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In the field of migration the goal of Integration and Migration Foundation Our People (MISA) is to support the process of relocation. The foundation offers consultation for Estonians and Estonian citizens returning back to Estonia and to foreigners leaving Estonia. And if needed offers financial support to before mentioned groups.

54 Estonians and Estonian citizens returning from abroad received support to do so from MISA in 2011. The same figure in 2010 was 66. The support is available to Estonians and Estonian citizens who have lived outside of the country for 10 or more years or who were born in another country and need financial support after repatriation.
 
As in 2010, the majority of those returning to the country in 2011 were younger people. 42 of the 61 were of working age; 17 were children; and the remaining 2 were pensioners. 26 returned to Estonia from Russia. The countries ranked second and third from which people returned were the United States (14) and Ireland (5).
 
MISA allocated a total of 55 070 euros in support of people returning to Estonia in 2011. The average sum received per applicant for the year was 1020 euros. The figure for 2010 was 12 152 kroons and for 2009 (16 548 kroons.
 
54 foreigners received support to leave Estonia in 2011, 7 more than in 2010. 
 
Support for leaving Estonia is available to foreigners who have resided in the country permanently for at least 10 years and who wish to return to their country of origin or relocate to another country. The majority of applicants supported in 2011 (46) relocated to Russia, while 7 relocated to Ukraine. Of those who received such support, 34 were between the age of 66-90; 18 between 18-65 years and 2 were minors.
 
The average sum of such support per person in 2011 was 462,5 euros (compared to 6425 kroons in 2010 and 6505 kroons in 2009). The total amount allocated was 24 975 kroons.

MISA´s migration support statistics starting from year 2000:
 
 
Migration from Estonia
Repatriation to Estonia
Year
People
Sum
Average
sum
People
Sum
Average
sum
 
2000
414
2 564 628.-
6 195.-
200
1 909 288.-
9 546.-
2001
459
2 998 000.-
6 532.-
93
549 200.-
5 905.-
2002
378
2 819 000.-
7 458.-
75
431 000.-
5 747.-
2003
280
2 532 000.-
9 043.-
37
350 000.-
9 459.-
2004
235
2 403 000.-
10 225.-
36
397 000.-
11 208.-
2005
217
1 958 000.-
9 147.-
12
197 000.-
16 417.-
2006
145
1 301 512.-
8 976.-
40
795 000.-
19 875.-
2007
130
965 441.-
7 426.-
144
2 005 000.-
13 924.-
2008
70
333 000.-
4 757.-
242
1 907500.-
7 882.-
2009
38
247 200.-
6 505.-
42
695 000.-
16 548.-
2010
47
302 000.-
6 425.-
66
802 000.-
12 152.-
2011*
54
 24 975.-
 462,5.-
61
55 070.-
902.-
2012
36
18 167.-
 504.-   
91
70 477.-
774.-
 
MISA is continuing to advise and provide financial support to people returning to Estonia and those leaving the country also in 2013.
 
 
Consultation on migration-related issues
Consultants are available at the following times:
Monday – 9:00 am to 5:00 pm
Tuesday – 9:00 am to 1:00 pm
Wednesday – 1:00 pm to 5:00 pm
 
Address:  Lõõtsa 2a, 8th floor, Tallinn


For further information and to book an appointment please contact:
Martin Eber
Coordinator, Civic Education and Migration Unit
Telephone: +372 659 9067