An emergency situation has been declared in Estonia due to the pandemic spread of the coronavirus in the world.

From 17 March there will be a temporary restriction on entry to Estonia for foreign nationals who do not hold an Estonian residence permit or right of residence, or have family members in Estonia. Foreigners are allowed to transit Estonia on the way to their home country if they do not show symptoms of COVID-19. At the border control travel documents and medical symptoms will be checked.There are no restrictions on exiting the country.

We care about your and everyone’s health. For this reason and in order to stop the spread of the coronavirus and flu, we kindly ask you to seriously consider whether coming to the representation is essential, and refrain from doing so if you are not feeling well, suspect that you or a family member has become infected, or you or a family member has been in an area of the coronavirus epidemic in the past 14 days. Thank you for your understanding!

In addition to previous measures, restrictions on movement are in force in Estonia from 14 March in line with the emergency situation.

On 17 March 2020, applications for Schengen visas and long-stay visas to Estonia can no longer be submitted at representations and visa centres of external service providers. This also applies to Schengen visa applications that are processed by Estonia on behalf of another member state.

Further information

Estonian passports and ID cards

Did you know?

  • You can apply for a new ID card by E-MAIL or using Estonian e-services if you have updated codes and a card reader.
  • You can also apply for a new passport by E-MAIL or using Estonian e-services if less than 5 years have passed since taking of fingerprints and applying for the previous passport
  • Passports for children under 12 years of age can also be renewed by E-MAIL or using Estonian e-services as fingerprints are not taken from children under 12 years. When your child has reached 12 years of age he or she has to come to the embassy personally to give fingerprints for the passport.
  • If you wish to authorize someone else to pick up your passport / ID card on your behalf, a written consent must be submitted when applying for documents.

Your documents will then be sent to the Embassy in Lisbon. Our Honorary Consuls can also issue passports and ID cards. Your documents can be collected from our Honorary Consuls in Porto, Tavira and Funchal.

Estonian passport / ID-card for an adult

  • Standard application form
  • One digital passport photo. It is not possible to take photos at the Embassy. Please send your digital photo (JPEG, 500 kb, 650X800) to ppa@politsei.ee. Please indicate your name and date of birth in the email.
  • In case of change of name: a copy of your spouse’s passport and your original Marriage Certificate – either CIEC (International Commission on Civil Status Conventions) international certificate or a certificate in Portuguese with an apostille and translated into English or Estonian by a certified translator.
  • Payment of State Fee

 Estonian passport / ID card for a minor

  • When applying for the first time you will need to include the child’s original birth certificate – either CIEC (International Commission on Civil Status Conventions) international certificate or a certificate in Portuguese with an apostille and translated into English or Estonian by a certified translator
  • Fill in standard application form
  • Fill in first passport application form
  • One digital passport photo. It is not possible to take photos at the Embassy. Please send your digital photo (JPEG, 500 kb, 650X800) to ppa@politsei.ee. Please indicate your name and date of birth in the email
  • Copies of both parents’ passports
  • You will also need to enclose other parent’s written consent
  • Payment of State Fee

Please book an appointment over the phone (+351) 21 319 4150 or e-mail Embassy.Lisbon@mfa.ee.

State Fees

State fees can be paid at the Embassy in cash or by bank transfer to the Embassy´s account:
Embaixada da Estónia
IBAN PT50 0007 0031 0004 2210 0034 5
SWIFT BESCPTPL

Return of overpaid or incorrectly paid state fees

State fees in foreign representations:

When applying for the first ever Estonian passport for an adult you will need documents proving that the applicant is an Estonian citizen.

If you have acquired Estonian citizenship by birth, please present:

  • an original of a document proving that you are an Estonian citizen (original Estonian passport or birth certificate of relative, or an archive extract);
  • an original of a document indicating that at least one of your parents is an Estonian citizen, and verification documents to prove that you are descended from a parent who is an Estonian citizen (Birth Certificates either CIEC (International Commission on Civil Status Conventions) international or a certificates in Portuguese with an apostille and translated into English or Estonian by a certified translator).

If you have acquired Estonian citizenship by naturalization:

  • a certificate of citizenship.

Documents referring to Estonian citizenship for the period from 1918 to 1940 can be obtained from:

  • Registers of Births, Deaths and Marriages (birth certificates, certificates of marriage and divorce, certificates on changing names, etc.);
  • the National Archives