What – did you think I had just been sitting around in our apartment for 5 months, twiddling my thumbs?
One of the things you discover when you move to Estonia is the number of different ID systems available. I’ve written before about how needlessly complicated things seem when you’re a newcomer – it isn’t just a matter of getting an ID card, but you […]
Last weekend I went to the Welcoming Programme’s Basic Module. If you haven’t heard of it, the Welcoming Programme is a series of courses run by a company called Settle in Estonia and funded by the government, designed to help expats settle into Estonian life. […]
After my first failed attempt to use free public transport in Tallinn, I was worried that it would never happen for me. That I’d either be paying for public transport for the rest of my time in this city, or that I’d be forced to […]
They told me it would be easy. That even though it was difficult getting everything set up, once I had my ID card, everything would be simple. Little did I know that the ID card wasn’t the end of the journey. Instead, I would have […]
My residence permit was approved, and I am now legally allowed to stay and work in Estonia for the next two years! (Note that I have been here legally to date, due the 90-day visa-free period allowed to Aussies, but that would have expired in […]
With all the talk about Estonia being digital and expat friendly, I assumed the administration of getting set up would be simple. When it comes to getting a bank account, this has not been the case. I have now visited Swedbank on five separate occasions […]
So it appears that the temporary residence permit is a fairly unusual thing – at least among my colleagues. While the Marketing team is fairly international, nearly everyone is from the EU. And the one other person who isn’t from the EU is from Chile […]