The exam on knowledge of the Constitution and Citizenship Act of the Republic of Estonia checks the knowledge of the Constitution of Estonia, fundamental rights, freedoms and obligations of the citizen and is intended for those who wish to apply for citizenship of the Republic of Estonia.
The citizenship exam is electronic and can only be taken on a computer at the examination point! The exam can be conducted in the examination centers located in different cities of Estonia (Tallinn, Jõhvi, Narva, Tartu). At the exam, 24 multiple choice questions in Estonian must be answered. An exam is deemed to have been completed if the examinee has responded correctly to at least 18 questions. All the questions are in Estonian. You have 45 minutes to take the examination.
The Estonian text of the Constitution of the Republic of Estonia and the Citizenship Act, as well as the dictionary may be referred to at the examination. These materials are available in the examination room.
Questions involve the following areas:
- The fundamental principles of the Estonian form of government, stipulated in Chapters I and III of the Constitution of the Republic of Estonia.
- The fundamental rights, freedoms and duties of each person, stipulated in Chapter II of the Constitution of the Republic of Estonia.
- The jurisdiction of the Riigikogu, the President of the Republic, the Government of the Republic and the courts according to the Constitution of the Republic of Estonia.
- The conditions and procedure for the acquisition, resumption and loss of Estonian citizenship according to the Citizenship Act.
Sample video of the electronic examination:
Citizenship examinations are prepared and conducted by Innove. Legislation governing the citizenship examination is the Government of the Republic Regulation No. 143 of 25 September 2000 “Procedure for conducting the examination of the applicant for citizenship on the Constitution of the Republic of Estonia and the Citizenship Act.”