Do You Need Visa to Visit Estonia?

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Visa Types

Visa Types & Categories to Apply for Estonia

Visa Types & Categories to Apply for Estonia

Depending on the purpose and duration of your travel to Estonia, different types of visas will apply to the circumstance. Whether you are planning to go on a visit, study, or work and reside there permanently, you will have to apply for a different Estonia Visa, accordingly.

For the duration of stay Estonia visa falls into three categories:

  • Short-stay (for stays up to 90 days)
  • Long-stay (for stays more than 90 days)
  • Transit

Each of the short-stay and long-stay categories has several subcategories according to the purpose of travel to Estonia.

Estonia Schengen Visa

As a part of the Schengen area, Estonia issues uniform Schengen visas for short stay visits (type C). 

Depending on the purpose, the subcategories of Estonian Schengen visa usually consist of:

  • Tourist
  • Business/Work
  • Visiting Family and Friends
  • Cultural
  • Sports
  • Official Visit
  • Study
  • Transit

Depending on the type and frequency of travel to Estonia, a Schengen visa can be single-entry, double-entry, and multi-entry. The validity period of a single Schengen visa usually covers the travel period specified in the Estonian visa application form. If you frequently travel to the Schengen area, you may obtain a one-, two-, three- and five-year multi-entry Schengen visa, depending on the Estonian consulate's decision. However, you should note that you can stay in the Schengen area for a maximum of 90 days in any case. In this case, holders of multi-entry long-term Schengen visas can remain in the Schengen area maximum of 90 days every 180 days.

Short-stay Estonia Visa Costs

When applying for a Schengen visa, each person must pay a visa fee. This fee is non-refundable regardless of the visa result. The Schengen visa fee for citizens of Azerbaijan, Russia, and Armenia is currently 35 EUR. These three countries benefit from reduced visa costs under an agreement with the Schengen countries. In other countries, this amount is 80 EUR for people over 12 years old, 40 EUR for children 6-12 years old, and free for children under six years old.

In most cases, if you belong to one of the following categories, you are exempt from visa fees by providing relevant evidence:

  • Close relatives of those legally living in the Schengen area (close relatives include spouse, children (including adopted), parents (or guardians), grandmothers, grandfathers, grandchildren);
  • Pensioners;
  • Members of official delegations, including permanent members of official delegations, participating in formal meetings, consultations, negotiations, and exchange programs, as well as events of intergovernmental organizations based on an official invitation;
  • Pupils, students, graduate students, and pedagogical staff traveling with them for research and educational purposes within the framework of the official educational program;
  • People with disabilities and accompanying persons if necessary;
  • Participants of international sports events and persons accompanying them in connection with their professional activities;
  • Official visits of journalists and technical staff.

 


 

Estonia Tourism/Other Private Visits Visa

This visa is designated for foreign national traveling for tourism/other private visits:

  • Visitors of military and civil burial grounds
  • Owners of property in the territory of Estonia and their close relatives
  • Tourists and other private visitors

 

Required Documents for Estonia Tourism/Other Private Visits Visa

 

1. Application Form

  • Typed or written by hand in block letters and neatly.
  • Signed personally by the applicant.

2. Photo

  • One passport photo not older than 6 months
  • Size 3,5x4,5
  • On the white background

3. Travel Document (Foreign Passport)

  • Valid for at least three months after the intended date of (last) departure from the Schengen area.
  • Containing at least two blank pages.
  • Issued within the previous ten years.

4. Old/Expired or Another Valid Foreign Passport

  • If the applicant has previous Schengen visas in an already expired foreign passport, that passport must be submitted as well.

5. National Identity Card and Resident Permit/Visa (if your country of residence and citizenship are different)

  • A copy of the documents must be presented along with other documents.
  • The required validity period for these documents is three months beyond the date of your travel to Estonia.

6. A Travel Medical Insurance Policy

  • Policies should cover the entire validity period of the visa and all of the planned days of stay
  • Insurance validity region should cover all Schengen countries
  • The insurance should cover a minimum of 30 000 Euros
  • Policies should cover your costs in case of sudden illness or accident and/ or assistance on-site, including the costs of medical repatriation of the insured person to the place of permanent residency or the repatriation in case of death.

7. Proof of Accommodation

  • E.g. hotel booking confirmation, an invitation/sponsorship form from the host; document from the establishment providing accommodation or any other appropriate document indicating the accommodation;
  • If not available, an adequate written description of the planned journey in case the trip is not exceeding 1 day.

8. Proof of Itinerary

  • E.g. a confirmation of the booking of an organized trip or any other appropriate document indicating the envisaged travel plans such as a reserved return ticket.
  • If not available, an adequate written description of the planned journey in case the trip is not exceeding 1 day.

9. Proof of Employment (with salary information)

  • If not available, other proof of financial means and will to return (e.g. bank/credit card statement(s) covering at least three preceding months, proof of real estate property in your country, or proof of sponsorship).

10. For Minors:

  • If the applicant is a minor (under 18 years) and travels alone or with one of his/ her parents, written, notarized consent of the second parent or the guardian is required. If the consent cannot be provided, then other documents providing the reason for the lack of permission (single parent reference or other documents) are required. The consent must be valid from the day of submitting a visa application, covering all Schengen countries. Along with the original, a copy of the birth certificate is also required and should be prepared beforehand.

*Additional documents can be required by the embassy.

 

Processing Time for Estonia Tourism/Other Private Visits Visa

The average processing time for an Estonia Tourism/Other Private Visits visa is 5-20 working days. It depends on your visa application country.

 
Estonia Tourism/Other Private Visits Visa Fee

When applying for a Schengen visa, each person must pay a visa fee. This fee is non-refundable regardless of the visa result. The Schengen visa fee for citizens of Azerbaijan, Russia, and Armenia is currently 35 EUR. These three countries benefit from reduced visa costs under an agreement with the Schengen countries. In other countries, this amount is 80 EUR for people over 12 years old, 40 EUR for children 6-12 years old, and free for children under six years old.

