Residence registration and ID-code issuing

No rush! Take your time for self-isolation and visit us after that!

Office hours are Mon 9:00-12:00, Tue-Fri 9:00-16:00, Thu 9:00-18:00

Residence registration and ID-code issuing

No rush! Take your time for self-isolation and visit us after that!

Office hours are Mon 9:00-12:00, Tue-Fri 9:00-16:00, Thu 9:00-18:00

(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) or Tartu City Government’s Population Facts Department (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 before you are applying for your TRP, you can apply for Estonian ID-code at Tartu Welcome Centre (Ülikooli 17) or Tartu City Government’s Population Facts Department (Tiigi 12).

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) or Tartu City Government’s Population Facts Department (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 within 1 month after receiving their temporary residence permit (TRP).

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.

If you have a valid Estonian ID card or TRP (temporary residence permit) you can use the e-Service of the Population Register. Just choose the suitable language EN or RU in the upper right corner.

  • You do not have to worry about unregistering, if you wrote your time of departure from Estonia when you filled out your notice of residence in Tartu. Your removal from the register will be automatic.
  • If you do not remember whether you did or did not write your time of departure from Estonia on your notice of residence, you are welcome to check it by sending an e-mail to merje@tartuwelcomecentre.ee. Please make sure that you provide your Estonian ID-code in this e-mail.
  • In case you are sure that you need to unregister your place of residence in Tartu, there are three suitable options:
    • If you still have the possibility to sign the notice of your new place of residence digitally (using your Estonian ID-card, PIN2), just fill out the form on Tartu’s website, sign it and send it to merje@tartuwelcomecentre.ee;
    • Please print out a notice of residence on Tartu’s website. Fill out the form, scan it (or take a photo) and add a copy of the page containing personal data of your identity document (your passport or ID- card) and send them to merje@tartuwelcomecentre.ee.
    • You are always welcome to visit our centre.

(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) or Tartu City Government’s Population Facts Department (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 before you are applying for your TRP, you can apply for Estonian ID-code at Tartu Welcome Centre (Ülikooli 17) or Tartu City Government’s Population Facts Department (Tiigi 12).

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) or Tartu City Government’s Population Facts Department (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 within 1 month after receiving their temporary residence permit (TRP).

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.

If you have a valid Estonian ID card or TRP (temporary residence permit) you can use the e-Service of the Population Register. Just choose the suitable language EN or RU in the upper right corner.

  • You do not have to worry about unregistering, if you wrote your time of departure from Estonia when you filled out your notice of residence in Tartu. Your removal from the register will be automatic.
  • If you do not remember whether you did or did not write your time of departure from Estonia on your notice of residence, you are welcome to check it by sending an e-mail to merje@tartuwelcomecentre.ee. Please make sure that you provide your Estonian ID-code in this e-mail.
  • In case you are sure that you need to unregister your place of residence in Tartu, there are two suitable options:
    • If you still have the possibility to sign the notice of your new place of residence digitally (using your Estonian ID-card, PIN2), just fill out the form on Tartu’s website, sign it and send it to merje@tartuwelcomecentre.ee;
    • Please print out a notice of residence on Tartu’s website. Fill out the form, scan it (or take a photo) and add a copy of the page containing personal data of your identity document (your passport or ID- card) and send them to merje@tartuwelcomecentre.ee.