Passport Services

U.S. citizens residing or traveling abroad who require issuance of a U.S. passport are issued the latest, state-of-the-art passport incorporating a photo-digitized image and other enhanced security features. U.S. embassies and consulates achieve this goal by transferring the passport issuance function to a domestic U.S. passport facility. The Department of State is committed to ensuring that U.S. citizens receive their documents in a timely manner; however, the citizens are encouraged to apply early for renewal of expiring passports.

U.S. embassies and consulates prepare and issue passports on the site in emergency cases. Such passports are limited in validity and cannot be extended. Emergency passport holders are required to exchange their limited validity passports for a full-validity photo-digitized passport upon completion of their emergency travel. Passports can be exchanged either through passport facilities in the United States or U.S. embassies and consulates abroad.

Click on this link for U.S. Department of State information about passports and passport renewals.

LIST OF DOCUMENTS REQUIRED TO APPLY FOR A U.S. PASSPORT

All passport applicants are required to submit their passport application form in person along with other documents (see details below).

Please contact the Consular Section to schedule an appointment for submitting your application.

Passport fees per person:

RENEWING A PASSPORT

  • For adults (if you completed the form DS-82) – $110
  • For adults (if you completed the form DS-11) – $145
  • For children under 16 – $115

FIRST TIME APPLICANTS 

  • For adults – $145
  • For children under 16 – $115

REPLACING A LOST OR STOLEN PASSPORT

  • For adults – $145
  • For children under 16 – $115

The fee can be paid in U.S. dollars or euros; in cash or by credit card.

To apply for your first U.S. passport, you will need:

  • A completed passport application Form DS-11.
  • An original U.S. birth certificate, Consular Report of Birth Abroad or Naturalization Certificate.
  • A photocopy of original U.S. birth certificate, Consular Report of Birth Abroad or Naturalization Certificate.
  • Photo identification (driver’s license, ID card, etc.).
  • One photograph. The image must be sharp and correctly exposed. Click for photo requirements.
  • If the applicant is a child under sixteen years of age, both parents, in person, must confirm their consent for issuing a passport to their child. If a parent cannot be physically present at the time the passport application is submitted, a signed Statement of Consent of Issuance of Passport to Child under Age Sixteen Form DS-3053 must be added to the application. The statement giving the non-appearing parent’s unconditional consent to the issuance of the passport has to be in English and must be notarized.

Valid passports cannot be amended. Customers requesting name changes, extension of validity for limited passports, or correction of a printing error need to apply for passport replacement.

If the change is within one year after issuance date of your current passport, you need to submit:

  • U.S. Passport Re-Application Form DS-5504.
  • Passport that needs the change.
  • The required change supporting documentation.
  • One photograph. The image must be sharp and correctly exposed. Click for photo requirements.

Passport fees – no fee applies for this service.

If the change is required more than one year after issuance date of your current passport, you need to follow instruction for passport renewals described previously.

Please report that your passport is stolen to the nearest police station or submit application online at https://www.politsei.ee/en/nouanded/kannatanule/esita-avaldus.dot.

Please contact the Consular Section of the U.S. Embassy in Tallinn to report that your passport is lost or stolen.

To apply for a replacement of a lost or stolen passport, you will need:

  • A completed passport application Form DS-11 and Form DS-64.
  • A report from Estonian police with details about the passport theft or loss.
  • Proof of your U.S. citizenship (U.S. birth certificate, previous passports or naturalization certificate).
  • Photo identification (ID cards, driver’s license, etc.).
  • One photograph. The image must be sharp and correctly exposed. Click for photo requirements.
  • If the applicant is a child under sixteen years of age, both parents, in person, must confirm their consent for issuing a passport to their child. If a parent cannot be physically present at the time the passport application is submitted, a signed Statement of Consent of Issuance of Passport to Child under Age Sixteen Form DS-3053 must be added to the application. The statement giving the non-appearing parent’s unconditional consent to the issuance of the passport has to be in English and must be notarized.

Passport applicants are strongly encouraged to make an appointment with the Consular Section. This page provides information only for U.S. citizens renewing a 5-year passport.

The applicant should complete Form DS-11, which can be downloaded, or which can be completed on-site at the U.S. Embassy’s Consular Section. The fee for applicants under 16 is $105 for a 5-year passport. The fee for those 16 and over getting their first 10-year adult passport is $135. These fees will be payable at the time you visit the Consular Section, which can be paid in cash U.S. dollars, the cash equivalent in Euro, or with certain credit cards.

The applicant should present the following items:

  1. Completed Form DS-11. Please do not sign this form until instructed to do so by the Consul.
  2. One passport photo (no more than 6 months old), 2 inches (5 cm) square with a white background.
  3. Most recent U.S. passport.
  4. If the applicant’s appearance has changed since the last passport was issued, some other form of photo ID, such as a recently-issued school ID or Estonian passport. If no such photo ID is available, please bring a series of family photographs (e.g., for a 6-year old applicant who last passport was issued at age 1, please bring a series of family photos taken at ages 1, 2, 3, 4 and 5).

If the applicant is under age 16, the following items must also be presented in addition to those listed above:

  1. Certified copy of their primary citizenship evidence or original document.
  2. Photo ID (e.g., passport, driver’s license, Estonian ID card) for both parents.
  3. If one parent cannot be present, signed & notarized Form DS-3053 accompanied by photocopy of absent parent’s photo ID with signature. If one parent has sole legal custody, or the absent parent is not available due to death, disappearance, etc., please contact the Consular Section to address the matter with the Consul.

Applicants under age 16 receive a 5-year passport. Applicants age 16 or older receive a 10-year passport. Once the application is complete and approved by the Consul, the passport will be ready for pick-up in approximately 7 – 10 days.

More information on U.S. passports is available on the main travel website of the U.S. Department of State.

Form DS-5504 can also be used to issue a new passport free of charge in order to correct an error in your passport (such as a spelling error), or to change your name due to marriage or legal name change, but ONLY if the passport to be changed was issued less than one year ago. After one year, you must renew your passport in order to make such changes (subject to the applicable charge for passport renewals). You must provide proof to substantiate the change (e.g., for a name change, your marriage certificate, divorce decree or court order providing for change of name).