In most cases, if you belong to one of the following categories, you are exempt from visa fees by providing relevant evidence:

  • Close relatives of those legally living in the Schengen area (close relatives include spouse, children (including adopted), parents (or guardians), grandmothers, grandfathers, grandchildren);
  • Pensioners;
  • Members of official delegations, including permanent members of official delegations, participating in formal meetings, consultations, negotiations, and exchange programs, as well as events of intergovernmental organizations based on an official invitation;
  • Pupils, students, graduate students, and pedagogical staff traveling with them for research and educational purposes within the framework of the official educational program;
  • People with disabilities and accompanying persons if necessary;
  • Participants of international sports events and persons accompanying them in connection with their professional activities;
  • Official visits of journalists and technical staff.

 

Where to Apply for Estonia Tourism/Other Private Visits Visa?

You will apply for an Estonia Tourism/Other Private Visits visa in Austria visa application centers, embassies, or consulates, whichever accepts visa applications in your country of residence. If there is none of them in your country, you need to apply to the nearest embassy or consulate to your location.

 


 

Estonia Business/Work Visa

This visa is designated for foreign national traveling for business or work:

  • Participants in official twin city programs
  • Employees traveling on business
  • Self-employed people
  • Drivers
  • Members of train, refrigerators, and locomotive crews
  • Aircrew (if under the visa requirement)
  • Journalists
  • Other short-term (90/180) laborers (if permissible with Schengen visa and relevant national law)

 

Required Documents for Estonia Business/Work Visa

 

1. Application Form

  • Typed or written by hand in block letters and neatly.
  • Signed personally by the applicant.

2. Photo

  • One passport photo not older than 6 months
  • Size 3,5x4,5
  • On the white background

3. Travel Document (Foreign Passport)

  • Valid for at least three months after the intended date of (last) departure from the Schengen area.
  • Containing at least two blank pages.
  • Issued within the previous ten years.

4. Old/Expired or Another Valid Foreign Passport

  • If the applicant has previous Schengen visas in an already expired foreign passport, that passport must be submitted as well.

5. National Identity Card and Resident Permit/Visa (if your country of residence and citizenship are different)

  • A copy of the documents must be presented along with other documents.
  • The required validity period for these documents is three months beyond the date of your travel to Estonia.

6. A Travel Medical Insurance Policy

  • Policies should cover the entire validity period of the visa and all of the planned days of stay
  • Insurance validity region should cover all Schengen countries
  • The insurance should cover a minimum of 30 000 Euros
  • Policies should cover your costs in case of sudden illness or accident and/ or assistance on-site, including the costs of medical repatriation of the insured person to the place of permanent residency or the repatriation in case of death.

7. Participants in Official Twin City Programmes

  • A written request from the head of administration/ mayor of the city where the twinning activity is to take place
  • A written request from the head of administration/ mayor of the sending city with full details of the participant

8. Employees Traveling on Business

  • A written request from a hosting firm or organization, an office or branch, state or local authority of your country and Estonia or organizing committees of trade and industrial exhibitions, conferences, and symposia to attend meetings, conferences or events connected with trade, industry, or work; if no such written request can be obtained, other proof of purpose of stay (e.g. information on participation in the conference, entrance ticket to trade fair, business correspondence, program of the business trip)
  • In case not already sufficiently demonstrated in the written request, proof of employment or economic activity (e.g. extract from the trade/fiscal registry or certificate for individual Business / Work or bank statement(s) covering at least three preceding months)

9. Self-employed People

  • A written request from a hosting firm or organization, an office or branch, state or local authority of your country and Estonia or organizing committees of trade and industrial exhibitions, conferences, and symposia to attend meetings, conferences or events connected with trade, industry, or work; if no such written request can be obtained, other proof of purpose of stay (e.g. information on participation in the conference, entrance ticket to trade fair, business correspondence, program of the business trip)
  • Proof of economic activity (e.g. extract from the trade/fiscal registry or certificate for individual Business / Work or bank statement(s) covering at least three preceding months)

10. Drivers (international cargo and passengers)

  • A written request from your country’s national association of carriers or the national association of carriers of Estonia stating the purpose, duration, and frequency of trips.

11. Members of Train, Refrigerators, and Locomotive Crews

  • A written request from the competent railway company of your country or a competent railway company of Estonia stating the purpose, duration, and frequency of trips
  • Aircrews (if under the visa requirement), a letter from the operating body

12. Journalists

  • A certificate or other document issued by a professional organization proving that the person is a qualified journalist
  • Letter from his/her employer stating the purpose of the journey is to carry out journalistic work
  • Freelance journalists: proof of journalistic activity (e.g. a press card or work contract) and proof of economic activity/ financial means (e.g. extract from the trade/fiscal registry or certificate for individual Business / Work or bank statement(s) covering at least three preceding months)
  • Other short-term (90/180 days) laborers (if permissible with Schengen visa and relevant national law)
  • Letter from the employer, employment contract, and/ or another document in accordance with the legislation of Estonia

13. Seamen – Transition through Schengen to Work On-board

  • Copy of seaman´s passport or identity card
  • A crew list
  • An invitation from the shipping company and/or an accompanying note from the applicant’s employer

*Additional documents can be required by the embassy.

 

Processing Time for Estonia Business/Work Visa

The average processing time for an Estonia Business/Work Visa is 5-20 working days. It depends on your visa application country.

 
Estonia Business/Work Visa Fee

When applying for a Schengen visa, each person must pay a visa fee. This fee is non-refundable regardless of the visa result. The Schengen visa fee for citizens of Azerbaijan, Russia, and Armenia is currently 35 EUR. These three countries benefit from reduced visa costs under an agreement with the Schengen countries. In other countries, this amount is 80 EUR for people over 12 years old, 40 EUR for children 6-12 years old, and free for children under six years old.

