Personal identification code formation

Due to the risk of the spread of the coronavirus (COVID-19), electronic communication must be used instead of direct contact in population register proceedings.

Due to the restrictions of keeping the distance, the possibilities for filling the applications in the Tallinn registry offices are limited, please come with a pre-filled application, the forms can be found on this site.

OBLIGATION TO WEAR MASKS AND KEEP DISTANCE (2 + 2 rule) in the premises of the Tallinn registry offices!
NB! The departement has the right not to allow people with obvious signs of illness into the building.

A foreign citizen who requires a personal identification code in order to have his details entered into other databases.

An application may be filed either by an EU citizen, a third-country national or an undetermined citizen of another country. The need to apply for a personal identification code in this way is a person who does not permanently reside in Estonia, but who works in Estonia or works for an Estonian employer elsewhere, which results in the employer being required to register the employee at the Tax and Customs Board and the employee has the right to insurance cover at the Estonian Health Insurance Fund. Most of the databases in use in Estonia, including the health insurance database, are structured in such a way that the identification of the person is based on the personal identification code.

A child of an Estonian citizen born abroad shall be given a personal identification code under the birth certificate of a foreign country. Please use our service.


  • Where to start

    1. Please review the application form and, if possible, print it out (in doble sided form) and fill it in block capitals.
    2. Come personally to a nearest service provider office.

    Personal identification

    Have an identity document with you.

    What to do with the form

    Give your request and the documentation to our official.

    For contact information, choose institution from the list:


    We will review the documents you submit and make a copy of them. We then transfer the documents submitted to the register and, on these basis, we will create a personal identification code and issue an extract thereon within a reasonable time. The maximum processing time is 1 month from the date of receipt of the application.

    What to do when the result is unsatisfactory:

    To achieve the desired result follow our instructions.

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