Extension of Estonian residence permit
Many people will face the necessity to extend their residence permit in the coming future. The same conditions would have to be met like in the initial proceedings if you are applying on the same basis of course. It is also possible to apply on a different basis should it be more suitable.
There are some important aspects to be borne in mind when starting to plan the extension.
Firstly, it is recommended to apply at least 3 months before the end of the term of your residence permit as the time of proceedings is 2 months as the 2 month period can always be prolonged by the Police and Border Guard and there could also be unforeseen issues should you leave the application to last minute.
Secondly, the extended period can be up to 10 years.
Thirdly, in the proceedings the Police will assess if you have been meeting the TRP conditions during the current period - for example if you have been paid the required salary or if your TRP is based on business, then how your business is really doing. Also very importantly they will look if you have indeed moved to Estonia and actually live here (which is the aim of the residence permit) If the conditions are not met or have not been met then it could pose a problem. It could also be that there are some important facts that you should have notified the Police about but you have forgotten to do so. It could also be that it is better for you to apply for the new TRP on some other basis.
We recommend starting the proceedings well in advance and we would be happy to do all the preparatory work and advise you all the way.