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  • Estonia
    Living in Europe | Access to the culture of the host country/language courses

    The coolEST dESTination! The official portal of Estonia (https://estonia.ee/) presents and introduces the country, the state, the people and the mindset. A visually engaging page where you will find facts and figures about Estonia. Only in Estonia Things to know, greeting and kissing, the shoes off...


  • Estonia
    Living in Europe | Accommodation

    Prices for rent or sale of real estate depend on many factors such as: district (incl closeness to the city centre), status (need or no need for renovation), type of building, overall economic situation in the country and some others. In the case of renting a house or flat, the costs for water...


  • Estonia
    Living in Europe, Working in Europe | Entry conditions/visas

    Arrival Checklist Arrival checklist Before arrival Check your entry and residence conditions. If necessary, obtain a visa or residence permit for entry/employment/study. Update your health insurance. If applicable, obtain the European health insurance card. If necessary, obtain private health...


  • Estonia
    Living in Europe | Banking

    Three largest banks in Estonia for private customers are: Swedbank SEB LHV Debit and credit cards are accepted in all shops, restaurants and companies. Regular market places and seasonal fairs usually operate in cash only. Salary payments are made to a person’s bank account. Internet banking is very...


  • Estonia
    Living in Europe | Access to the culture of the host country/language courses, Day care, schooling & family related issues

    Autre pays, autre moeurs, says the French proverb. What should you know to make it easier to get used to life in Estonia? In this section you will find information about various aspects of life in Estonia. See also our pages on Language Courses & Cultural Integration and Estonian e-services...


  • Estonia
    Living in Europe, Working in Europe | Entry conditions/visas

    Different rules about residence and work in Estonia apply to citizens of the EU and to citizens of third countries. The length of their stay also influences which rules they must follow. A citizen of the European Union (EU), of a member state of the European Union Economic Area (EEA) and Swiss...


  • Estonia
    Living in Europe, Working in Europe | Access to the culture of the host country/language courses, Accommodation, Banking, Day care, schooling & family related issues, Health insurance, Medical care, Pension rights, Taxation/salaries, Unemployment

    Probably you have heard that Estonia is a digital society. You will interact with the State through the State Portal www.eesti.ee and your "key" is your ID-card that you will get with your residence permit (non-EU citizens) or after registration of your place of residence (EU citizens). The Estonian...


  • Estonia
    Living in Europe | Access to the culture of the host country/language courses, Day care, schooling & family related issues

    Family life Day care, schools, bamily benefits, birth benefits, pets. Daily Life Transport, your car, banking, useful phrases, currency and cost of living, weather, electrical appliances Social Life Feeling like the new kid in class? Here are some tips where to go and meet active people and which...


  • Estonia
    Living in Europe | Access to the culture of the host country/language courses, Day care, schooling & family related issues

    About Estonian family life Estonian families are usually individualistic where a young couple lives separately from their parents. An average family has 1-2 children. The extended family meets at important holidays such as Christmas or jubilee celebrations, but extended family reunions are also...


  • Estonia
    Working in Europe, Leaving Europe | Job opportunities

    International Spouse Career Counselling The International Spouse Career Counselling is a pilot project run by Work in Estonia initiative in cooperation with the Unemployment Insurance Fund. There is a specialized unit in the Unemployment Insurance Fund that will develop and provide an International...