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 or at Tartu Welcome Centre.
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After completing the above step, you can apply for an Estonian ID-card from the Police and Border Guard Board (Riia 132) which certifies your right of residence in Estonia. ID-card is not compulsory but allows you to use various e-services.
Applying for an ID card for an adult
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