Digital identity card or Digi-ID is a ID-card like smart card, that you can use for authentication of the holder and giving digital signatures in digital environment. Encryption functionality is supported as well.
You can apply for Digi-ID in the service offices of the Police and Border Guard Board of the Republic of Estonia and it will be issued to you on the spot in the service office while you wait.
You can apply for digi-ID if you are:
- a citizen of the Republic of Estonia who has a valid ID-card, or if you apply for Digi-ID along with the ID-card.
- a non-citizen of the Republic of Estonia with a valid residence card/ID-card, or if you apply for Digi-ID along with the residence card.
How to apply Digi-ID?
The simplest way to get a Digi-ID is to apply e-Residency online.
e-Residency offers to every world citizen a government-issued digital identity and the opportunity to run a trusted company online, unleashing the world’s entrepreneurial potential.
You can simply apply for e-Residency within 10 minutes by following steps:
|Step 1||Submit your personal information and the application fee is about 100 euros now.|
|Step 2||Waiting for application approval. Normally it takes about one month.|
|Step 3||Get e-Residency ID card(a Digi-ID) at Estonian embassies around the world.|
Already have Digi-ID or e-Resident ID card?
|Step 1||Connect smart card reader.|
|Step 2||Insert your Digi-ID or e-Resident ID card.|
|Step 3||Go back to login page and click “Login with Digi-ID” button.|