The possibility to extend the validity of digital ID cards and e-Residency digital ID cards for additional 2 years is no longer available as of 30 April 2019 due to the previous producer of documents terminating its operations in Estonia.
E-Residency digital ID cards that were not extended remain valid until the date of expiry indicated on the card.
Make sure, you renew your current e-Residency digital ID card a few months prior to the expiry.
You can check your e-Residency digital ID expiration date by using the latest DigiDoc4 software. Click “My eID” and check the term of expiry of certificates.
Example: A card is valid until 12 March 2020. After the extension, the card will be valid until 12 March 2022. As an exception, cards that expire on 29 February 2020 have 28 February 2022 as the new expiry date after extension.
The computer needs to be restarted after the validity extension was completed. In some cases twice. With the Windows and Mac operating systems, the old certificates need to be removed from the computer.
If you have updated the software, but digital signing fails when using e‑services, please see the following instructions: https://www.id.ee/index.php?id=36639.