You can renew passport online or by post if less than 5 years and 11 months have passed since the last fingerprints capture. If the fingerprints have expired, it is necessary to come to the Embassy of the Republic of Estonia in Canberra for a new fingerprint scan. ID card can always be renewed via post since it does not require fingerprints. In addition, a passport for children under age 12 can be applied by post.
NB! New documents will arrive to the Embassy of the Republic of Estonia in Canberra 6-8 weeks after the application has reached the Police and Border Guard Board in Estonia. Applying for a passport under expedited procedure is only possible in Estonia.
There are 3 ways how to renew passport and ID-card:
You need a functioning ID-card, PIN codes and ID-card reader.
If you cannot use the self-service portal, however your fingerprints have not expired, you can renew documents via post.
Fill out an application form (in English)
State fees (under 15 years of age, who have reached retirement age in Estonia, persons with moderate, serious or severe disabilities)
State fee payment:
Send the application form and proof of payment of the state fee directly to the Estonian Police and Border Guard Board:
Police and Border Guard Board
Pärnu mnt 139
Make sure that Australia Post sends mail to Estonia, otherwise use DHL.
In addition to sending the application via post, forward your digital document photo to email@example.com (on the subject line write the applicant’s full name and DOB). A digital document photo is:
You should apply at the Embassy if:
The state fee can be payed at the appointment by card (the Embassy does not accept cash). State fees in AUD change every month due to the fluctuation in currency.
New rules concerning debtors and wanted persons residing abroad
As of 1.01.2021 Estonian passports and ID-cards will not be sent abroad for collection at Estonian Embassies or Honorary Consulates, if the owner of the passport or ID-card is owing alimony (child support) or is declared as a wanted person by Estonian authorities. The documents for such persons can be collected only at the Police and Border Guard Board service centres in Estonia, i.e the person needs to come to pick them up in Estonia.