In most cases, if you belong to one of the following categories, you are exempt from visa fees by providing relevant evidence:

  • Close relatives of those legally living in the Schengen area (close relatives include spouse, children (including adopted), parents (or guardians), grandmothers, grandfathers, grandchildren);
  • Pensioners;
  • members of official delegations, including permanent members of official delegations, participating in formal meetings, consultations, negotiations and exchange programs, as well as events of intergovernmental organizations based on an official invitation;
  • Pupils, students, graduate students, and pedagogical staff traveling with them for research and educational purposes within the framework of the official educational program;
  • People with disabilities and accompanying persons if necessary;
  • Participants of international sports events and persons accompanying them in connection with their professional activities;
  • Official visits of journalists and technical staff.

 

Where to Apply for Estonia Business/Work  Visa?

You will apply for an Estonia Business/Work in Estonia visa application centers, embassies, or consulates, whichever accepts visa applications in your country of residence. If there is none of them in your country, you need to apply to the nearest embassy or consulate to your location.

 


 

Estonia Visiting Family and Friends Visa

This visa is designated for foreign national traveling for visiting close relatives/ family members or friends:

  • Close relatives visiting third country citizens residing legally in Estonia
  • Close relatives visiting EU (EEA and Swiss) citizens
  • Family members of EU (EEA) citizens have exercised their right of free movement under Directive 2004/38/EC
 
Required Documents for Estonia Visiting Close Relatives/Family Members or Friends Visa

 

1. Application Form

  • Typed or written by hand in block letters and neatly.
  • Signed personally by the applicant.

2. Photo

  • One passport photo not older than 6 months
  • Size 3,5x4,5
  • On the white background

3. Travel Document (Foreign Passport)

  • Valid for at least three months after the intended date of (last) departure from the Schengen area.
  • Containing at least two blank pages.
  • Issued within the previous ten years.

4. Old/Expired or Another Valid Foreign Passport

  • If the applicant has previous Schengen visas in an already expired foreign passport, that passport must be submitted as well.

5. National Identity Card and Resident Permit/Visa (if your country of residence and citizenship are different)

  • A copy of the documents must be presented along with other documents.
  • The required validity period for these documents is three months beyond the date of your travel to Estonia.

6. A Travel Medical Insurance Policy

  • Policies should cover the entire validity period of the visa and all of the planned days of stay
  • Insurance validity region should cover all Schengen countries
  • The insurance should cover a minimum of 30 000 Euros
  • Policies should cover your costs in case of sudden illness or accident and/ or assistance on-site, including the costs of medical repatriation of the insured person to the place of permanent residency or the repatriation in case of death.

7. Close Relatives Visiting Third Country Citizens Residing Legally in Estonia

  • A written request from the host person, whose authentic signature must be proved by the competent authority, in accordance with the legislation of Estonia
  • Proof of the legal residence of the inviting person
  • Proof of employment (with salary information); if not available, other proof of financial means and will to return (e.g. bank/credit card statement(s) covering at least three preceding months, proof of real estate property in your country, or proof of sponsorship.

8. Close Relatives Visiting EU (EEA and Swiss) Citizens

  • A written request from the host person, whose authentic signature must be proved by the competent authority, in accordance with the legislation of Estonia
  • Proof of the legal residence of the inviting person
  • Proof of employment (with salary information); if not available, other proof of financial means and will to return (e.g. bank/credit card statement(s) covering at least three preceding months, proof of real estate property in your country, or proof of sponsorship.

9. Family Members of EU (EEA) Citizens have Exercised Their Right of Free Movement Under Directive 2004/38/EC

  • Proof of the family tie according to the legislation of Estonia of residence and of the European Union

10. For Minors:

  • If the applicant is a minor (under 18 years) and travels alone or with one of his/ her parents, written, notarized consent of the second parent or the guardian is required.
  • If the consent cannot be provided, then other documents providing the reason for the lack of permission (single parent reference or other documents) are required.
  • The consent must be valid from the day of submitting a visa application, covering all Schengen countries.
  • Along with the original, a copy of the birth certificate is also required and should be prepared beforehand.

*Additional documents can be required by the embassy.

 

Processing Time for Estonia Visiting Close Relatives/Family Members or Friends Visa

The average processing time for an Estonia Visiting Close Relatives/Family Members or Friends visa is 5-20 working days. It depends on your visa application country.

 
Estonia Visiting Close Relatives/Family Members or Friends Visa Fee

When applying for a Schengen visa, each person must pay a visa fee. This fee is non-refundable regardless of the visa result. The Schengen visa fee for citizens of Azerbaijan, Russia, and Armenia is currently 35 EUR. These three countries benefit from reduced visa costs under an agreement with the Schengen countries. In other countries, this amount is 80 EUR for people over 12 years old, 40 EUR for children 6-12 years old, and free for children under six years old.

In most cases, if you belong to one of the following categories, you are exempt from visa fees by providing relevant evidence:

  • Close relatives of those legally living in the Schengen area (close relatives include spouse, children (including adopted), parents (or guardians), grandmothers, grandfathers, grandchildren);
  • Pensioners;
  • members of official delegations, including permanent members of official delegations, participating in formal meetings, consultations, negotiations and exchange programs, as well as events of intergovernmental organizations based on an official invitation;
  • Pupils, students, graduate students, and pedagogical staff traveling with them for research and educational purposes within the framework of the official educational program;
  • People with disabilities and accompanying persons if necessary;
  • Participants of international sports events and persons accompanying them in connection with their professional activities;
  • Official visits of journalists and technical staff.

 

Where to Apply for Estonia Visiting Close Relatives/Family Members or Friends Visa?

You will apply for an Estonia Visiting Close Relatives/Family Members or Friends visa in Estonia visa application centers, embassies, or consulates, whichever accepts visa applications in your country of residence. If there is none of them in your country, you need to apply to the nearest embassy or consulate to your location.

 


 

Estonia Cultural Visa

The Estonia Cultural Visa enables people to enter Estonia for cultural purposes.

 

Required Documents for Estonia Cultural Visa

 

1. Application Form

  • Typed or written by hand in block letters and neatly.
  • Signed personally by the applicant.

