Introduction of the Ministry

Our goal is to make sure that Estonia is a good and safe place to live in.

The Ministry of the Interior, and its area of government constitute the largest public sector organisation in Estonia employing altogether a staff of over 8000.

Main tasks of the ministry:

  • Ensuring public order and internal security.
  • Regulating crisis management and rescue works.
  • Guarding and protecting the state border and assuring the border regime.
  • Coordinating citizenship and migration issues.
  • Coordinating issues concerning population and vital statistics.
  • Supporting the development of civil society, as well as volunteerism and religious associations.

Last updated: 15.11.2021