Are foreigners in Estonia who hold permanent residence permit also required to have ID-card

Yes, all the foreigners living in Estonia have personal code and are required to have ID-card or a residence card since 2011.

A residence card is a mandatory identity document of an alien who is residing permanently in Estonia on the basis of a valid residence permit or right of residence. In addition to regular identification of a person, a residence card can also be used for establishing one’s person in electronic environment and for giving one’s digital signature.

NB! The identity cards issued to aliens earlier shall be valid until the expiry of their validity period.

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