2. Photo

  • One passport photo not older than 6 months
  • Size 3,5x4,5
  • On the white background

3. Travel Document (Foreign Passport)

  • Valid for at least three months after the intended date of (last) departure from the Schengen area.
  • Containing at least two blank pages.
  • Issued within the previous ten years.

4. Old/Expired or Another Valid Foreign Passport

  • If the applicant has previous Schengen visas in an already expired foreign passport, that passport must be submitted as well.

5. National Identity Card and Resident Permit/Visa (if your country of residence and citizenship are different)

  • A copy of the documents must be presented along with other documents.
  • The required validity period for these documents is three months beyond the date of your travel to Estonia.

6. A Travel Medical Insurance Policy

  • Policies should cover the entire validity period of the visa and all of the planned days of stay
  • Insurance validity region should cover all Schengen countries
  • The insurance should cover a minimum of 30 000 Euros
  • Policies should cover your costs in case of sudden illness or accident and/ or assistance on-site, including the costs of medical repatriation of the insured person to the place of permanent residency or the repatriation in case of death.

7. Written Request from the Host Organisation in Estonia on Participation in Such Activities

8. In Case Not Included in the Written Request, a Separate Statement on Sponsorship Either from the Sending or Receiving Party (or other proof of financial means

9. For Minors:

  • If the applicant is a minor (under 18 years) and travels alone or with one of his/ her parents, written, notarized consent of the second parent or the guardian is required.
  • If the consent cannot be provided, then other documents providing the reason for the lack of permission (single parent reference or other documents) are required.
  • The consent must be valid from the day of submitting a visa application, covering all Schengen countries.
  • Along with the original, a copy of the birth certificate is also required and should be prepared beforehand.

*Additional documents can be required by the embassy.

 

Processing Time for Estonia Cultural Visa

The average processing time for an Estonia Cultural visa is 5-20 working days. It depends on your visa application country.

 
Estonia Cultural Visa Fee

When applying for a Schengen visa, each person must pay a visa fee. This fee is non-refundable regardless of the visa result. The Schengen visa fee for citizens of Azerbaijan, Russia, and Armenia is currently 35 EUR. These three countries benefit from reduced visa costs under an agreement with the Schengen countries. In other countries, this amount is 80 EUR for people over 12 years old, 40 EUR for children 6-12 years old, and free for children under six years old.

In most cases, if you belong to one of the following categories, you are exempt from visa fees by providing relevant evidence:

  • Close relatives of those legally living in the Schengen area (close relatives include spouse, children (including adopted), parents (or guardians), grandmothers, grandfathers, grandchildren);
  • Pensioners;
  • members of official delegations, including permanent members of official delegations, participating in formal meetings, consultations, negotiations and exchange programs, as well as events of intergovernmental organizations based on an official invitation;
  • Pupils, students, graduate students, and pedagogical staff traveling with them for research and educational purposes within the framework of the official educational program;
  • People with disabilities and accompanying persons if necessary;
  • Participants of international sports events and persons accompanying them in connection with their professional activities;
  • Official visits of journalists and technical staff.

 

Where to Apply for Estonia Cultural Visa?

You will apply for an Estonia Cultural visa in Estonia visa application centers, embassies, or consulates, whichever accepts visa applications in your country of residence. If there is none of them in your country, you need to apply to the nearest embassy or consulate to your location.

 


 

Estonia Sports Visa

The Estonia Sports Visa enables people to enter Estonia for sports purposes.

 
Required Documents for Estonia Sports Visa

 

1. Application Form

  • Typed or written by hand in block letters and neatly.
  • Signed personally by the applicant.

2. Photo

  • One passport photo not older than 6 months
  • Size 3,5x4,5
  • On the white background

3. Travel Document (Foreign Passport)

  • Valid for at least three months after the intended date of (last) departure from the Schengen area.
  • Containing at least two blank pages.
  • Issued within the previous ten years.

4. Old/Expired or Another Valid Foreign Passport

  • If the applicant has previous Schengen visas in an already expired foreign passport, that passport must be submitted as well.

5. National Identity Card and Resident Permit/Visa (if your country of residence and citizenship are different)

  • A copy of the documents must be presented along with other documents.
  • The required validity period for these documents is three months beyond the date of your travel to Estonia.

6. A Travel Medical Insurance Policy

  • Policies should cover the entire validity period of the visa and all of the planned days of stay
  • Insurance validity region should cover all Schengen countries
  • The insurance should cover a minimum of 30 000 Euros
  • Policies should cover your costs in case of sudden illness or accident and/ or assistance on-site, including the costs of medical repatriation of the insured person to the place of permanent residency or the repatriation in case of death.

7. Written Request from the Host Organisation (competent authority, national sports federation, or national Olympic committee), including information on the role of the persons

8. In Case not Included in the Written Request, a Separate Statement on Sponsorship Either from the Sending or Receiving Party (or other proof of financial means)

9. For Minors:

  • If the applicant is a minor (under 18 years) and travels alone or with one of his/ her parents, written, notarized consent of the second parent or the guardian is required.
  • If the consent cannot be provided, then other documents providing the reason for the lack of permission (single parent reference or other documents) are required.
  • The consent must be valid from the day of submitting a visa application, covering all Schengen countries.
  • Along with the original, a copy of the birth certificate is also required and should be prepared beforehand.

*Additional documents can be required by the embassy.

 

Processing Time for Estonia Estonia Sports Visa

The average processing time for an Estonia Estonia Sports visa is 5-20 working days. It depends on your visa application country.

 
Estonia Sports Visa Fee

When applying for a Schengen visa, each person must pay a visa fee. This fee is non-refundable regardless of the visa result. The Schengen visa fee for citizens of Azerbaijan, Russia, and Armenia is currently 35 EUR. These three countries benefit from reduced visa costs under an agreement with the Schengen countries. In other countries, this amount is 80 EUR for people over 12 years old, 40 EUR for children 6-12 years old, and free for children under six years old.

