Local city and municipality governments issue certificates of vital statistics events that are drafted starting from 1 July 1926. Information and documents about vital statistics events prior to 1 July 1926 can be received from the National Archive. You should also turn to the National Archive in case information about a family record or vital statistics statement is wished to be received as a copy or notice.
The department of vital statistics of Tartu City Government issues the following certificates:
- birth certificate
- death certificate
- marriage certificate
- divorce certificate
- certificate of change of name
- confirmed extract of vital statistics
- certificate of legal capacity to contract marriage
Certificates can be ordered for yourself, your minor children and persons under your guardianship.
There is no need to submit a certificate to institutions of Estonian state and local government as they receive your information from the population register.
The certificate can be ordered on paper (issued at the office) or as a digitally signed document (sent to you via email in encrypted form).
NB! Please make sure that it is possible for you to use the digitally signed document prior to applying for it, as the PDF format of the file does not include a handwritten signature or seal of the official.
The information of vital statistics events on the issued document reflects the data at the moment of issuing (such as names).
It is possible to receive the certificate in Estonian, English, German or French. The certificate of change of name can only be received in Estonian.