What is a registration of residence? – Registration of residence means that your residence data is entered into the Population Register.
Why do I need it? – Registering as resident of Tallinn gives you the right to use the public transport for free and secures a place in kindergarten or in school for your child.
When do I need it? – EU citizen have to register their residence within 3 months after arriving in Estonia. Citizens of other nationalities have to register after receiving their temporary residence permit and personal ID code.
This consultation is provided by the Tallinn City Government
Every person residing on the Estonian territory has to register the address of residence, EU citizen have to do so within 3 months after arriving in Estonia. Citizens of other nationalities have to register after receiving their temporary residence permit and personal ID code.
In order to register the address of residence, following documents are necessary:
• valid passport
• Estonian ID code
• housing contract on your name or house owner’s agreement
As we are able to register only Tallinn addresses, in case you are living outside of the borders of Tallinn City, please contact your local municipality.
NB! It is possible to register your residence and acquire your ID code during the same consultation, but please make sure you bring all necessary documents for both steps.
The aim of the business consultation is to provide information regarding business environment in Estonia. We can help you with following topics:
Career counselling helps you to make professional decisions and plan your career in Estonia. Counselling comprises topics related to studies, work and choosing a specialisation. We help you to gain knowledge about 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 it.
This consultation will help you to gather information regarding relocation of your (future) foreign employee to Estonia. It is possible to conduct the consultation in person at the International House of Estonia or via Skype.
Topics which could be covered:
NB! For residence or visa, permit and other documents related questions, please choose the corresponding consultation.
D-visa: Long-stay (D) visa is possible to apply for a number of reasons such as study, work or family relations. A long-stay visa may be issued for single or multiple entries into Estonia with a period of validity up to twelve months and with the period of stay up to 365 days.
Residence permit – a residence permit is a document required, allowing a foreign national to reside in Estonia for a fixed or indefinite length of time
This consultation is provided by Police and Border Guard Board.
This consultation will help you to understand what documents are needed for your (future) foreign employee and what administrative steps you shall take as employer.
Questions regarding the following documents can be touched upon:
NB! For the residence related questions or questions about everyday adaptation, language courses and family integration, please choose the corresponding consultation.
Possible to conduct consultation via Skype or in person at the International House of Estonia.
What is personal ID code? – The Estonian identification (ID) code is a unique 11-digit code that will remain the same your entire lifetime. It is a number formed on the basis of the sex and date of birth of a person which allows the specific identification of the person.
How and where can I use it? – With personal code you can apply for ID-card which will allow you to access many e-services and to do online authentication.
Who provides it? – The ID code is provided by the local government, in Tallinn it is the Tallinn Vital Statistics Office (https://www.tallinn.ee/Teenus-Personal-identification-code-formation)
Personal ID code is one the first things that one has to acquire when settling down in Estonia, regardless of the country of origin.
Documents you need to bring to IHE when applying for ID code:
EU citizens: valid ID card/passport
Non-EU citizens: valid passport, residence permit
NB! It is possible to acquire your ID code and register your residence during the same consultation, but please make sure you bring all necessary documents for both steps.
You can book consultation about how to apply for residence permit by scheduling the appointment. But you have to apply for the documents at the Police and Border Guard Board office.
What is residence permit – a residence permit is a document required, allowing a foreign national to reside in Estonia for a fixed or indefinite length of time.
Why do I need it – residence permit is a proof that you are permitted to live in Estonia and have all the rights for the government organisations or the health care services.
For how long can I have it – There are two options: temporary residence permit or long term residence permit.
When do I need to upgrade my residence permit – usually after 2 years. Submit the documents for the extension 2 months prior the expiry date of the valid residence permit.
Among documents that citizens of non-EU country need to get at first is a residence permit. We offer counselling for the process of obtaining it as well as for extending it, but you have to apply for residence permit and/or ID card at the Police and Border Guard Board office.
This consultation will help you to gather information regarding settling in of your (future) foreign employee in Estonia.
Information can be provided about following topics:
NB! For migration or everyday adaptation, language courses and family integration questions, please choose the corresponding consultation.
It is possible to conduct the consultation in person at the International House of Estonia or via Skype.
During this consultation, you can get information regarding various topics related to your settling in Estonia. Please specify the area of your interest while booking an appointment.
• General overview of the Estonian administrative system
• Language programs
• Everyday life