In most cases, if you belong to one of the following categories, you are exempt from visa fees by providing relevant evidence:

  • Close relatives of those legally living in the Schengen area (close relatives include spouse, children (including adopted), parents (or guardians), grandmothers, grandfathers, grandchildren);
  • Pensioners;
  • members of official delegations, including permanent members of official delegations, participating in formal meetings, consultations, negotiations and exchange programs, as well as events of intergovernmental organizations based on an official invitation;
  • Pupils, students, graduate students, and pedagogical staff traveling with them for research and educational purposes within the framework of the official educational program;
  • People with disabilities and accompanying persons if necessary;
  • Participants of international sports events and persons accompanying them in connection with their professional activities;
  • Official visits of journalists and technical staff.

 

Where to Apply for Estonia Sports Visa?

You will apply for an Estonia Sports visa in Estonia visa application centers, embassies, or consulates, whichever accepts visa applications in your country of residence. If there is none of them in your country, you need to apply to the nearest embassy or consulate to your location.

 


 

Estonia Official Visit Visa

The Estonia Official Visit Visa enables people to enter Estonia for official visit purposes.

 

Required Documents for Estonia Official Visit Visa

 

1. Application Form

  • Typed or written by hand in block letters and neatly.
  • Signed personally by the applicant.

2. Photo

  • One passport photo not older than 6 months
  • Size 3,5x4,5
  • On the white background

3. Travel Document (Foreign Passport)

  • Valid for at least three months after the intended date of (last) departure from the Schengen area.
  • Containing at least two blank pages.
  • Issued within the previous ten years.

4. Old/Expired or Another Valid Foreign Passport

     If the applicant has previous Schengen visas in an already expired foreign passport, that passport must be submitted as well.

5. National Identity Card and Resident Permit/Visa (if your country of residence and citizenship are different)

  • A copy of the documents must be presented along with other documents.
  • The required validity period for these documents is three months beyond the date of your travel to Estonia.

6. A Travel Medical Insurance Policy

  • Policies should cover the entire validity period of the visa and all of the planned days of stay
  • Insurance validity region should cover all Schengen countries
  • The insurance should cover a minimum of 30 000 Euros
  • Policies should cover your costs in case of sudden illness or accident and/ or assistance on-site, including the costs of medical repatriation of the insured person to the place of permanent residency or the repatriation in case of death.

7. Copy of the Official Invitation

8. Letter (e.g. verbal note) Issued by a Competent Authority of your Country Confirming that the Applicant is a Member of its Delegation Travelling to Estonia

*Additional documents can be required by the embassy.

 

Processing Time for Estonia Official Visit Visa

The average processing time for an Estonia Official Visit visa is 5-20 working days. It depends on your visa application country.

 
Estonia Official Visit Visa Fee

When applying for a Schengen visa, each person must pay a visa fee. This fee is non-refundable regardless of the visa result. The Schengen visa fee for citizens of Azerbaijan, Russia, and Armenia is currently 35 EUR. These three countries benefit from reduced visa costs under an agreement with the Schengen countries. In other countries, this amount is 80 EUR for people over 12 years old, 40 EUR for children 6-12 years old, and free for children under six years old.

In most cases, if you belong to one of the following categories, you are exempt from visa fees by providing relevant evidence:

  • Close relatives of those legally living in the Schengen area (close relatives include spouse, children (including adopted), parents (or guardians), grandmothers, grandfathers, grandchildren);
  • Pensioners;
  • members of official delegations, including permanent members of official delegations, participating in formal meetings, consultations, negotiations and exchange programs, as well as events of intergovernmental organizations based on an official invitation;
  • Pupils, students, graduate students, and pedagogical staff traveling with them for research and educational purposes within the framework of the official educational program;
  • People with disabilities and accompanying persons if necessary;
  • Participants of international sports events and persons accompanying them in connection with their professional activities;
  • Official visits of journalists and technical staff.

 

Where to Apply for Estonia Official Visit Visa?

You will apply for an Estonia Official Visit visa in Estonia visa application centers, embassies, or consulates, whichever accepts visa applications in your country of residence. If there is none of them in your country, you need to apply to the nearest embassy or consulate to your location.

 


 

Estonia Study (Schengen) Visa

An Estonia Schengen study visa is granted to you to undertake trips to Estonia for study or educational training, which requires staying in Estonia up to 90 days per half a year. The visa applies to Pupils, post-graduate students, and accompanying teachers who undertake trips for the purposes of study or educational training, including in the framework of exchange programs as well as other school-related activities.

 

Required Documents for Estonia Study (Schengen) Visa

 

1. Application Form

  • Typed or written by hand in block letters and neatly.
  • Signed personally by the applicant.

2. Photo

  • One passport photo not older than 6 months
  • Size 3,5x4,5
  • On the white background

3. Travel Document (Foreign Passport)

  • Valid for at least three months after the intended date of (last) departure from the Schengen area.
  • Containing at least two blank pages.
  • Issued within the previous ten years.

4. Old/Expired or Another Valid Foreign Passport

  • If the applicant has previous Schengen visas in an already expired foreign passport, that passport must be submitted as well.

5. National Identity Card and Resident Permit/Visa (if your country of residence and citizenship are different)

  • A copy of the documents must be presented along with other documents.
  • The required validity period for these documents is three months beyond the date of your travel to Estonia.

6. A Travel Medical Insurance Policy

  • Policies should cover the entire validity period of the visa and all of the planned days of stay
  • Insurance validity region should cover all Schengen countries
  • The insurance should cover a minimum of 30 000 Euros
  • Policies should cover your costs in case of sudden illness or accident and/ or assistance on-site, including the costs of medical repatriation of the insured person to the place of permanent residency or the repatriation in case of death.

7. Written Request or Certificate of Enrolment or Student Card by the Host University, Academy, Institute, College, or School or Certificate of the Courses to Be Attended

8. In Case not Included in the Written Request, a Separate Statement on Sponsorship Either from the Sending or Receiving Party (or other proof of financial means)

9. For Minors:

  • If the applicant is a minor (under 18 years) and travels alone or with one of his/ her parents, written, notarized consent of the second parent or the guardian is required.
  • If the consent cannot be provided, then other documents providing the reason for the lack of permission (single parent reference or other documents) are required.
  • The consent must be valid from the day of submitting a visa application, covering all Schengen countries.
  • Along with the original, a copy of the birth certificate is also required and should be prepared beforehand.

