international house of estonia

  • one-stop shop for information and counselling about relocating, working and living in estonia
  • international newcomers, their families and pets welcome
  • all services available in english and free of charge

The International House of Estonia is here to help: whether you have already arrived or are planning to come to Estonia, you can find a wide range of essential Information and consultation services to get you quickly acquainted with Estonia.

You can see which pathway is best for you below depending whether you are an EU or non-EU citizen – or choose the right consultation for you.

Address registration - office appointment

Every person residing in Estonia has to register their address of residence. EU citizens have to do it within 3 months after arriving in Estonia. Citizens of other nationalities have to register their address after receiving their temporary residence permit. In order to register the address of residence, the following documents are necessary: • valid ID card/passport (for EU citizens) • Estonian residence permit and valid passport (for non-EU citizens) • Estonian ID code • rental contract in your name with the rental property owners’ signed approval. This service is provided by the City of Tallinn; thus, we are currently only able to register Tallinn addresses. If you are living outside the city borders of Tallinn, please contact your local municipality.
Office appointment
30 min

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Address registration - office appointment

Office appointment
30 min

Adaptation to Estonia consultation - online appointment

Questions about how public transportation works here, what to keep in mind when looking for a place to rent, is it possible to change your drivers license, and all you are wondering about Estonia, we can help put your mind at ease. Integration Foundation specialist can help guide you in the right direction, share some insiders information about how things work in Estonia as well as perhaps giving you a tip or two that might make your life easier. Please note that this consultation does not cover any topics related to migration, e.g. residence permit. For migration related advice, please book the Residence permit consultation above.
Online appointment
45 min

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Adaptation to Estonia consultation - online appointment

Online appointment
45 min

Kindergarten and school system in Estonia consultation - online appointment

Our Integration Foundation specialist will help you sorting out some basics about moving to Estonia with kids: how the kindergarten and school system works, what kind of leisure and sport activities are for kids and different cultural adaptation programmes available for your family. Perhaps you are starting a family, the consultant can shed some light on how the parental leave works, you can get questions related to insurance conditions solved, health insurance for the family and so on. Please note that this consultation does not cover any topics related to migration, e.g. residence permit. For migration related advice, please book the Residence permit consultation above.
Online appointment
45 min

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Kindergarten and school system in Estonia consultation - online appointment

Online appointment
45 min

Personal ID code and address registration (2 in 1) - office appointment

During this appointment by the City of Tallinn we will initiate your personal ID code and your Tallinn address registration process during the same session.
Office appointment
45 min

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Personal ID code and address registration (2 in 1) - office appointment

Office appointment
45 min

Career counselling - online appointment

Career counselling, provided by the Estonian Unemployment Insurance Fund, helps you plan your career, once you have already relocated to Estonia. Counselling comprises topics related to studies, work and choosing a specialisation. We’ll help you gain knowledge about the Estonian labour market and provide you with tips on being more successful in your hunt for a job. We can review your CV and motivation letter or advise you on how to write these important documents
Online appointment
60 min

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Career counselling - online appointment

Online appointment
60 min

Residence permit consultation - office appointment

More information: Migration consultants – Police and Border Guard Board (politsei.ee) Among the documents that citizens of non-EU countries need to get first is a residence permit. Migration advisers from the Police and Border Guard Board offer counselling for the process of obtaining it, as well as extending, but please note that the actual application process has to be done directly at one of the Police and Border Guard Board offices.
Office appointment
45 min

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Residence permit consultation - office appointment

Office appointment
45 min

Personal ID code registration - office appointment

Personal ID code is one of the first things you need when settling in Estonia, regardless of your country of origin. This service is provided by the City of Tallinn. The documents you need to bring along are: • valid ID card/passport for the EU citizens • residence permit together with a valid passport for the non-EU citizens.
Office appointment
30 min

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Personal ID code registration - office appointment

Office appointment
30 min

Residence permit consultation - online appointment

More information: Migration consultants – Police and Border Guard Board (politsei.ee) Among the documents that citizens of non-EU countries need to get first is a residence permit. Migration advisers from the Police and Border Guard Board offer counselling for the process of obtaining it, as well as extending, but please note that the actual application process has to be done directly at one of the Police and Border Guard Board offices.
Online appointment
45 min

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Residence permit consultation - online appointment

Online appointment
45 min

Business counselling - office appointment

City of Tallinn Enterprise Centre provides you with essential information regarding business environment in Estonia. We can help you with: • preparation of business plans and financial projections • questions related to employment law • information about starting or relocating your company to Estonia • state business grants (startup grants provided by Enterprise Estonia and Estonian Unemployment Fund) If your questions are related to e-Residency or Startup visa, please contact them directly. NB! Business consultants cannot offer advise on tax-related or residence permit/visa questions. For tax related questions, please contact the Estonian Tax and Customs Board. For any residence permit/visa related enquiries, book a Residence Permit Consultation at the International House of Estonia. If you are not sure this is the consultation you need, contact us and we’ll gladly assist you!
Office appointment
45 min

