika AS.

29 September 1998

The committee approved the report of the initial ID-card study, organised by AS Aprote.

06 July 1998

Based on responses to the invitation to tender, the committee decided that: a) the initial ID-card study will be organised by AS Aprote; b) the initial technological study of the ID-card (an overview of smart card technologies, standards and profiles) will be organised by Küberneetika AS.

June 1998

The committee prepared an invitation to tender for organisation of initial ID-card related studies.

11 May 1998

“The committee for preparation of the identity card, its technical specification and its issuing process” (hereinafter referred to as the committee) was established with a directive of the Minister of Internal Affairs of the Republic of Estonia.


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