*Additional documents can be required by the embassy.

 

Processing Time for Estonia Study (Schengen) Visa

The average processing time for an Estonia Study (Schengen) visa is 5-20 working days. It depends on your visa application country.

 
Estonia Study (Schengen) Visa Fee

When applying for a Schengen visa, each person must pay a visa fee. This fee is non-refundable regardless of the visa result. The Schengen visa fee for citizens of Azerbaijan, Russia, and Armenia is currently 35 EUR. These three countries benefit from reduced visa costs under an agreement with the Schengen countries. In other countries, this amount is 80 EUR for people over 12 years old, 40 EUR for children 6-12 years old, and free for children under six years old.

In most cases, if you belong to one of the following categories, you are exempt from visa fees by providing relevant evidence:

  • Close relatives of those legally living in the Schengen area (close relatives include spouse, children (including adopted), parents (or guardians), grandmothers, grandfathers, grandchildren);
  • Pensioners;
  • members of official delegations, including permanent members of official delegations, participating in formal meetings, consultations, negotiations and exchange programs, as well as events of intergovernmental organizations based on an official invitation;
  • Pupils, students, graduate students, and pedagogical staff traveling with them for research and educational purposes within the framework of the official educational program;
  • People with disabilities and accompanying persons if necessary;
  • Participants of international sports events and persons accompanying them in connection with their professional activities;
  • Official visits of journalists and technical staff.

 

Where to Apply for Estonia Study (Schengen) Visa?

You will apply for an Estonia Study (Schengen) visa in Estonia visa application centers, embassies, or consulates, whichever accepts visa applications in your country of residence. If there is none of them in your country, you need to apply to the nearest embassy or consulate to your location.

Estonia Transit Visa

Estonia Transit Visa

This visa applies to the foreign nationals that are required to travel through Estonia on way to a third country.

 

Required Documents for Estonia Transit Visa

 

1. Application Form

  • Typed or written by hand in block letters and neatly.
  • Signed personally by the applicant.

2. Photo

  • One passport photo not older than 6 months
  • Size 3,5x4,5
  • On the white background

3. Travel Document (Foreign Passport)

  • Valid for at least three months after the intended date of (last) departure from the Schengen area.
  • Containing at least two blank pages.
  • Issued within the previous ten years.

4. Old/Expired or Another Valid Foreign Passport

  •  If the applicant has previous Schengen visas in an already expired foreign passport, that passport must be submitted as well.

5. National Identity Card and Resident Permit/Visa (if your country of residence and citizenship are different)

  • A copy of the documents must be presented along with other documents.
  • The required validity period for these documents is three months beyond the date of your travel to Estonia.

6. A Travel Medical Insurance Policy

  • Policies should cover the entire validity period of the visa and all of the planned days of stay
  • Insurance validity region should cover all Schengen countries
  • The insurance should cover a minimum of 30 000 Euros
  • Policies should cover your costs in case of sudden illness or accident and/ or assistance on-site, including the costs of medical repatriation of the insured person to the place of permanent residency or the repatriation in case of death.

7. Documents Related to the Onward Journey to the Final Destination (visa or another entry permit for the third country of destination; tickets for the onward journey).

8. Proof of Employment (with salary information); if not Available, Other Proof of Financial Means and will to Return (e.g. bank/credit statement(s) Covering at Least Three Preceding Months, Proof of Real Estate Property in your Country, or Proof of Sponsorship

9. For Minors:

  • If the applicant is a minor (under 18 years) and travels alone or with one of his/ her parents, written, notarized consent of the second parent or the guardian is required.
  • If the consent cannot be provided, then other documents providing the reason for the lack of permission (single parent reference or other documents) are required.
  • The consent must be valid from the day of submitting a visa application, covering all Schengen countries.
  • Along with the original, a copy of the birth certificate is also required and should be prepared beforehand.

*Additional documents can be required by the embassy.

 

Processing Time for Estonia Transit Visa

The average processing time for an Estonia Transit visa is 5-20 working days. It depends on your visa application country.

 
Estonia Transit Visa Fee

When applying for a Schengen visa, each person must pay a visa fee. This fee is non-refundable regardless of the visa result. The Schengen visa fee for citizens of Azerbaijan, Russia, and Armenia is currently 35 EUR. These three countries benefit from reduced visa costs under an agreement with the Schengen countries. In other countries, this amount is 80 EUR for people over 12 years old, 40 EUR for children 6-12 years old, and free for children under six years old.

In most cases, if you belong to one of the following categories, you are exempt from visa fees by providing relevant evidence:

  • Close relatives of those legally living in the Schengen area (close relatives include spouse, children (including adopted), parents (or guardians), grandmothers, grandfathers, grandchildren);
  • Pensioners;
  • members of official delegations, including permanent members of official delegations, participating in formal meetings, consultations, negotiations and exchange programs, as well as events of intergovernmental organizations based on an official invitation;
  • Pupils, students, graduate students, and pedagogical staff traveling with them for research and educational purposes within the framework of the official educational program;
  • People with disabilities and accompanying persons if necessary;
  • Participants of international sports events and persons accompanying them in connection with their professional activities;
  • Official visits of journalists and technical staff.

 

Where to Apply for Estonia Transit Visa?

You will apply for an Estonia Transit visa in Estonia visa application centers, embassies, or consulates, whichever accepts visa applications in your country of residence. If there is none of them in your country, you need to apply to the nearest embassy or consulate to your location.

Estonia National Visa

If you wish to reside in Estonia for an extended period (more than 90 days), you need to apply for a long-term visa. There are the following types of Estonia long-term visas:

  • Study
  • Employment
  • Start-up business
  • Family reunion 

 

Visa Cost for Estonia Long-stay Visa

The state fee for examining Estonia D-visa (National) application is 100 EUR, the state fee for children from the age of six years to age 12 years is 35 EUR.

