Building Knowledge for a Concerted and Sustainable Approach to Refugee Resettlement in the EU and its Member States

Legal and administrative framework

Estonia

There is no legal basis for resettlement in Estonia. The Act Granting International Protection for Aliens (2006) introduced the possibility of subsidiary and temporary protection but does not contain any provisions on resettlement. The Aliens Act (2009) regulates conditions for entering and staying in Estonia.

Laws

* Act Granting International Protection for Aliens (2006)

Abstract

The Act Granting International Protection for Aliens (Välismaalasele rahvusvahelise kaitse andmise seadus) was published in RT I 2006, 2, 3 and enforced on 1 July 2006. It introduced the possibility of subsidiary and temporary protection but does not contain any provisions on resettlement.

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Act Granting International Protection for Aliens (2006) in Estonian

* Aliens Act (2009)

Abstract

The Aliens Act (12 September 2009) (Välismaalaste seadus) was published in RT I 2010, 3, 4 and regulates conditions for entering and staying in Estonia. It entered into force on 1 October 2010.

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Aliens Act (12 September 2009) in Estonian

Estonia snapshot

Size: 45,000 km2

Population: 1.3 million

Year of EU Entry: 2004

In the Schengen Area: Yes

Protection Status Granted: 11 (2011)

Resettlement Scheme: No

Resettled Refugees: 0

 Source: The information about the size, population, in the Schengen area, and year of EU entry is taken from europa.eu.