EU citizens

EU citizens are free to enter Estonia and can work here without work permits. The same applies to the nationals of Iceland, Norway, Liechtenstein and Switzerland. The only requirement is that if EU citizens stay in Estonia for longer than 3 months, they should register their residence at the local government authority within 3 months.

The registration of the place of residence gives the right to temporary residence for 5 years.

The family members of an EU citizen, who come from a third country,  will have the right of temporary residence if the EU citizen is employed in Estonia or has sufficient legal income to ensure the subsistence of him/herself and the family. The third country family members of an EU citizen are required to follow the visa requirements for entering Estonia that have been described in the section for Citizens of third countries. Short term stay. After the arrival to Estonia, the family members of an EU citizen can apply here for  the right of temporary residence.

Within a month after the place of residence has been registered and the right to temporary residence has been obtained, an EU citizen must apply for an ID number and an Estonian ID card at the Police and Border Guard Board. The ID number enables you to obtain health insurance through the Estonian Health Insurance Fund when employed by an Estonian organisation. The ID card can be used as identification and for giving digital signatures, and it carries the data concerning the right of residence. ID cards can be used for a wide range of electronic services.

Police and Border Guard Board. Right of Residence of family members of EU citizens

Police and Border Guard Board. ID card

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Estonian Ministry of Foreign Affairs. Foreign representations in Estonia

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