What’s different if you are studying abroad?
- You are eligible to have your military service obligation deferred if you matriculated at a higher education institution abroad in the same year in which you completed your secondary education.
- You must submit the application for deferment, accompanied by certificate from the school regarding matriculation and the standard period of study, within 30 days of matriculation.
- If you previously graduated from an upper secondary school in a foreign country, send the school leaving certificate to the Defence Resources Agency together with your application for deferment and the certificate from the higher education institution. The school documents may be in English or Russian. Documents in other languages must be translated into Estonian, Russian or English.
- You are eligible to have your military service obligation deferred until you complete the first academic level of higher education but not beyond 1 July of the year in which you turn 23. As the Estonian Education Information System does not include data on foreign schools (general education schools, vocational schools, higher education institutions), bring with you a copy of the certificate from the school you most recently graduated from when you appear before the medical committee.
The military service website
At the military service website kaitsevaeteenistus.ee, you can examine your own data entered into the national defence obligation register. You can also use the site to submit applications and choose the most suitable time and place to appear before the medical committee.
You will need a valid ID card, mobile-ID or Smart-ID to log in (see www.id.ee).
If you are unable to log in to the military service website, you can always contact us by email at firstname.lastname@example.org.