Following applicants are waived from the requirement to pay a fee for Estonia D-visa:

  • Children under six years
  • Family members of citizens of Estonia
  • Family members of citizens of an EU country, EEA country, or the Swiss Confederation according to the Citizen of the European Union Act 
  • Persons who enter Estonia by invitation of the President of the Republic, a member of the Board of the Riigikogu, a member of the Government of the Republic, the Chancellor of Justice, the Auditor General, the Chief Justice of the Supreme Court, or the Commander of the Defence Forces for the promotion of substantiated cultural interests, foreign policy, development policy or other significant public interest or for humanitarian considerations
  • Holders of diplomatic and service passports
  • Citizens of Ukraine and Belarus

 


 

Estonia Study (National) Visa

This visa is intended to permit foreign nationals to obtain a long-term visa, allowing them to stay in Estonia for a longer period. This visa applies to those who are admitted to the state college or state university in Estonia.

 
Required Documents for Estonia Study (National) Visa

 

1. Application Form

  • Typed or written by hand in block letters and neatly.
  • Signed personally by the applicant.

2. Photo

  • One passport photo not older than 6 months
  • Size 3,5x4,5
  • On the white background

3. Travel Document (Foreign Passport)

  • Valid for at least three months after the intended date of (last) departure from the Schengen area.
  • Containing at least two blank pages.
  • Issued within the previous ten years.

4. Old/Expired or Another Valid Foreign Passport

  • If the applicant has previous Schengen visas in an already expired foreign passport, that passport must be submitted as well.

5. National Identity Card and Resident Permit/Visa (if your country of residence and citizenship are different)

  • A copy of the documents must be presented along with other documents.
  • The required validity period for these documents is three months beyond the date of your travel to Estonia.

6. Travel Medical Insurance

  • Travel medical insurance must cover any expenses which might arise in connection with repatriation for medical reasons, urgent medical attention, and/or emergency hospital treatment or death, during their stay.
  • The insurance shall be valid throughout the territory of the Schengen Member States and cover the entire period of the person’s intended stay or transit.
  • The minimum coverage shall be 30.000 EUR
  • As a rule, travel medical insurance must be valid for the whole period of the requested visa. If the applicant will be covered with Estonian health insurance (Haigekassa) after arrival to Estonia, travel medical insurance must cover only the period until Estonian health insurance (Haigekassa) insurance becomes valid. For example – if a person applies for a visa for short-term employment, travel medical insurance must cover the travel period and first 14 days of working.

7. Documents Proving that Applicant has Sufficient Financial Means for Long-term Stay in Estonia

  • For long-term stay amount of financial means must be at least 300 Euros per person in months
  • If you are presenting somebody else’s (e.g. parents, relatives) bank statements or statements, please include a copy of his/her passport and written consent.

8. Documents Proving that Person has Accommodation in Estonia

  • These documents can be hotel reservations, rental agreements, or confirmation of the owner of the living quarters.
  • If the applicant cannot present documents for the whole period of stay, the documents proving temporary accommodation can be presented.

9. Confirmation of the Educational Institution about the Admission of the Applicant

*Additional documents can be required by the embassy.

 

Processing Time for Estonia Study (National) Visa

The average processing time for an Estonia Study (National) visa is 10-35 working days. It depends on your visa application country.

 
Estonia Study (National) Visa Fee

The state fee for examining Estonia D-visa (National) application is 100 EUR, the state fee for children from the age of six years to age 12 years is 35 EUR.

Following applicants are waived from the requirement to pay a fee for Estonia D-visa:

  • Children under six years;
  • Family members of citizens of Estonia;
  • Family members of citizens of an EU country, EEA country, or the Swiss Confederation according to the Citizen of the European Union Act ;
  • Persons who enter Estonia by invitation of the President of the Republic, a member of the Board of the Riigikogu, a member of the Government of the Republic, the Chancellor of Justice, the Auditor General, the Chief Justice of the Supreme Court, or the Commander of the Defence Forces for the promotion of substantiated cultural interests, foreign policy, development policy or other significant public interest or for humanitarian considerations;
  • Holders of diplomatic and service passports;
  • Citizens of Ukraine and Belarus.

 

Where to Apply for Estonia Study (National) Visa?

You will apply for an Estonia Study (National) visa in Estonia visa application centers, embassies, or consulates, whichever accepts visa applications in your country of residence. If there is none of them in your country, you need to apply to the nearest embassy or consulate to your location.

 


 

Estonia Employment Visa

This visa is intended to permit foreign nationals to obtain a long-term visa, allowing them to stay in Estonia for a longer period. This visa applies for those who want to work within the legal frame of employment upon taking an employment permit and the work permit as per appointed procedure from competent regional authorities.

 

Required Documents for Estonia Employment Visa

 

1. Application Form

  • Typed or written by hand in block letters and neatly.
  • Signed personally by the applicant.

2. Photo

  • One passport photo not older than 6 months
  • Size 3,5x4,5
  • On the white background

3. Travel Document (Foreign Passport)

  • Valid for at least three months after the intended date of (last) departure from the Schengen area.
  • Containing at least two blank pages.
  • Issued within the previous ten years.

4. Old/Expired or Another Valid Foreign Passport

  • If the applicant has previous Schengen visas in an already expired foreign passport, that passport must be submitted as well.

5. National Identity Card and Resident Permit/Visa (if your country of residence and citizenship are different)

  • A copy of the documents must be presented along with other documents.
  • The required validity period for these documents is three months beyond the date of your travel to Estonia.

