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Cover of an Estonian biometric passport

An Estonian Passport is an identity document as well as a travel document of an Estonian citizen issued by the Citizenship and Migration Board of the Ministry of Internal Affairs in Estonia and by Estonian foreign representations abroad.

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Physical Appearance

In conformity with the standard European Union design, Estonian passports are burgundy, with the Estonian Coat of arms emblazoned in the centre of the front cover. The words "EUROOPA LIIT" (English: European Union) and "EESTI" (English: Estonia) are inscribed above the coat of arms and the word "PASS" (English: Passport) is inscribed below the coat of arms. Estonian passports have the standard biometric symbol at the bottom.

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Identity Information Page

Information page of Estonian passports issued since 15 July 2005

The Estonia Passport includes the following data:

  • Photo of passport holder
  • Type (P for ordinary passports)
  • Code of Issuing State (EST)
  • Passport No.
  • 1 Surname
  • 2 Given Names
  • 3 Nationality
  • 4 Date of Birth
  • 5 Personal No.
  • 6 Sex
  • 7 Place of Birth
  • 8 Date of Issue
  • 9 Authority
  • 10 Date of Expiry
  • 11 Holder's Signature

The information page ends with the Machine Readable Zone.

Passport Note

The passports issued between February 2002 and May 2007 contain a note from the issuing state that is addressed to the authorities of all other states, identifying the bearer as a citizen of that state and requesting that he or she be allowed to pass and be treated according to international norms. The note inside Estonian passports states:

The holder of this passport is under the protection of the Republic of Estonia. The Government of the Republic of Estonia hereby requests all civil and military authorities to permit the holder of this passport to pass freely without let or hindrance and in case of need to give all lawful aid and protection.

Languages

The data page/information page is printed in Estonian, English and French.

Passport types

Cover of an Estonian biometric diplomatic passport

For Estonian citizens, apart from ordinary passports, diplomatic and service passports are also issued for those who qualify for possession of such documents.

Biometric passports

Gemalto won the contract to supply biometric passports for the Citizenship and Migration Board, delivering the first new passports in early 2007. [1]

Possession of a biometric passport is a pre-requisite for Estonians who want to qualify for the Visa Waiver Program for travel to the United States by registering via the Electronic System for Travel Authorization.

Starting from June 2009, all applicants for an Estonian passport are required to provide their fingerprints to be stored on the biometric chip in their passports. [2]

Visa-free and visa on arrival (VOA) travel

Visa free or visa on arrival

The following countries and territories grant visa-free or visa-on-arrival facilities to holders of ordinary Estonian passports :

Europe

Countries and Territories Conditions of access
 European Union unlimited [3][4]
 Albania 90 days [5]
 Andorra 90 days [6]
 Bosnia and Herzegovina 90 days [7]
 Croatia 90 days [8][9]
 Iceland 90 days [10]
 Kosovo 90 days [11]
 Liechtenstein 90 days [12]
 Macedonia 90 days [13]
 Moldova 90 days [14]
 Monaco 90 days [15]
 Montenegro 90 days [16]
 Norway 90 days [17]
 San Marino 90 days [18]
 Serbia 90 days [19]
 Switzerland 90 days [20]
 Ukraine 90 days [21]
 Vatican City 90 days [22]

Africa

Countries and Territories Conditions of access
 Botswana 90 days
 Mauritius 6 months [23][24]
 Morocco 3 months [25][26]
 Seychelles 1 month [27]
 Swaziland 1 month [28]

Americas

Countries and Territories Conditions of access
 Anguilla 3 months [29]
 Antigua and Barbuda 1 month [30][31]
 Argentina 3 months [32]
 Bahamas 3 months [33]
 Barbados 28 days [34]
 Belize 1 month [35]
 Bolivia 30 days [36][37]
 Canada 6 months [38]
 Chile 90 days [39]
 Colombia 90 days [40]
 Costa Rica 90 days [41]
 Dominica 21 days [42]
 Ecuador 90 days [43][44]
 El Salvador 3 months [45]
 Grenada 3 months [46][47]
 Guatemala 90 days [48]
 Haiti 3 months [49]
 Honduras 3 months [50]
 Mexico 90 days [51][52]
 Nicaragua 90 days [53]
 Panama 90 days [54]
 Paraguay 90 days [55]
 Peru 90 days [56]
 Saint Kitts and Nevis 14 days [57][58]
 Saint Lucia 28 days [59]
 Saint Vincent and the Grenadines 1 month [60]
 Trinidad and Tobago 1 month [61]
 United States 90 days, see Visa Waiver Program
 Uruguay 3 months [62][63]
 Venezuela 3 months [64][65]

Asia

Countries and Territories Conditions of access
 Brunei 30 days [66]
 Republic of China (Taiwan) 30 days [67]
 Georgia 360 days [68]
 Hong Kong 90 days [69]
 Israel 3 months [70]
 Japan 90 days [71]
 Macau 90 days [72]
 Malaysia 3 months [73]
 Maldives 30 days [74]
 Philippines 21 days
 Singapore 30 days [75]
 South Korea 90 days [76]
 Sri Lanka 30 days [77]
 Turkey 90 days [78]

Oceania

Countries and Territories Conditions of access
 Australia 90 days (eVisitor required) [79]
 Fiji 4 months [80]
 Kiribati 28 days [81]
 Marshall Islands 30 days [82]
 Micronesia 30 days [83][84]
 New Zealand 3 months [85]
 Palau 30 days [86][87]
 Samoa 60 days [88]
 Tonga 31 days [89]
 Tuvalu 1 month [90]
 Vanuatu 30 days [91][92]

See also

References & Notes

  1. ^ Estonian ePassport solution [1]
  2. ^ Fingerprints in travel documents [2]

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