First documents you need when you arrive to Estonia are: residence permit, personal code (non EU) and residence registration (EU & non EU). Book time and we will help you through the process.
You can book consultation about how to apply for residence permit by scheduling the appointment. But you can apply for the document in 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 organizations 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.
You can book consultation about how to apply for personal ID code by scheduling the appointment.
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 and that you can use for many e-services and for online authentication. Also for free public transportation in Tallinn.