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09.11.2020|Ministry of the Interior

Minister of the Interior Mart Helme stepped down

On 9th November, Estonia’s Minister of the Interior Mart Helme announced of his resignation. Until the appointment of his replacement, Martin Helme, Minister of Finance, will undertake the duties of the Minister of the Interior.
30.10.2020|Ministry of the Interior

It has been Estonia’s position that the Schengen border rules have not been violated

Today, on 30 October, the European Commission published its position concerning the infringement proceedings initiated against Estonia on the matter of Estonia charging a fee for using the waiting area and booking a place in the waiting line for crossing the external border of the European Union in...
22.10.2020|Ministry of the Interior

E-Residency of Estonia is expanding

The Estonian Ministry of the Interior, the Police and Border Guard Board, and BLS International Services Limited signed an agreement to expand the issuance of e-Residency digital ID cards into 20 countries around the world. In the first phase, e-Residency digital IDs will be newly issued in South...
28.09.2020|Ministry of the Interior

Data exchange between Estonian and Finnish population registries moving to X-Road

Data exchange between the Estonian and Finnish population registries was partly transferred to the X-Road platform. Until now, data have been transmitted as files. Data exchange between the population registers takes place automatically once a week and ensures the correctness of data in both...
27.09.2020|Ministry of the Interior

Minister of Population announces a competition for Aino Järvesoo Award

On 23 September, the Minister of Population and foundation Pere Sihtkapital announced a competition for Professor Aino Järvesoo Award. The award will be bestowed to those who have especially stood out in the society or in the media by promoting the development of population or the area. Candidates...
17.09.2020|Ministry of the Interior

The rules of foreigners staying, studying and working in Estonia are being rearranged

At today’s Government session, Minister of the Interior Mart Helme presented the draft act amending the Aliens Act and other entailed acts, the aim of which is to rearrange the rules of foreigners staying, studying and working in Estonia. The Government of the Republic will send the draft act to...
07.09.2020|Ministry of the Interior

Estonia’s population and family policy is an example among neighbours

In his speech opening the 2020 fall session of the Saeima in Riga on 3 September, Latvian President Egils Levits highlighted Estonia’s population and family policy and the creation of the position of the minister of population. Levits emphasised the importance of a population and family policy...
22.07.2020|Ministry of the Interior

Law amendments that prevent the abuse of employment rules in Estonia to enter into force as of today

Amendments to the Aliens Act, the Income Tax Act and the Taxation Act, aimed at preventing disregard for employment rules in Estonia enter into force as of today. The amendments also ensure that the income tax payable on the salary of foreigners working in Estonia is received in Estonia and can be...
25.06.2020|Ministry of the Interior

The government approved an amendment to the Citizenship Act

The government approved an amendment to the Citizenship Act, which allows the Estonian citizenship to be stripped from a person who has committed a crime against the state. According to the amendment, the government can revoke the Estonian citizenship of persons who have acquired Estonian...
25.06.2020|Ministry of the Interior

Adopted amendments to law prevent disregard for rules of employment in Estonia

The Riigikogu approved amendments to the Aliens Act, the Income Tax Act and the Taxation Act, the aim of which is to prevent disregard for the rules of employment in Estonia. The amendments will also ensure that the income tax payable on the salary of the foreigners working in Estonia is received...

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