Citizens of the member states of the European Union and the European Economic Area and the Swiss Confederation (hereinafter “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 three months. As international students stay longer, then the following steps are compulsory:
To obtain the right of temporary residence, EU citizens must register themselves as citizens of Tartu within three months from the date of entering Estonia. That can be done at the Population Register Office.
Population Register Office in TartuKüüni St. 5Tel: +372 736 1140
E-mail: rt [ät] raad.tartu.eeOpening hours: Mon 9–12, 15–18; Tue 9-16; Wed–Fri 9–12, 14–16.
Once you have registered yourself as a citizen of Tartu, you receive the Estonian ID code (isikukood). Please remember to send/take this number to your Coordinator at the ISS.
Within the period of one month from the acquisition of the right of temporary residence, you must personally contact the Migration Bureau to apply for an identity card which certifies your right of temporary residence.
Required documents for the identity card:
EU citizens must pay the state fee of 25 EUR. After registration the right of permanent residence is granted for a period of five years.
Citizenship and Migration Bureau Tartu Service Point (Kodakondsus- ja Migratsioonibüroo Tartu teenindus):Riia St. 132Tel: +372 612 3000E-mail: ppa [ät] politsei.eeOpening hours: Mon-Fri 9.00–17.00
NB! Officers in the Migration Bureau mostly speak Estonian, some Russian and only few of them English. It is recommended to take your tutor or someone who speaks Estonian with you.