RESIDENCE PERMIT IN ESTONIA
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A residence permit in Estonia is the document, issued to a citizen of a non-EU country, which gives the foreigner an opportunity to live and work in Estonia and Schengen area countries, during the entire time of the document validity. The document is usually issued for a period of one year initially.
Currently the best way to acquire a residence permit in Estonia is via employment or business immigration to Estonia. If you are going to do business in Estonia, we would be glad to assist you in getting residence permit in Estonia.
Obtaining a residence permit in Estonia
There are several ways to obtain a residence permit in Estonia for foreign persons. The most common and affordable option is – Registration of short-term employment. Although Estonian residence permit by employment or by running a business are other common methods.
An applicant has to apply in person to the Service Office of a Prefecture of the Police and Border Guard Board or to a foreign representation of the Republic of Estonia.
Once your residency permit for employment is granted, you’ll receive a temporary residence card within 60 days after submitting the application documents.
Bringing your family to Estonia with you?
Family members of the applicant who has legally been in Estonia and has a valid residence permit, may apply for a family member reunion visa and temporary residence permit. In this case your spouse and minor children (under 18) will obtain a residence permit for the same period which your residence permit card is given for and will immigrate to Estonia together with you. (For example, spouse, common law partner, and dependents, including children under 18 and parents over 65) to join you in Estonia.
Usually, if a person has already obtained a TRP and works in an Estonian company or has his/her own savings in a bank account it is enough to show this to the Estonian Migration Department. Moreover, the family can also arrive and visit the family member, with visitor visa.
If you want to apply at the same time with a family member who is of legal age, it is recommended to follow the steps of company creation and employment but for more than one applicant, which would mean that your documents would be processed simultaneously and you would be eligible to travel together.
It takes time, effort and money to prepare all needed documents for family reunification, but Legal Baltic managers and consultants will help you to prepare and collect the necessary documents.
Residence permit renewal in Estonia
At the termination of that period (at least, 2-4 months before the end of the current existing Estonia Temporary Residence Permit) you are required to refer to the Migration Department of Estonia for the Residence Permit renewal / extension.
Permanent residence permit to live in Estonia
You can apply for a long-term residence permit if you have resided in Estonia for 5 years on the basis of temporary residence permit directly before submitting an application for long-term residence permit. You can obtain the Estonian Passport after 10 years of living in Estonia.
Apply for Temporary Residence Permit in Estonia with us and you will be able to work, do business and live in Estonia freely. Lawyers of Legal Baltic advise and help to collect all the documents necessary for your residence visa and residence permit in Estonia. Contact us and we will help you to choose the most convenient version meeting your expectations!
We will provide you with full support, taking into account all your individual requirements. Our services in Estonia are provided under contract in compliance with the laws of Estonia. Do not hesitate to contact us if you should be interested.