The validity of certificates is a prerequisite for the electronic use of the ID-card. You can examine the validity of your ID-card certificates at http://www.sk.ee/id-kontroll
In order to verify your ID-card certificate status you will also need a computer connected to the internet and equipped with a card reader.
- ID-cards issued before 1 January 2007 are valid for 10 years and its certificates are valid for 3 years. The certificates can be renewed free of charge upon the expiry of their validity.
- ID-cards issued since 1 January 2007 are valid for 5 years and its certificates are valid for the same period as the card itself – 5 years – and the certificates need not be renewed.
- The digi-ID-card and its certificates are valid for 3 years and renewal of the certificates is not possible.