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 abroad more than 183 days a year you have the obligation to update your place of residence with your address in Australia. In order to do so, please fill out the application form and send it digitally signed or scanned by email to canberra@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 Australia temporarily for the purpose of study.

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

  • If you gave birth, got married, divorced or changed your name, you need to provide our Embassy with this information. An original document (e.g. birth certificate) should be sent to our Embassy (12 Darwin Avenue, Yarralumla, ACT 2600, Australia) 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 order to get married in Australia please check with the authority where you are planning to get married (register office, church) which documents are required. You might be asked 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 Denmark 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 (32 AUD, will be changed every month due to the exchange rate) 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 Australia 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.

Change of Name

You can apply for a new passport/ID-card with your new surname by submitting your marriage certificate.

Through marriage in the Australia you have the right to keep your old surname or take your spouse’s surname within 1 year after the marriage. You can apply for a new passport/ID-card with your spouse’s surname by submitting your marriage certificate and copy of your spouse’s passport/ID-card.

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

Family Records Certificate

A Family Records Certificate (about a birth, death, marriage, divorce or change of name) can be issued to the person him/herself or to one’s guardian. Estonian citizens who have registered their place of residency to Denmark can apply for the required certificate from the Embassy by post. In order to do so please fill out the following application form and send it to us together with a copy of your passport or ID-card and a copy of state fee (32 AUD, will be changed every month due to the exchange rate) transaction statement.