UK citizens in Estonia

  • UK citizens residing in Estonia as of 31.03.2021 will be able to continue to reside within Estonia on the basis of a valid ID card until its expiry, if they do not plan to travel outside of Estonia.
  • From the 1st December 2020, UK citizens can exchange their current ID card for a valid residence document which will allow them to reside in Estonia as well as to travel outside of Estonia.
  • UK citizens arriving in Estonia after 31.03.2021 fall within the scope of the Aliens Act. Citizens wishing to stay longer than the granted visa free period (90 days within half a year) must apply for a residence permit in accordance with the requirements established for third-country nationals.
  • UK citizens studying in Estonia before 31 December 2020 and taking part in courses that continue beyond 2020, need to apply for a new UK-issued European Health Insurance Card.
  • UK citizens with a registered S1 in Estonia can apply for a new UK European Health Insurance Card that will remain valid from 1 January 2021.
  • The UK driving license of a person who has taken up permanent residence in Estonia will be valid for 12 months after the end of the transition period. After 12 months at the latest, the UK driving license must be exchanged for an Estonian driving license.
  • The parking card of a disabled or blind person issued by a competent UK authority will remain a valid document after the end of the transition period.

More Infromation

Additional information is available on the website of the Ministry of the Interior: What will change for citizens of the United Kingdom who are presently residing in Estonia.

Information about what UK nationals need to know about the Withdrawal Agreement is available on the UK Government information website.

Information about social security in Estonia is available on the website of the Social Insurance Board.

Information about health insurance in Estonia is available on the website of the Estonian Health Insurance Fund and the UK Government information website.

Last updated: 10 November 2020

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