Personal Details Updates and Family Records Certificates

Personal Details Updates

Every Estonian national has the obligation to update his/her data in the Estonian Population Register. If you live in Portugal more than 183 days a year you have the obligation to update your place of residence with your address in Portugal. In order to do so, please fill out the application form and send it digitally signed or scanned by email to Embassy.Lisbon@mfa.ee or by post. It is also possible to update your address online in case you have a valid ID-card, pin-codes and ID-card reader.

You are not obligated to change your address only in case you are staying in Portugal temporarily for the purpose of study.

Did you give birth, got married, divorced or changed your name in Portugal?

If you gave birth, got married, divorced or changed your name in Portugal, you need to provide our Embassy with this information. An original document (e.g. birth certificate) should be sent to our Embassy (Rua FIlipe Folque, nº 10J-2Esq, 1050-1130 Lisboa) together with a copy of your passport or ID-card (and a copy of your spouse’s passport in case of marriage). The original document will be returned to you within a couple of weeks after your data in the Estonian Population Register has been updated.

Marriage in Portugal

In order to get married in Portugal please check with the authority where you are planning to get married (Registo Civil, church) which documents are required. You might be asked to present a Birth Certificate (CIEC) to prove that there are no obstacles by Estonian law for you to get married. The document is called a Certificate of No Impediment. Estonian citizens who have registered their place of residency to Portugal can apply for the certificate from the Embassy by post. Please fill out the following application form and send it to us together with a copy of your and your future spouse’s passport or ID-card and copy of state fee transaction statement. According to the Estonian regulations the certificate will expire if the marriage is not contracted within six months after the certificate has been issued. In case you are required to submit your Estonian birth certificate and divorce certificate you can apply for these documents in English from the Embassy by post.

After getting married in Portugal you need to send your original marriage certificate together with your and your spouse’s passport copy to our Embassy, so that we can update your marital status in the Estonian Population Register. The marriage certificate should be either CIEC (International Commission on Civil Status Conventions) international or a certificate in Portuguese with an apostille and translated into English or Estonian by a certified translator).

Change of Name

You can apply for a new passport/ID-card with your new surname by submitting your marriage certificate either CIEC (International Commission on Civil Status Conventions) international or a certificate in Portuguese with an apostille and translated into English or Estonian by a certified translator).

An Estonian citizen can also apply for a change of name in Estonia at the Vital Statistics Office in Tallinn.

Certificates

A Family Records Certificate (about a birth, death, marriage, divorce or change of name) and Application for Issue of Extract of Place of Residence Data/Extract from Population Register can be issued to the person him/herself or to one’s guardian. Estonian citizens who have registered their place of residency to Portugal can apply for the required certificate from the Embassy by post. In order to do so please fill out the application form and send it to us together with a copy of your passport or ID-card and a copy of the state fee transaction statement.

The Consul can issue:

  • certificates concerning the circumstances known (beyond doubt) to him/her and usually the basis for such a certificate is an official document from the Estonian authorities (marriage capacity, existence of a driving license, existence or absence of real estate in Estonia, lack of citizenship, etc.).
  • certificates of marital capacity
  • certificates based on the Punishment Register extracts. The extract is issued in Estonian. The Consul can issue a certificate in Portuguese based on the extract.

Please make an appointment online, by 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
Ordering a document   20€
Certificate issued by the Consul  30€