Birth registration

Compiling birth entry based on the relevant personal application of the child’s legal representative and medical birth certificate, paternal filiation, assigning the child a first and a surname and issuing a birth certificate. A child’s birth must be registered within one month from the birth of the child.

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1. Select the type of applying:

You can use the service if a medical birth certificate about the birth of your child exists in the population register and you are married (details about a marriage contracted abroad have been included in the population register).

In order to register the birth, fill in an application in the state portal. If you want to name your child, you may make a name query. You can enter the name that you want to give your child upon registering the birth. The result of a query is either an affirmative or reasoned negative reply by an official from the Vital Statistics Department. You shall receive the reply via the state portal.

Personal identification

You will be identified when you log in to the State Portal.

Application reception confirmation

The register will inform you of correct data input.


Upon registering a birth, an official shall enter the birth into the population register. You shall receive the birth certificate from the Tallinn Vital Statistics Department within two weeks after submitting the birth entry. The citizens of Tallinn shall receive the children’s name certificates at a ceremony in Tallinn City Hall. If you want to participate in the event, please notify the person registering the birth. Participation in the event is free of charge.

The one-time childbirth allowance of Tallinn can be applied for upon registering the birth at the Tallinn Vital Statistics Department or afterwards via the state portal or by submitting an application to the social welfare department of your city district government within six months after the child is born. To apply for the national parental benefit and childbirth allowance, please turn to: Social Insurance Board, Endla 8, phone 16106 or submit the application via the state portal.

What to do when the result is unsatisfactory:

To achieve the result follow the official's recommendations.

1. Register the birth of your child within one month after birth. Read more from our contents page.
2. Come to Pärnu mnt 67, Tallinn

Personal identification

Have an identity document with you.

What to do with the form

To register the child's birth give the official the following items:

  • the certificate from the medical institution concerning the child's birth;

  • identity documents of the parents (the passport, the ID-card);

  • the marriage certificate.


The official drafts the birth registration during the registration of the birth and the birth certificate will also be issued immediately. Single birth benefit for the child by Tallinn can be applied for when the child is registered at the Tallinn Vital Statistics Department or later on via the State Portal or to receive the benefit for the local social welfare department, the application should be submitted within six months after the child's birth. To apply for the State Birth Benefit we recommend you to contact the Tallinn Pension Department, Endla 8, phone 16106.

What to do when the result is unsatisfactory:

To achieve the result follow our recommendations.

Vital Statistics Department
Address: Pärnu mnt 67
Telephone: 6457488
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