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Documents and formalities – Estonia

Updated : 08/05/2014

Reporting presence for short stays (<3 months)

Estonia

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:

  • if the applicant is younger than 6 years old
  • less than 2 years have passed since fingerprints were recorded for a passport, a residence permit or a residence permit card, or
  • if the person has been previously identified as permanently unable to give fingerprints.

A residence permit may be temporary (validity period up to 5 years) or long-term.

 

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