Residence permit for a minor child for settling with a family member

Application

How to apply for a residence permit for my minor child for settling with me?

  1. Gather all the required documents.
  2. Submit the required documents and pay the state fee.
  3. You shall receive an answer within 2 months and your residence card shall be issued within 30 days after approval.

Who can apply for a residence permit for a minor child?

The application for a residence permit for a child under 15 years of age may be submitted by their legal representative, for example, their mother or father.

A child over 15 years of age may apply for their residence permit independently.

Where can I apply for a residence permit?

You can apply for a residence permit:

How to apply for a residence permit at a foreign mission?

If you are residing abroad, submit the application for a residence permit to a foreign mission of Estonia. For more information about the procedure for submitting the application, contact the respective foreign mission.

List of Estonian foreign missions.

How to apply for a residence permit at the Police and Border Guard Board?

If you are residing in Estonia, you can submit the application for the residence permit at the service offices of the Police and Border Guard Board. To do so, make a reservation online or by phone by calling 612 3000.

Do I need to bring my child to the agency with me?

If the child is over six years of age, you must bring them with you so that their fingerprints could be taken.

Their fingerprints shall not be taken if:

  • they are under six years of age
  • their fingerprints have already been taken less than six years ago, e.g., in relation to a previous residence permit application
  • they have been proven permanently incapable to provide fingerprints.

What documents are needed to apply for a residence permit for settling of a minor child in Estonia?

In order to apply for a residence permit for settling of a minor child in Estonia, you must submit:

 

The processor of the application may ask you to submit additional information or documents, if necessary.

What requirements must the consent of the other parent meet?

The consent of the parent must be either notarially certified or officially certified at a foreign mission of Estonia.

When is parental consent not required?

Parental consent is not required if the parent, who will not be settling in Estonia themselves:

  • submits the application for a residence permit for their minor child themselves, or
  • is present at the submission of the application and gives their written consent on the spot.

Read about the requirements for documents issued in a foreign country.