Residence registration and ID-code issuing

(1) EU/EEA citizens

If you have an EU/EEA citizenship you can apply for Estonian ID-code at the same place where you register your residence in Tartu. It can be done at Tartu Welcome Centre (Ülikooli 17, office hours are Mon 9:00-12:00, Tue, Wed, Fri 9:00-16:00 and Thu 9:00-18:00) or Tartu City Government’s Population Registry Service (Küüni 5).

Find more information here.

(2) Non-EU/EEA citizens

If you have a non-EU/EEA citizenship you can get your Estonian ID-code with your Temporary Residence Permit (TRP).

If you are staying in Estonia with a visa or visa-free or you are waiting for your TRP you can apply for Estonian ID-code at Tartu Welcome Centre (Ülikooli 17, office hours are Mon 9:00-12:00, Tue, Wed, Fri 9:00-16:00 and Thu 9:00-18:00) or Tartu City Government’s Vital Statistics Registry Service (Tiigi 12, office hours are Mon, Tue, Wed, Fri 9:00-12:00 and 13:00-16:00, Thu 9:00-12:00).

NB! Take your identity document (passport or ID-card) with you when applying for the ID-code.

Every person residing on the Estonian territory has to register the address of residence.

You can register your address of residence at Tartu Welcome Centre (Ülikooli 17, office hours are Mon 9:00-12:00, Tue, Wed, Fri 9:00-16:00 and Thu 9:00-18:00) or Tartu City Government’s Population Registry Service (Küüni 5).

If you have an EU citizenship you have to register your place of residence within 3 months after arriving in Estonia. You can register your address of residence in Tartu at the same place where you apply for your Estonian ID code. Please make sure you bring all necessary documents for both steps.

Citizens of other nationalities have to register their place of residence after receiving their temporary residence permit and personal ID code from the Estonian Police and Border Guard Board (Riia 132).

In order to register the address of residence, following documents are necessary:

  • Valid passport
  • Estonian ID code
  • Rental contract on your name or house/flat owner’s signed approval

Find more information here.