A code envelope with the PIN's necessary for the electronic use of the ID-card will be issued to you along with the ID-card.

You will find 3 codes in the code envelope: PIN1, PIN2 and PUK

  • PIN1 is meant for personal identification. The PIN1 will be requested by websites that can be entered via ID-card.
  • PIN2 is meant for digital signing. By entering the PIN2, you give a digital signature that is considered equal to a hand-written signature pursuant to legislation. Use the PIN2 carefully and responsibly just as you would treat a hand-written signature.
  • The PUK is meant for unlocking locked PIN's. If you enter the incorrect PIN1 or PIN2 three times, it will be locked. You can unlock the PIN's in the ID-card administration tool with the PUK.

Important information concerning the PIN's:

  • The PIN's do not expire, but you can change them as often as you like.
  • Change your PIN1, PIN2 and PUKs immediately after you have received the ID-card. Do not use the same code for the sake of better memorisation! You can change the PIN's in the DigiDoc4 Client.
  • Keep your PIN's secret.
  • Never carry your PIN's with your ID-card.

If a malicious person gains access to your PIN's and ID-card, he or she will be able to impersonate you in the internet and give a legally binding digital signature on your behalf!

If you have lost or forgotten the PIN's:

In the event that you have lost or forgotten your ID-card/digi-ID PINs, you will be able receive a new code envelope from a service point of Police and Border Guard Board or Estonian foreign representations.

Ordering new PIN codes will cost 5€ at a service office and 20€ at a foreign representation.


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