Employees of foreign embassies to be issued diplomatic eID card

The Ministry of Foreign Affairs on Friday acquainted heads of the representations of foreign countries and international organizations with a new diplomatic ID which will provide employees with a digital identity giving them access to Estonian e-services, spokespeople for the ministry said.

“It’s unique in the EU and hopefully will encourage other countries to make more rapid progress in e-Europe development,” said the minister.

Digital diplomatic IDs will enable both the physical and electronic identification of an individual as well as provide access to Estonian e-services. Users will receive an Estonian personal identification number that will make it easier for employees of foreign diplomatic representations to handle official business in Estonia.

New type of identity document. Probably will contain the same data as ID card, but will have a bit different look and will be issued to a specific group of people.



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