The Estonian ID-card

To use the electronic functions of your ID-card, you need:

  • the ID-card – apply for one at the Citizenship and Migration Board;
  • PIN-codes – issued together with the ID-card. In case you lose your codes, contact the Citizenship and Migration Board or a bank office that provides ID-card maintenance services for new ones;
  • valid certificates;
  • a computer with an active Internet connection;
  • a smartcard reader – ask from a computer store or your local bank office;
  • ID-card software – install from
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