There are standard procedures that need to be followed in applying for Estonian Passport and Personal Identification Card (known as ID-card). In terms of passports, the procedures are somewhat different depending on weather it is your first time application or renewal of your existing passport. In both cases the application should be submitted in person to the Embassy of Estonia in Ottawa or at the premises of Honorary Consulate during the visit of the representative of the Embassy.
Starting from June 29th, 2009, all passport applicants above the age of 6 are required to give their fingerprints. Children below the age of 6 do not have to give fingerprints. This is due to the developments in passport security features (saving biometric data in a small chip that is embedded in the back cover of the Estonian passport). Additional information concerning the fingerprinting, use of fingerprints and other questions can be found on the website of the Estonian Police and Border Guard Board.
All passport applicants must appear in person to pick up their passports at the Embassy of Estonia in Ottawa or at the Estonian Honorary Consulates in Toronto, Montreal, Vancouver, Quebec and Halifax. ID-card can be picked up in person only at the Embassy of Estonia in Ottawa and Honorary Consulates in Toronto, Vancouver and Montreal. Children below the age of 15 may be represented by their parents/guardians.
Please note that it may take approximately 2 months from the date of submitting the application or rectifying the deficiencies to receive your documents in Canada.
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