Smart-ID is currently being used in three countries: Estonia, Latvia and Lithuania. If you live here or have business here and would like to register a Smart-ID account to get an easy access to e-services, here are your options.
Just remember: documents used for identification need to be valid.
Not a resident / no national code?
If you are not a resident of Baltic countries and do not have a local national ID-number, then:
- In Lithuania, non-residents (people without a Lithuanian national ID-number) can apply for Smart-ID Basic. They should visit a Medicinos Bankas or Šiaulių bankas office with their passport or ID-card. It is also possible that other banks may have one time special onboarding processes available – i.e. for registering Smart-ID Basic account that is meant specifically for online banking. It’s worth asking your preferred banks about this option!
- In Estonia and Latvia, Smart-ID is currently limited to people with an Estonian or Latvian national ID-numbers.
Resident /with a national code?
If you are a resident, you’ll have your residence permit card. It enables you to register your Smart-ID account just as you would if you were a citizen. Just follow the instructions meant for ID-card use! This also applies to Estonian e-residents.
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How to use the table:
V = Yes, this method is available
n/a = No, this option not available
* = Option available with some limitations
* Geographical restrictions might apply.