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Business counselling - office appointment

Office appointment
45 min

Business counselling - online appointment

City of Tallinn Enterprise Centre provides you with essential information regarding business environment in Estonia. We can help you with: • preparation of business plans and financial projections • questions related to employment law • information about starting or relocating your company to Estonia • state business grants (startup grants provided by Enterprise Estonia and Estonian Unemployment Fund) If your questions are related to e-Residency or Startup visa, please contact them directly. NB! Business consultants cannot offer advise on tax-related or residence permit/visa questions. For tax related questions, please contact the Estonian Tax and Customs Board. For any residence permit/visa related enquiries, book a Residence Permit Consultation at the International House of Estonia. If you are not sure this is the consultation you need, contact us and we’ll gladly assist you!
Online appointment
45 min

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Business counselling - online appointment

Online appointment
45 min

Estonian learning opportunities consultation - online appointment

Review all the Estonian languages learning opportunities and ways to faster adapt to Estonia in this consultation provided by the Integration Foundation. From free group lessons to online individual learning environments, there are plenty of different options to acquire the Estonian language. During the consultation, the Integration Foundation specialist will provide you with different alternatives to learning the language, information about covering language learning techniques and more depending on your needs. Please note that this consultation does not cover any topics related to migration, e.g. residence permit. For migration related advice, please book the Residence permit consultation above.
Online appointment
45 min

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Estonian learning opportunities consultation - online appointment

Online appointment
45 min

Career counselling - office appointment

Career counselling, provided by the Estonian Unemployment Insurance Fund, helps you plan your career, once you have already relocated to Estonia. Counselling comprises topics related to studies, work and choosing a specialisation. We’ll help you gain knowledge about the Estonian labour market and provide you with tips on being more successful in your hunt for a job. We can review your CV and motivation letter or advise you on how to write these important documents.
Office appointment
60 min

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Career counselling - office appointment

Office appointment
60 min

Transportation card personalisation

In order for you as a resident of Tallinn to use Tallinn's public transport for free, you need to personalize your transportation card. You can buy the card in advance.
Office appointment
10 min

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Transportation card personalisation

Office appointment
10 min

Migration consultation for employers - online appointment

More information: Migration consultants – Police and Border Guard Board (politsei.ee) This consultation provided by the migration advisers from the Police and Border Guard Board will help you understand what documents are required for your (future) foreign employee and what administrative steps you have to take as an employer. This covers: • Types of visa • Residence permits • Short-term employment
Online appointment
45 min

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Migration consultation for employers - online appointment

Online appointment
45 min

International talent engagement in companies - online appointment

The consultation provides companies with an overview of the engagement of international talent and answers any questions that may arise. You are welcome to register if: • You are considering the involvement of international talent as a possible solution to meet labour needs • You want to know how to reach international talent and convince them to move to Estonia • You are looking for support on the topics of international talent and their family's relocation and settling in Estonia (process, cost estimate, good practices, etc.) •You would to know which are the best recruitment agencies on the current market to help with recruitment and/or what are the possibilities of EURES grants
Online appointment
30 min

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International talent engagement in companies - online appointment

Online appointment
30 min

International talent engagement in companies - office appointment

The consultation provides companies with an overview of the engagement of international talent and answers any questions that may arise. You are welcome to register if: • You are considering the involvement of international talent as a possible solution to meet labour needs • You want to know how to reach international talent and convince them to move to Estonia • You are looking for support on the topics of international talent and their family's relocation and settling in Estonia (process, cost estimate, good practices, etc.) •You would to know which are the best recruitment agencies on the current market to help with recruitment and/or what are the possibilities of EURES grants
Office appointment
45 min

Book an appointment

International talent engagement in companies - office appointment

Office appointment
45 min

Migration consultation for employers - office appointment

More information: Migration consultants – Police and Border Guard Board (politsei.ee) This consultation provided by the migration advisers from the Police and Border Guard Board will help you understand what documents are required for your (future) foreign employee and what administrative steps you have to take as an employer. This covers: • Types of visa • Residence permits • Short-term employment
Office appointment
45 min

Book an appointment

Migration consultation for employers - office appointment

Office appointment
45 min

Employee adaptation & language consultation - online appointment

During this consultation, provided by the Integration Foundation, you can get essential information regarding Estonian language learning possibilities and topics related to helping your employee adjust, both, current and future, to the Estonian society.
Online appointment
45 min

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Employee adaptation & language consultation - online appointment

Online appointment
45 min

visit us & get in touch

business hours

We are welcoming visitors on Tuesdays, Wednesdays and Thursdays from 9:00 until 17:00.

