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
Jobbatical Relocation Services


Private Service Providers

Legid App – submit a question for free and resolve your legal problem online (for a fee) by trusted lawyers.

Rendin –  home renting made simple and convenient with the support of background checks, insurance and digital contracts.

Adduco – moving services who delicately plan the moving of your items, make your documents, and finally deliver them stress-free to your designated place.

SigniCha – offering individuals techniques to develop a new set of problem-solving skills via coaching

MeBeyond – an ACC solutions offering focus coach, who will take you and your company from the place you are at now to the dreamed goal so you can feel balanced, at peace, comfortable and strong.

HopLocal – get to know the locals and fellow expats in Estonia by doing fun activities with them.

HEAD – was created with the desire to provide both preventive and supportive services for recovery from mental illness. The team includes couples and family therapists with long-term experience, as well as psychologists specializing in working with young people, creative and occupational therapists, social workers, mental health nurses and peer-counselors.

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