Update digital ID certificates

Ensure you follow these next easy steps and update your certificates by 31 March 2018! After that time, the update can not be done remotely! Read more about it here

Before renewal

  • Upload the latest software here

  • If you have encrypted files, decrypt and save them. Instructions here

  • Take your current PIN codes, paper and pen. Write down new PIN and PUK codes.

  • Check tutorial video here


  • Close all programs and browser windows

  • Open ID card Utility and click “Renew”, follow the instructions displayed

  • Keep your card in the reader until the update has finished

  • Write down your new PIN and PUK codes

If you didn’t update your certificates in July 2017

It is essential that you update your digitial ID certificates within the specified time period. Please contact the e-Residency team on e-resident@gov.ee if you did not complete the last certificate update.

Find more information and FAQ here