Updated : 10/03/2015
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A citizen of the European Union, a member state of the European Union Economic Area and Swiss Confederation (hereinafter an EU citizen) has a right to stay in Estonia on the basis of a valid travel document or an identity card for the period of up to three months without registration of the right of residence.
After 3 months of staying in Estonia the EU citizen and the family member need to register his/her place of residence in the Population Register of Estonia to obtain the right of residence. A notice on residence may be submitted via a Population Register employee or by using the Population Register e-services in the state portal
. The document certifying the right of residence of an EU citizen is the Estonian ID card.
When applying for a residence permit, the fingerprints of applicants over 6 years old will be recorded. To give fingerprints, the applicant has to personally come to the prefecture's customer service or to a foreign embassy of the Republic of Estonia where he will receive information about required documents as well. Fingerprints are not recorde:
A residence permit may be temporary (validity period up to 5 years) or long-term.
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