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How to receive permanent residence permit in Estonia?

Permanent residence in Estonia is called a "residence permit long-term resident". You have to file a statement of the desire to have permanent residence foreigners permanently living in Estonia the previous five years under a fixed-term (temporary) residence permit, which has permanent legal income of not less than specified by law, with health insurance and those who pass the exam in Estonian.

In the period of permanent residence in Estonia is included up to 10 months of absence in the country over the past five years, of which not more than six consecutive months.

Statement of permanent residence shall be submitted not later than two months prior to the expiration of the residence permit. The application must be enclosed in a standard questionnaire in Estonian passport, proof of income for the last 6 months, proof of passing the language exam, photo 4*5 cm and a receipt about payment of state duty in 63,91 EUR.

The decision to grant permanent residence or refusing shall be adopted not later than three months after submission of the application, but not later than 10 days prior to the expiration of the residence permit of the applicant.



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