Applying for asylum

In Estonia, the Police and Border Guard Board (PBGB) deals with asylum seekers and it also cooperates with the United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR). The Ministry of Social Affairs also deals with asylum seekers.

As of 2006, the Granting International Protection to Aliens Act regulates the field of asylum in Estonia and this includes both principles arising from the previously mentioned convention and requirements derived from European Union directives.

View the conditions of applying for asylum.