How to renew your digital ID

You can check the validity of your digital ID card certificates by connecting your e-Residency digital ID card to the computer and running the DigiDoc software. 

Three months prior to the expiration of your current e-Residency card, the Estonian Police and Border Guard Board will send you a reminder about the expiring document. This notification will be sent to an email address, which you have submitted when you applied for e-Residency for the first time. 

It is advised to submit an application for a new document at least 2-3 months prior to the expiration of your current document. In order to maintain access to e-services, you will need to collect your new card before your current document expires.

Before applying for a new document, please make sure that your Estonian company has met all the obligations: annual reports have been submitted, corporate taxes have been declared (if your company is a tax resident in Estonia), company data in the Business Register is up to date and the company does not have any tax debts. Your application for a new document might be rejected, if any of these obligations have not been satisfied. 

The application for a new document can be submitted here; select “Expiry of document” as the application type. The state fee to renew is the same as submitting a new application. Please see here

My digital ID has expired. What do I do?

You need to apply for a new document. The application is available here; select “Expiry of document” as the application type. 

My passport expired. Do I need to apply for a new e-Residency digital ID?

No. Your e-Residency digital ID is valid for (5) years and is not dependent on the validity of your identification document. Your identification document needs to be valid when submitting the application and when picking up the e-Residency digital ID.

I changed my name. Do I need to apply for a new e-Residency digital ID?

Yes. If your name changes, you will need to apply for a new e-Residency digital ID. This will require you to pay the state fee again. If you know your name will change in the near future we would advise to wait and apply once you have received a new identification document that displays your new name.

I need help submitting the application.

Read the How to apply article. We have also answered the majority of the frequently asked questions there. 

 

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