Temporary Residence Permit (TRP)

If a person intends to stay in Estonia for longer than one year, they must apply for a Temporary Residence Permit (TRP) at the Embassy, and travel to Estonia after receiving the TRP card from the Embassy. In certain cases (study, start-up business, working at a start-up) it is possible to apply at the Embassy for a D-visa even if the intended stay is longer than one year. In these cases, the applicant would travel to Estonia on a D-visa, and then apply for a Temporary Residence Permit at the Estonian Police and Border Guard Board.  You may also apply for a D-visa and a TRP at the same time. The processing time for a D-visa is about 15 working days, and processing time of TRP is 2-3 months.


Below are the main documents required to apply for a TRP, and for a full list of supporting documents, please refer to the different categories on the Estonian Police and Border Guard website HERE.

All forms should be filled out online, printed, and signed.

  • Passport
  • 1 digital colour photo (click HERE for photo requirements abides by guidelines)
  • Additional documents

For Bangladesh, Nepal, Sri Lanka passports!

Original Marriage Certificate and Birth Certificates must be legalized by home country’s MEA


Please book an online appointment in person –  choose from the calendar “other proceedings” (residence permit) and add to the comment the main reason for applying the TRP.


TRP type Cost
Temporary Residence Permit   80 €
To settle with spouse or close relative who is an Estonian citizen   50 €
TRP for Employment   120 €
TRP for Business   180 €

Payment of the TRP state fee:

By bank transfer:
Recipient: Rahandusministeerium (Ministry of Finance)
Recipient’s account IBANs:
SWEDBANK           EE932200221023778606
SEB PANK               EE891010220034796011
DANSKE BANK      EE403300333416110002
NORDEA BANK     EE701700017001577198

Reference number:  2900082443
Please indicate the name of the act, the name and personal identification code (if available) of the person for whom the payment was made (e.g.: residence permit – Priyanka Gupta, 40302010000)


Click HERE for more information for the applicant of a Temporary Residence Permit.

Last updated:  28 May 2019