Updated : 01/03/2017
As an EU national moving to Estonia, you must register your car if you are the owner of the vehicle.
If you change your country of residence to Estonia, you have 5 days to re-register a vehicle previously registered in another EU country – starting from the day you start using your car in Estonia.
To re-register a vehicle previously registered in another EU country, go to the Estonian Road Administration.
If you buy a car abroad, transit registration plates issued in another EU country will be recognised in Estonia for the purposes of driving your car back to your place of residence.
You can get the transit plates from the Estonian Road Administration, for EUR 60.
As an EU national moving to Estonia, you can use your vehicle here while it is still registered in your previous home country.
You can use it for 12 months under the following conditions:
If you use your car more than 12 months in Estonia, you must register it and pay a registration fee.
To register vehicle in Estonia you must submit following documents:
If you are a student in Estonia from another EU country you:
If, as a student, you are also working in Estonia, you must register the vehicle and pay related taxes.
As EU nationals with a second home in Estonia (that you use for no more than 6 months a year), you do not need to register your vehicle here.
You are exempt from compulsory car registration if you meet the following criteria:
As an EU national, if you want to register and use your car in Estonia, you must pay the following taxes:
If you do not register your vehicle in Estonia, it is not subject to any taxes.