If you have any questions, you can reach us by phone or email Monday through Friday from 9:00-17:00.

contacts
  • Phone +372 627 9701 (IHE Business Hours Only)
  • Email:
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address
  • Valukoja 8, C wing, ground floor, Ülemiste City, 11415 Tallinn

how to get there?

Viru keskus

Viru Keskus is 4.2 km from Ülemiste City. Here are most reasonable ways for you to get there:

Take a tram

Tram line no. 4 from stop Hobujaama (direction to Ülemiste) -> Stop Ülemiste linnak -> walk about 4 min (350 m). Duration about 25 min.

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Take a bus

Bus line no. 15 from stop Viru Keskus 2 (direction to Sõjamäe) -> Stop Lõõtsa -> walk about 1 min (100 m). Duration about 25 min.

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Or bus line no. 2 from stop A. Laikmaa (direction to Mõigu) -> Stop Lennujaam -> walk about 6 min (550 m).

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Take a taxi

Taxis can be found lined-up at taxi stands (in front of larger hotels and at some key intersections) and can be ordered on the phone or via various mobile apps (see below). Prices vary.

Selective list of well-established taxi firms

Selective list of driver-requesting & taxi-ordering mobile apps

  • Taxofon (Tallink & Tulika taxis)
  • Bolt (verified private drivers)
  • Uber (verified private drivers)
bus station

Bus station is 2.3 km from Ülemiste City. Here are most reasonable ways for you to get there:

Take a tram

Tram line no. 4 from stop Bussijaam (direction to Ülemiste) -> Stop Ülemiste linnak -> walk about 4 min (350 m). Duration about 16 min.

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Take a bus

Bus line no. 15 from stop Bussijaam (direction to Sõjamäe) -> Stop Lõõtsa -> walk about 1 min (100 m). Duration about 12 min

Show route on Google maps

Take a taxi

Taxis can be found lined-up at taxi stands (in front of larger hotels and at some key intersections) and can be ordered on the phone or via various mobile apps (see below). Prices vary.

Selective list of well-established taxi firms

Selective list of driver-requesting & taxi-ordering mobile apps

  • Taxofon (Tallink & Tulika taxis)
  • Bolt (verified private drivers)
  • Uber (verified private drivers)
railway station

Balti jaam railway station is 5.8 km from Ülemiste City. Here are most reasonable ways for you to get there:

Take a tram

Tram line no. 2 from stop Balti jaam (direction to Suur-Paala) -> Stop Paberi -> change to tram no. 4 (same direction) -> stop Ülemiste linnak -> walk 4 min (350 m). Duration about 35 min.

Show route on Google maps

Take a taxi

Taxis can be found lined-up at taxi stands (in front of larger hotels and at some key intersections) and can be ordered on the phone or via various mobile apps (see below). Prices vary.

Selective list of well-established taxi firms

Selective list of driver-requesting & taxi-ordering mobile apps

  • Taxofon (Tallink & Tulika taxis)
  • Bolt (verified private drivers)
  • Uber (verified private drivers)
port

D-Terminal is 5.2 km from Ülemiste City. Here are most reasonable ways for you to get there:

Take a bus

Bus line no. 2 from stop Reisisadam D-terminal (direction to Mõigu) -> Stop Lennujaam

Show route on Google maps

Take a taxi

Taxis can be found lined-up at taxi stands (in front of larger hotels and at some key intersections) and can be ordered on the phone or via various mobile apps (see below). Prices vary.

Selective list of well-established taxi firms

Selective list of driver-requesting & taxi-ordering mobile apps

  • Taxofon (Tallink & Tulika taxis)
  • Bolt (verified private drivers)
  • Uber (verified private drivers)
airport

Airport is 750 m from Ülemiste City. Here are most reasonable ways for you to get there:

Little walk

Airport is next to Ülemiste City, so when the wather is nice, one reasonable way is to go there by walking. Duration about 9 min (750 m). Alternative is to take taxi.

Show route on Google maps

Take a taxi

Taxis can be found lined-up at taxi stands (in front of larger hotels and at some key intersections) and can be ordered on the phone or via various mobile apps (see below). Prices vary.

Selective list of well-established taxi firms

Selective list of driver-requesting & taxi-ordering mobile apps

  • Taxofon (Tallink & Tulika taxis)
  • Bolt (verified private drivers)
  • Uber (verified private drivers)