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Important information for the applicant of the long-term residence permit
11/23/2019

Permanent residence

Permanent residence in Estonia includes temporary absence from Estonia, if such absence does not exceed six consecutive months and a total of ten months during five years prior to the date on which the alien submits an application for long-term residence permit.

The permanent residence in Estonia, requested for granting a temporary residence permit for an alien who holds an European Union (EU) blue card, includes temporary absence from the Member States of the European Union, which does not exceed 12 consecutive months and in total 18 months within the last five years directly prior the submission of an application for the long-term residence permit.

In relation to an alien, who holds an EU blue card in Estonia, instead of the requirement of permanent residence in Estonia the requirement may be applied, that directly prior submission of an application for permanent residence permit he/she has been residing on the basis of the EU blue card in Member States of the European Union permanently at least five years, including the last two years in Estonia based on the EU blue card.

If absence from Estonia during the last five years prior to the submission date of the application has exceeded six consecutive months and a total of ten months during the last five years and if the Police and Border Guard Board has subsequently deemed his or her absence to be reasoned, then the period of permanent residence in Estonia, requested for long-term residence permit, will extend by the absence time.

 

In Service Offices of the Citizenship and Migration Bureau

In the Service Office, please submit documents required for applying for. The official will fill in the application questionnaire at the spot (no need to fill it in advance) and will capture the fingerprints from an applicant.

 

By post

Please send the documents requested for applying and the copies of original documents to the address:

APPLICATION
Police and Border Guard Administration
Pärnu mnt 139
15060 Tallinn

More detailed requirements to documents enclosed to the application form can be found here.

 

 

Legal income

Legal income must enable the maintenance of the alien and his/her family members in Estonia.

Requirement for legal income is a single subsistence level in Estonia for every month of stay in Estonia, depending on the size of the family. In 2017, the subsistence level is 130 euros per month.

Aliens who have settled in Estonia before 1st of July 1990 legal income is a 0,16 times subsistence level in Estonia for every month of stay in Estonia, depending on the size of the family.
 
Legal income are deemed to be:

  • lawfully earned remuneration for work;
  • parental benefits;
  • unemployment insurance benefits;
  • income received from lawful business activities or property;
  • pensions;
  • scholarships;
  • alimony (maintenance support);
  • benefits paid by a foreign state;
  • subsistence ensured by family members (i.e. spouse, parents of minor child, parents of adult children who need care and assistance, adult children or grandchildren of parents or grandparents who need care and assistance, parents or grandparents of adult child who is studying at full load, guardian) earning legal income.

 

 

 

State fee

The state fee can be paid:
  • by bank transfer;
  • in Service Offices the state fee can be paid in cash, by bankcard or by bank transfer through online bank, using the client computer at the Service Office. All most common debit and credit cards are accepted. American Express payment cards are not accepted.
  • at a representation - for detailed information, whether the payment can be made either in cash or by bank card, you can get in your particular representation.


By applying for the passport In Estonia
In foreign representation Payment of the state fee
Starting from age of 15
40 €
60 € By bank transfer:
Beneficiary: Rahandusministeerium

Beneficiary’s accounts:

SWEDBANK EE932200221023778606
SEB PANK EE891010220034796011
DANSKE BANK EE403300333416110002
NORDEA BANK EE701700017001577198

Reference number: 2900082443

To details of payment it is necessary to write name of the procedure, name of the person and ID-code (if it exists) on behalf of whom you are paying the state fee
(for example: passport - Meeri Meri, 40302010000)
Persons under 15 years of age;
Persons with moderate, severe or profound disability;
a person who has attained Estonian general pensionable age
20 € 20 €
By applying both for passport and ID-card together In Estonia In foreign representation
Starting from age of 15 50 € 80 €
Persons under 15 years of age;
Persons with moderate, severe or profound disability;
a person who has attained Estonian general pensionable age
25 € 25 €
Passport in expedited order 58 € Cannot be applied


Payment by bank transfer from a bank located in a foreign country

When the state fee is paid from a bank located in a foreign state, then the receipt of the transferred sum on the recipient’s account may take 2 weeks. While effecting payment of the state fee from a bank located in a foreign country, it is necessary to know, in addition to the abovementioned, also BIC-code or SWIFT-code of the bank located in Estonia.

  • The BIC i.e. SWIFT code of the SEB is EEUHEE2X.
  • The BIC i.e. SWIFT code of the Swedbank is HABAEE2X.
  • The BIC i.e. SWIFT code of the Danske Bank in Estonia is FOREEE2X
  • The BIC i.e. SWIFT code of the Nordea Bank Finland is NDEAEE2X

 

Address:

  • SEB Pank AS: Tornimäe 2 Tallinn 15010 Estonia
  • Swedbank: Liivalaia 8 Tallinn 15040 Estonia
  • Danske Bank A/S Eesti filiaal: Narva mnt 11 Tallinn 15015 Estonia
  • Nordea Bank Finland Plc Eesti filiaal: Liivalaia 45 Tallinn 10145 Estonia