Estonian citizenship for an adult


You can apply for Estonian citizenship, if:

  • you have a long-term residence permit or the right of permanent residence
  • you have lived in Estonia, prior submitting an application, for at least eight years on the ground of a residence permit or by right of residence, of which at least the last five years on a permanent basis
  • you have passed the Estonian language proficiency examination (this exam is not required, if you have acquired the basic, secondary or higher education in the Estonian language)
  • you have passed the examination of knowledge of the Constitution of the Republic of Estonia and the Citizenship Act
  • you have a permanent legal income
  • your place of residence has been registered in the population register of Estonia
  • you are loyal to the Estonian state