Introduction

An ID-card is a compulsory identity document issued by the Police and Border Guard Board to all Estonian citizens and the citizens of the European Union permanently residing in Estonia. But did you know that you can order a digital ID and use it together with your regular ID-card? Or that all ID-card user instructions are also suitable for the electronic use of the residence permit card, e-Resident’s digital ID, diplomatic card, etc.?

You can check the validity of your ID-card, digital ID, residence card, passport etc. on the website of the Police and Border Guard Board.

  • Where can you travel with an ID-card?

    Estonian citizens can use their ID-card to enter other European Union (EU) and European Economic Area (EEA) member states without a passport.

  • Where can I use ID-card as a travelling document?

    Since 1. May 2004, when Estonia became a member of the European Union, ID-card as a primary identification document in Estonian Republic is also an acceptable identification document inside European Union. The latest travel information is always…

  • @eesti.ee e-mail address

    Every ID-card user has a personal e-mail address, issued by the Republic of Estonia. This address is meant as an official channel of communication between the state and the person, whereas the state can use…

  • My ID-card activities

    The ‘My ID-card Activities’ web service allows you to examine the authentications and digital signatures given with your ID-card, digital ID and mobile-ID. You will have to log in to use the service. Enter the…

  • How to check that your ID-card reader is working?

    In order to check if your card reader is operational, insert your ID-card into the card reader, connect it to the computer and open up the DigiDoc4 client.

  • ID-card and its uses

    ID-cards are identity documents that are mandatory for Estonian citizens and citizens of the European Union who are permanently residing in Estonia.

  • ID-card as a client card

    There are so many client cards and loyalty programmes this day and age that fitting all the cards in your wallet can be difficult. Using the ID-card as the client card is therefore a convenient…

  • ID-card as an identity document

    ID-cards are identity documents that are mandatory for Estonian citizens and citizens of the European Union who are permanently residing in Estonia.