Right of residence for EU citizen family members

We have covered multiple topics related to residence permits and everything around that. We have not touched upon the residence rights of EU Member States' citizens as for them, migrating to Estonia is fairly straightforward. What about the family members (spouses, children, dependants) of them?

Family members of EU citizens who are third country nationals can get a right of residence in Estonia under certain circumstances. It is possible if the EU citizen is either:

1. Working in Estonia or is a sole-entrepreneur (in Estonian FIE);

2. Who has the necessary financial means to support himself or herself and also the family members, also has health insurance;

3. Who is studying in Estonia, has the financial means to support himself or herself and also the family members, also has health insurance.

The application (with supporting documents) has to be made to the Police and Border Guard or our Foreign Representation.

This might be relevant for people who would like to relocate from the UK (in light of Brexit) and some family members are not UK citizens. Another option is also first to apply for long-term visas (up to 1 year) for the family members.

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