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by Zeljko Heimer, 24 August 2001
I located The revenue flag shown at http://www.customs.ee/intro/eng/insignia.html.
It is slightly different from the
Phil Nelson, 29 October 2000
Customs Flag. It is actually called Revenue Flag in Estonian
documents in English available on the Net.
"Estonian Customs Act
Article 7. Customs insignia
The Customs Board has a revenue flag, a customs badge and a customs emblem.
The Government of the Republic shall approve the description of the revenue flag, customs badge and customs emblem.
The Minister of Finance shall establish the procedure for using the
revenue flag, customs badge and customs emblem.
(13.10.99 entered into force 31.10.99 ¯ RT I 1999, 79, 731)"
Zeljko Heimer, 24 August 2001
See also: Flags from "Flaggenbuch" - Estonian Customs
by Calvin Paige Herring
On the Internet pages of the "Piirivalve", <http://www.pv.ee/> I found that
the Border Guard still uses a special flag as it did even before
WWII. You can find a good image on the page <http://www.pv.ee/ajalugu/symboolika.html>.
The present flag looks very similar to the one in the "Flaggenbuch" , i.e. a blue-black-white tricolour, with a green triangle at the hoist fimbrated yellow and with the white letters PV in the middle of the green field. The present version seems a bit darker, though, and the dots after the letters P.V. are missing.
Unfortunately the English language page lacks the explanation of the symbols. However, the Estonian text states that the width of the yellow fimbration be 0.1 units of the flag's width and that the tip of the triangle be placed in the geometrical center of the flag. I suppose the other proportions of the flag are as in the national flag, because nothing specific is said about it. As it is called the flag of the Border Guard (not just Coast Guard), it is probably used both at sea and on land even though on the photos it is seen replacing the ensign.
Marco Pribilla, 27 November 2001
by Ivan Sache, 22 Febuary 2002
The existing Citizenship and Migration Board is a result of several incorporations and reorganisations. The history of the Board goes back to the year 1918 when on November 26 the newly-born Republic of Estonia adopted two important acts: the Regulation of the Land Council on the Citizenship of the Estonian Democratic Republic and the Regulation of the Provisional Government on Travel Passports, Entering Visas in Passports and the Issue of Travel Licences. The first document can be considered as the first citizenship act and the second as a predecessor of the Aliens Act. That is why the Citizenship and Migration Board celebrates its anniversary on November 26. The Board has its own symbols - a flag, coat of arms and logo.
Dov Gutterman, 23 January 2002
The flag is square, yellow with a blue chevron and the three
blue lions with red tongue from the national coat of arms below
Ivan Sache, 22 Febuary 2002