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    is it time to renew your digital id?

    Is your e-⁠Residency digital identity card expiring soon? If so, it’s time to apply for a new card so that you can still access Estonia’s e-services. Read on for a step-by-step guide how to renew your card.

    Why renew your digital ID?

    Benefits of renewing

    • Remain an e-resident and an important part of our growing digital community
    • Log into Estonian government and private e-services and digitally sign documents
    • Manage your Estonian company, submit annual reports, file taxes, and access your business bank account
    More e-Residency benefits

    Prepare in advance

    Check card validity

    The 'Date of Expiry' is indicated on your digital ID card. Check the validity of the certificates contained in the document chip using the ID software.

    Check obligations

    Make sure that your Estonian company has met all of its obligations (annual reports, declaring taxes, and providing all necessary company data).

    Submit in advance

    Submit your application at least 2-3 months prior to your current ID card expiring.

    The steps to renewing your digital ID card

    1. 1

      You will receive a reminder by email 3 months prior to the date of your document expiry from the Estonian Police and Border Guard Board.

    2. 2

      Apply online. Choose the "Renewal applicant" option. Log in with your e-resident digital ID card, Smart-ID or email. The state fee to renew is €100-120.

      Apply for a renewal
    3. 3

      Indicate in your application where you will pick up your digital ID card. Choose from over 40 pickup locations worldwide.

      Find your nearest pickup location
    4. 4

      Collect your new card before your old card expires to keep accessing Estonian e-services.

    Download Smart-ID for an interim solution

    Why Smart-ID?

    Before your e-Residency digital ID card expires, download and set up the Smart-ID app. Smart-ID allows you to continue using Estonian e-services, including logging into the e-Business Register and submitting annual reports. You can also use it to renew your digital ID card. Note that this service is external to e-Residency, so direct any queries to Smart-ID.
    Learn more about Smart-ID

    Renew your e-⁠Residency

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