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Residence permit card for an adult
06/18/2019

Residence permit card can be applied for in Service Offices. If less than 5 years have passed since applying for the previous residence permit card and taking of fingerprints, you can also apply for an residence permit card by e-mail. As an exception, residence permit card can be applied for in foreign representations of the Republic of Estonia.

Residence permit card can be applied for in expedited procedure in the Service Offices.

Documents required for applying:


Additional documents:

  • if you have moderate, severe or profound disability and favourable conditions of paying the state fee apply  to you, please submit the document certifying the disability (for example, medial expert decision, pension certificate);
  • if you have changed your personal data (for example, name) in a foreign country and changed personal data are not entered to the Estonian population register, please submit document proving change of personal data (for example, marriage certificate).


Issuance of residence permit card
The document will be issued to the applicant personally or to an authorised representative specified by the applicant upon the application for the document at a service office through the service office or foreign mission of the Republic of Estonia indicated in an application form within 30 days after acceptance of the application for processing. As an exception, residence permit card can be applied for in foreign representation of the Republic of Estonia. Arrival of the residence permit card to the foreign representation may take more time. For information concerning the arrival and delivery of documents please contact the foreign representation of the Republic of Estonia, whereto you have ordered the document.

Foreign representations of the Republic of Estonia: http://www.vm.ee/?q=taxonomy/term/38.

If you wish to receive your identity document elsewhere than the foreign representation of the Republic of Estonia, which is named on the application form, then you will find more detailed information concerning this possibility on the webpage of the Estonian Ministry of Foreign Affairs.

Residence permit card applied for in expedited procedure is issued within 5 working days (counting starts from working day following the day of submission of the application) to an applicant in person or to an authorised representative assigned by an applicant at the time of applying for the document in Tallinn Service Offices only.

By reception of residence permit card:

  • an authorised representative assigned by an applicant at the time of applying for the document, submits his or her document;
  • submit a valid residence permit card or ID-card issued earlier, if it exists;
  • the official will compare your fingerprints to those given earlier.

 

On receipt of a document:

  • please provide a previously issued valid document of the same type


An authorised representative:

  • provides his or her valid identity document issued in Estonia
  • provides a valid document of the same type, issued to the applicant, if such document exists