Useful Services

Below is a list of the main Estonian institutions (with their Estonian names and widespread abbreviations) that might help you as a newcomer.

To help all newcomers settle in smoothly, we have published a special handbook “Relocation Guide to Estonia”. It covers all the basic subjects from formalities to free time. Download it for free here.

Book a free consultation at International House of Estonia. International House of Estonia provides free personal consultations for foreigners, their families and local employers about settling in, documentation, healthcare, language programs etc. Located in Valukoja 8, Tallinn. Book your appointment online.


Estonian Police and Border Guard Board (Politsei- ja piirivalveamet; PPA) – short-term employment, residence permits, issuing documents
Migration Advice – supporting foreigners settling in Estonia and being a partner to employers
Consular Department of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs (Välisministeerium) – visa requirements, consular info
Estonian Ministry of the Interior (Siseministeerium) – Population Register, residence registration
Estonian Ministry of Education and Research (Haridus- ja teadusministeerium) – education
Education and Youth Board (Haridus- ja Noorteamet) – education
Estonian Tax and Customs Board (Maksu- ja tolliamet; EMTA) – customs clearance, taxes, employee registration
Estonian Health Insurance Fund (Haigekassa) – health insurance
Estonian Social Insurance Board (Sotsiaalkindlustusamet) – social benefits, pensions
Local government service offices (Kohalik omavalitsus, KOV) – residence registration, identification code registration
Estonian Road Administration (Maanteeamet; MNT) – car registration, driver’s license
Estonian Unemployment Insurance Fund (Töötukassa) – unemployment registration, job search
ENIC/NARIC Centre (ENIC/NARIC keskus) – evaluation of foreign documents and qualifications
Chamber of Notaries (Notarite Koda) – list of Estonian notaries

General Advisers

EURES Advisers
Integration Foundation
Migration Advice – supporting foreigners settling in Estonia and being a partner to employers


Relocation Help

Talent Mobility Management
Expat Relocation Estonia
Jobbatical Relocation Services


Legal Help Providers

Triniti in Estonia
Hedman Partners
Chamber of Notaries
Expat Legal Estonia
RASK Attorneys-at-Law

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