is it time to renew your digital id?
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
Prepare in advance
Submit in advance
The steps to renewing your digital ID card
You will receive a reminder by e-mail 3 months prior to the date of your document expiry from the Estonian Police and Border Guard Board.
Apply for renewal online. The state fee to renew is the same as submitting a new application (€100-120).Apply for a renewal
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
Collect your new card before your old card expires to keep accessing Estonian e-services.
Download Smart-ID for an interim solution
Apply for e-Residency
frequently asked questions
Submit your renewal application on the Estonian Police and Border Guard Board website. Select “Expiry of document” as the application type.
While officially the renewal process can take about the same as a new application (up to 30 days), the Estonian Police and Border Guard are prioritising renewal applications and trying to process and issue them as quickly as possible. They estimate that the average processing time should only be about 10 days as long as your obligations as an e-resident entrepreneur are fulfilled. You can read more in our detailed blog article.
The application process for repeat applicants is currently the same as for first time applicants: you need to create an account, complete the entire application and re-submit all documents.
Unfortunately, the current application environment does not feature an authentication solution, but the Estonian Police and Border Guard Board is working on providing this option in the future.
No. Your e-Residency digital ID is valid for five years and is not dependent on the validity of your identification document. Your identification document needs to be valid when submitting the application and when picking up the e-Residency digital ID.
Yes. If your data such as name or citizenship changes, you will need to apply for a new e-Residency digital ID. This will require you to pay the state fee again.
If you know your name will change in the near future we would advise to wait and apply once you have received a new identification document that displays your new name.