In Estonia, the national means of identification are ID-card, mobile-ID, digital ID, e-Resident’s digital ID, diplomatic ID and residence permit card. Here you will find answers to the most frequent questions about digital documents (please note that all valid options for ID-card also apply for digital ID, e-Resident’s digital ID, etc.) – for example, about changing your ID-card.
You wish for a new ID-card
The ID-card is a mandatory identity document for all Estonian citizens. You can request one from the Estonian Police and Border Guard Board.
If you have lost your PIN code and PUK code, you can request a new code envelope without replacing the ID-card.
You wish to obtain a digital ID card
A digital identity card, i.e. digital ID, is a digital document that can be used to identify yourself and sign digitally in an electronic environment, just like an ID-card.