Avalehe pilt
Extension of residence permit in existence of legal income
09/26/2017

Starting from 01.07.2012 it is not possible to apply for temporary residence pemit in existence of sufficient legal income. The aliens, who are already holding a valid residence permit in existence of sufficient legal income, can extend the residence permit on the same terms and conditions on which they applied for the residence permit.

Please submit the documents for the extension of temporary residence permit 2 months prior the expiry date of the valid residence permit in person at a Service Office. For submitting the application in the Service Office you need to make a reservation. In case if less than 2 years have passed from the previous applying for residence permit and from capturing of fingerprints, you can also apply for extension of residence permit by post or by e-mail.


Documents requested for the extension of temporary residence permit


The decision on extension or refusal to extend the temporary residence permit shall be made at the latest 10 days prior the expiry of the validity term of the temporary residence permit. The residence card shall be issued at the Service Office named on the application form.

An alien who has been granted a residence permit is not permitted to work in Estonia and no work permit will be granted for him/her.

A legal basis for stay in Estonia after the expiry of the residence permit
If the residence permit of an alien expires upon the lapse of the period of validity, the stay in Estonia shall be legal for the 90 days following the expiry date of the period of validity of the residence permit. You may read more about the legal bases for stay in Estonia from here.