Coming with Family
Residence and work permits for family
Family members of an EU citizen will have the right of temporary residence if the EU citizen is employed in Estonia or has sufficient legal income to ensure the subsistence of him/herself and the family. Third country family members of an EU citizen are required to follow the appropriate visa requirements for entering Estonia. After arrival in Estonia, family members of an EU citizen can apply for the right of temporary residence in Estonia.
Citizens of third countries can apply for a temporary residence permit for settling with their spouse to whom a residence permit for employment or study has been granted. For your children you should apply for a residence permit in the category of settling with a close relative (e.g. parent) who resides in Estonia.
You can submit applications for residence permits for your family members together with your own application. If a residence permit has been issued for settling with a spouse, it is not necessary to apply for a separate work permit.
For more information please check the Migration Bureau’s website: http://www.politsei.ee
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