Everyone who is staying in Estonia legally has the right to freely move around and choose their place of residence.

All Estonian residents are obliged to take care that their residential details in the population register are correct. Registering a residence means entering its details into the population register.

Residential address details have a legal significance in Riigikogu, European Parliament, and local government council elections, referendums and opinion polls, and upon paying taxes into the local government’s budget.