Guidance

Estonia: notarial and documentary services

How someone in Estonia can get documents united or certified, take an oath of British citizenship and obtain informative notes.

Overview

The British consulate can provide a range of notarial and documentary services for British nationals in Estonia.

Where local notaries can provide services, the British consulate will not provide them. In many cases local notaries or lawyers can provide services more cheaply, quickly and conveniently.

You must make an appointment for each service that requires your personal attendance. Use the links after each service to make a reservation. A member of staff will contact you to confirm your appointment.

Before booking, make sure you have selected the correct service and that the document will be accepted by the relevant authority. This could be the local town hall, registry office, tax authorities, immigration office or another authority either in Estonia, the UK or a third country.

Services we provide in Estonia

Consular staff in Estonia can:

  • administer an oath, affirmation or affidavit
  • make a certified copy of a document
  • unite documents

For information about documents relating to marriage, such as a certificate of no impediment (CNI) and affirmations or affidavits of marital status, see getting married abroad.

If you can’t find the service you are looking for on this page, see other services provided by the British embassy in Estonia

What to bring to your appointment

See the individual services below for details of supporting documents to bring. Make sure you have acceptable proof of address and identity, and payment for any fees. See the full list of consular fees

Payment

We accept payment by Visa, MasterCard, or cash in the local currency on the day of the appointment.

Proof of address and identity

For all appointments for notarial services you will need to bring acceptable proof of your identity and address.

We accept passports or national identity cards as proof of identity.

We accept utility bills, bank statements, hotel bills, Estonian Police and Border Guard Board documents, and extracts from Estonian Vital Statistic Office as proof of your address.

Administer an oath, affirmation or affidavit

This service is for people who need to swear an oath, make an affirmation or make an affidavit in front of a consular officer.

The consulate will not draft documents for you. First check with the consulate what format they need and then have the document drawn up or checked by a professional.

You will be required to email an appointment request form and/or copies of the documents before a reservation can be confirmed.

What you will need to bring with you:

Book an appointment to administer an oath, affirmation or affidavit in Tallinn

Make a certified copy of a document

This service is for customers who need certified photocopies of British passports, Home Office registration/naturalisation certificates, UK educational documents (only those that have been issued in the UK by a recognised institution and are listed on the Legalisation Office website), British driving licences (both the plastic card and paper document are required) and British divorce decrees.

What you will need to bring with you:

Book an appointment to make a certified copy in Tallinn

Unite documents

This service joins documents together using ribbon and a seal and is usually only needed for legal reasons.

What you will need to bring with you:

Book an appointment to unite documents in Tallinn

Services provided elsewhere

We no longer witness life certificates for British nationals claiming a British pension abroad. Please refer to the list of people working in a recognised profession who can do this for you.

Data protection

The Foreign & Commonwealth Office holds and uses data for purposes notified to the Information Commissioner under the Data Protection Act 1998. Such personal data may be disclosed to other UK government departments and public authorities.

Disclaimer

This information is provided as a general guide and is based upon information provided to the embassy / consulate by the relevant authorities and may be subject to change at any time with little or no notice. Accordingly the FCO and the British embassy / consulate will not be liable for any inaccuracies in this information. For all notarial and legalisation services it is the responsibility of the customer to ascertain the precise requirements of the person requesting the notarial or legalisation service and to satisfy themselves that the service provided by the embassy/consulate will be accepted.

Published 5 April 2013
Last updated 29 June 2016 + show all updates
  1. Dear customers, please note that there will be a disruption to all Notarial and Marriage related services Mon 4 July - Mon 1 Aug 2016.
  2. Changes to notarial and documentary services guide for Estonia
  3. List of services updated
  4. First published.