An applicant in the status of long-term resident of another EU Member State is required to prove such status upon applying for the residence permit.
Granting or refusal of temporary residence permit shall be decided within 2 months from the acceptance of the application.
A temporary residence permit may be granted for up to 1 year.
In case of granting a residence permit, a residence card shall be issued to the applicant in person within 30 days at the foreign representation of the Republic of Estonia or at the Service Office stated on the application form. Arrival of the residence card in a foreign representation may take more time.
Residence card for a minor under 15 years of age shall be issued to his/her legal representative.
Alien, who holds a residence permit for study, can be employed in Estonia without holding a separate permit for employment, provided that his or her employment shall not interfere with the studies.