IMMIGRATION AND RESIDENCY IN ESTONIA
European Union citizens
EU citizens have the right to stay in Estonia on the basis of a valid travel document or identity card for the period of up to 3 months. If the person wishes to stay in Estonia longer, the temporary residence permit shall be applied.
The temporary residence is granted for a period of 5 years.
An EU citizen who has resided in Estonia permanently for 5 successive years on the basis of temporary residence shall obtain the right of permanent residence.
It should be noted that EU citizen has a right to bring their family members to Estonia to whom applies the same residence regulation as for EU citizen.
Temporary residence permit
In order to obtain the right of temporary residence an EU citizen must contact the local government authority nearest to his/her place of residence.
Upon the application for an identity card the following documents must be submitted to the Police and Boarder Guard Board:
Identity cards are issued within a period of one month from the date of submission of the application.
The right of temporary residence shall be extended automatically for a period of five years if the registered place of residence of the EU citizen is continually in Estonia and if the right of temporary residence of the EU citizen has not been expired or terminated. If the period of validity of an EU citizen's identity card has expired he/she has to apply for a new identity card.
For questions, please, contact Valters Gencs, attorney at law at firstname.lastname@example.org
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