Enquiry Forms

Buildings and Properties

This form allows to submit a query to the National Archives regarding property rights of buildings and owning a property. But as well about owning shares of industrial enterprises, ships and securities until 1940.

NB! Query must contain detailed data about the object (recent number of property, location, owner).

Old plans (until 1940) can be found about city buildings, but less about farm buildings. More information can be found in virtual reading room VAU under the section Real estates and buildings.

Archival notice for attestation of rights and transactions must be paid for by the request bearer in accordance with the Law on State Fee (§ 346), the state fee in this case is 15 euros. A state fee payment notice will be sent to you after review of your enquiry. You will receive an answer within 30 days after receipt of payment.

NB! Please make certain that the necessary software has been installed to your computer which enables to open digitally signed documents.

The fee of the query done for personal research reasons is 15 euros. The archives cannot undertake any comprehensive research.
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Working

This form allows to submit a query to the National Archives regarding attestation of one's length of service required for pension eligibility.

The query can be answered if documents of  personnel of the certain institution or enterprise have been given to the Archives. 

NB! We recommend contacting the Pension Department first in order to be sure what kind of archival notice is required. The Pension Department has an obligation to make the query for archival notice in case of incomplete or lost documents.

Archival notice for attestation of rights and transactions must be paid for by the request bearer in accordance with the Law on State Fee (§ 346), the state fee in this case is 15 euros. A state fee payment notice will be sent to you after review of your enquiry. You will receive an answer within 30 days after receipt of payment.

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Genealogical Research

This form allows to submit an enquiry to the National Archives of Estonia regarding family events like birth, death, marriage etc. (mainly about data until 1940). The archives hold church registers, parish member lists and soul revision lists, as well as many personal documents. When making an enquiry, it should be marked where did these persons live, which congregation did they belong to etc. NB! The archives cannot undertake any comprehensive research.

To collect the data concerning the period of Soviet Union, the information search should start from local government's vital statistics office. Query about the inhabitants of Tallinn should be done in Tallinn City Archives. It is possible to do family research on your own on the Internet using the Saaga portal and the virtual reading room VAU.

NB! If you need the data to apply for Estonian citizenship, please use enquiry form Citizenship

The fee of the query done for personal research reasons is 15 euros.

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Citizenship

This form allows to submit a query to the National Archives regarding the citizenship of the Estonian Republic in 1918—1940.

NB! In the query it should be presented the most accurate data of the person and an address or place of work and occupation during those years.

NB! Please make certain that the necessary software has been installed to your computer which enables to open digitally signed documents.

Archival notice for attestation of rights and transactions must be paid for by the request bearer in accordance with the Law on State Fee (§ 346), the state fee in this case is 15 euros. A state fee payment notice will be sent to you after review of your enquiry. You will receive an answer within 30 days after receipt of payment.

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Succession Procedure

This form allows to submit an enquiry to the National Archives of Estonia regarding succession procedure.

NB! Please make certain that the necessary software has been installed to your computer which enables to open digitally signed documents.

Archival notice for attestation of rights and transactions must be paid for by the request bearer in accordance with the Law on State Fee (§ 346), the state fee in this case is 15 euros. A state fee payment notice will be sent to you after review of your enquiry. You will receive an answer within 30 days after receipt of payment.

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Other Personal Information

This form allows to submit an enquiry to the National Archives of Estonia regarding personal information like exact time of birth, political repressions during the period of German occupation and/or the Soviet Union and military service in the Estonian War of Independence, in the Estonian Defence Forces (until 1940), in the German army during the World War II in 1941—1945 and in the Soviet army (until 1991).

NB! If you are interested in genealogical research, please use the form "Genealogical research"!

The fee of the query done for personal research reasons is 15 euros. The archives cannot undertake any comprehensive research.

NB! Please make certain that the necessary software has been installed to your computer which enables to open digitally signed documents.

Archival notice for attestation of rights and transactions must be paid for by the request bearer in accordance with the Law on State Fee (§ 346), the state fee in this case is 15 euros. A state fee payment notice will be sent to you after review of your enquiry. You will receive an answer within 30 days after receipt of payment.

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Film and Photo

This form allows to submit a query to film and video collections of the Film Archives

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Other

Archival notice for attestation of rights and transactions must be paid for by the request bearer in accordance with the Law on State Fee (§ 346), the state fee in this case is 15 euros. A state fee payment notice will be sent to you after review of your enquiry. You will receive an answer within 30 days after receipt of payment.

The fee of the query done for personal research reasons is 15 euros. The archives cannot undertake any comprehensive research.

NB! Please make certain that the necessary software has been installed to your computer which enables to open digitally signed documents.

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