Registration of Birth

Birth can be registered in Tallinn Pärnu mnt 67, telephone 6 457 488.

 

How soon must the birth of the child be registered?

A birth shall be registered within one month after the date of birth of the child. Births are registered at the vital statistics office of the residence of a parent.

After birth registration You will receive the birth certificate.

Childbirth allowances: Tallinn Pension Board, Pronksi 12, telephone 16106

The Tallinn city one-time childbirth allowance is assigned to a child`s parent on a condition that both of the parents are residents of Tallinn (by population register) before the child has been born and at least one of the parents has lived in Tallinn not less than a year. The allowance is assigned if the pregnancy is registered before the 12. pregnancy week. The child also has to be a resident of Tallinn (by population register) and has to live in the same address as the applicant of the allowance. The parent can submit the application during six months after the child is born. The allowance shall be paid in two parts: 50 % of the allowance is paid after the child is born and 50 % of the allowance is paid after the child is one year old and on a condition that the parents have been living constantly in Tallinn during the year (by population register). The allowance is paid in order and size which was valid at the day when the child was born.

What kind of documents are required?

1.      medical birth certificate
2.      identity documents of parents
3.      certificate of marriage

What is the charge of the birth registration?

The registration of birth is FREE OF CHARGE.

Is it possible to perform a ceremonial birth registration?

Once in a quarter there is a ceremonial birth registration in Tallinn City Hall for the citizens of Tallinn. It is for free. When interested, ask about it while registering the birth at the Tallinn Vital Statistics Department.

Registration of birth outside of the accommodations of the Tallinn Vital Statistics Department.

It is not necessary to come to the Tallinn Vital Statistics Department for birth registration. It can also be done at a place chosen by You. It can either be the hospital, Your home, or other place chosen by You. This service costs €76,69. It can be paid on Beneficiary`s account in SEB bank: 1002210129004

Filiation from man who is married to mother of child

A child who is born or conceived during the marriage of the parents shall be deemed to be descended from the man who is married to the mother of the child. (Family Law Act § 39.1)

Ascertainment of filiation from father not married to mother of child

The filiation of a child from the father who is not married to the mother of the child shall be ascertained on the basis of the joint written application of the father and mother which is submitted in person to a vital statistics office. (Family Law Act § 41.1)

If a child born or conceived during a marriage does not descend from the man who is married to the mother of the child.

If a child born or conceived during a marriage does not descend from the man who is married to the mother of the child, the man shall not be entered as the father in the birth registration of the child on the basis of a joint application of the spouses. (Family Law Act § 39.3)

The filiation of a child from the father who is not married to the mother of the child shall be ascertained on the basis of the joint written application of the father and mother which is submitted in person to a vital statistics office. (Family Law Act § 41.1)

A child who is born after a divorce or annulment of marriage

A child who is born after a divorce or annulment of marriage shall be deemed to be conceived during the marriage if not more than ten months pass from the date of divorce or annulment of marriage to the birth of the child. (Family Law Act § 39.5)

What shall be the name?

A child is given a given name by agreement of the parents. A child shall not be given a given name which is contrary to good morals or customs. A child may not have more than three given names or one hyphenated given name. (Family Law Act § 46)

A child is given the surname of the parents. If the parents have different surnames, the child is given the surname of the father or the mother by agreement of the parents. It is not allowed to give the surname composed of two surnames which have got with marriage. If both parent surnames composed of two surnames which have got with marriage then the child can get the surname of one parent with agreement of parents. (Name Law Act § 8) In the absence of an agreement, the guardianship authority shall decide which surname shall be given to the child. (Family Law Act § 47)

How to legalize a foreign medical birth certificate or foreign birth certificate?

The certificate of birth must be legalized by the respective foreign country or have the certification (apostille) affixed to it.

To get the personal identification code for the child, You must submit the birth certificate to be entered into  the population register in Tallinn, Pärnu mnt. 67, telephone 6 45 74 81, irrespective of the residence of the parents.

Last updated: 24.03.2017