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:
During this consultation, provided by the Integration Foundation, you can get essential information regarding Estonian language learning possibilities and topics related to adjusting your employee, both, current and future, to the Estonian society.
You can book a consultation about HOW TO APPLY for a residence permit by scheduling an appointment. You will have to apply for the actual 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 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.
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 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:
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 in Estonia has to register their address of residence. EU citizen 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, following documents are necessary:
This service is provided by the City of Tallinn, thus we are currently only able to register Tallinn addresses. In case if you are living outside the city borders of Tallinn, please contact your local municipality.
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.
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.
City of Tallinn Enterprise Centre provides you with essential information regarding business environment in Estonia. We can help you with:
During this consultation, provided by the Integration Foundation, you can get essential information regarding Estonian language learning possibilities and topics related to your adjusting to the Estonian society.
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.