6. Travel Medical Insurance

  • Travel medical insurance must cover any expenses which might arise in connection with repatriation for medical reasons, urgent medical attention, and/or emergency hospital treatment or death, during their stay.
  • The insurance shall be valid throughout the territory of the Schengen Member States and cover the entire period of the person’s intended stay or transit.
  • The minimum coverage shall be 30 000 Euros.
  • As a rule, travel medical insurance must be valid for the whole period of the requested visa. If the applicant will be covered with Estonian health insurance (Haigekassa) after arrival to Estonia, travel medical insurance must cover only the period until Estonian health insurance (Haigekassa) insurance becomes valid. For example – if a person applies for a visa for short-term employment, travel medical insurance must cover the travel period and first 14 days of working.

7. Documents Proving that Applicant has Sufficient Financial Means for Long-term Stay in Estonia

  • For long-term stay amount of financial means must be at least 300 EUR per person in months

8. Documents Proving that Person has Accommodation in Estonia

  • These documents can be hotel reservations, rental agreements, or confirmation of the owner of the living quarters.
  • If the applicant cannot present documents for the whole period of stay, the documents proving temporary accommodation can be presented.

9. Printout of the Confirmation of the Registration of the Employment

*Additional documents can be required by the embassy.

 

Processing Time for Estonia Employment Visa

The average processing time for an Estonia Employment visa is 10-35 working days. It depends on your visa application country.

 
Estonia Employment Visa Fee

The state fee for examining Estonia D-visa (National) application is 100 EUR, the state fee for children from the age of six years to age 12 years is 35 EUR.

Following applicants are waived from the requirement to pay a fee for Estonia D-visa:

  • Children under six years;
  • Family members of citizens of Estonia;
  • Family members of citizens of an EU country, EEA country, or the Swiss Confederation according to the Citizen of the European Union Act ;
  • Persons who enter Estonia by invitation of the President of the Republic, a member of the Board of the Riigikogu, a member of the Government of the Republic, the Chancellor of Justice, the Auditor General, the Chief Justice of the Supreme Court, or the Commander of the Defence Forces for the promotion of substantiated cultural interests, foreign policy, development policy or other significant public interest or for humanitarian considerations;
  • Holders of diplomatic and service passports;
  • Citizens of Ukraine and Belarus.

 

Where to Apply for Estonia Employment Visa?

You will apply for an Estonia Employment visa in Estonia visa application centers, embassies, or consulates, whichever accepts visa applications in your country of residence. If there is none of them in your country, you need to apply to the nearest embassy or consulate to your location.


 

Estonia Start-up Business Visa

If you wish to realize your start-up business plans in Estonia, you should apply for this type of visa beforehand.

 

Required Documents for Estonia Start-up Business Visa

 

1. Application Form

  • Typed or written by hand in block letters and neatly.
  • Signed personally by the applicant.

2. Photo

  • One passport photo not older than 6 months
  • Size 3,5x4,5
  • On the white background

3. Travel Document (Foreign Passport)

  • Valid for at least three months after the intended date of (last) departure from the Schengen area.
  • Containing at least two blank pages.
  • Issued within the previous ten years.

4. Old/Expired or Another Valid Foreign Passport

  • If the applicant has previous Schengen visas in an already expired foreign passport, that passport must be submitted as well.

5. National Identity Card and Resident Permit/Visa (if your country of residence and citizenship are different)

  • A copy of the documents must be presented along with other documents.
  • The required validity period for these documents is three months beyond the date of your travel to Estonia.

6. Travel Medical Insurance

  • Travel medical insurance must cover any expenses which might arise in connection with repatriation for medical reasons, urgent medical attention, and/or emergency hospital treatment or death, during their stay.
  • The insurance shall be valid throughout the territory of the Schengen Member States and cover the entire period of the person’s intended stay or transit.
  • The minimum coverage shall be 30.000 EUR
  • As a rule, travel medical insurance must be valid for the whole period of the requested visa. If the applicant will be covered with Estonian health insurance (Haigekassa) after arrival to Estonia, travel medical insurance must cover only the period until Estonian health insurance (Haigekassa) insurance becomes valid. For example – if a person applies for a visa for short-term employment, travel medical insurance must cover the travel period and first 14 days of working.

7. Documents Proving that the Applicant has Sufficient Financial Means for Long-term Stay in Estonia

  • The number of financial means must be at least 4.50 euros per person per day (approximately 140 Euros per person per month)

8. Documents Proving that Person Has Accommodation in Estonia

  • These documents can be hotel reservations, rental agreements, or confirmation of the owner of the living quarters.
  • If the applicant cannot present documents for the whole period of stay, the documents proving temporary accommodation can be presented.

9. Printout of the Decision of the Startup Committee

*Additional documents can be required by the embassy.

 

Processing Time for Estonia Start-up Business Visa

The average processing time for an Estonia Start-up Business visa is 10-35 working days. It depends on your visa application country.

 
Estonia Start-up Business Visa Fee

The state fee for examining Estonia D-visa (National) application is 100 EUR, the state fee for children from the age of six years to age 12 years is 35 EUR.

Following applicants are waived from the requirement to pay a fee for Estonia D-visa:

  • Children under six years;
  • Family members of citizens of Estonia;
  • Family members of citizens of an EU country, EEA country, or the Swiss Confederation according to the Citizen of the European Union Act ;
  • Persons who enter Estonia by invitation of the President of the Republic, a member of the Board of the Riigikogu, a member of the Government of the Republic, the Chancellor of Justice, the Auditor General, the Chief Justice of the Supreme Court, or the Commander of the Defence Forces for the promotion of substantiated cultural interests, foreign policy, development policy or other significant public interest or for humanitarian considerations;
  • Holders of diplomatic and service passports;
  • Citizens of Ukraine and Belarus.

 

Where to Apply for Estonia Start-up Business Visa?

You will apply for an Estonia Start-up Business visa in Estonia visa application centers, embassies, or consulates, whichever accepts visa applications in your country of residence. If there is none of them in your country, you need to apply to the nearest embassy or consulate to your location.

 


 

Estonia Family Reunion Visa

This visa is intended to permit foreign nationals to obtain a long-term visa, allowing them to stay in Estonia for a longer period. This visa applies to family members of Estonia nationals and wishing to obtain a permit for long-term residence in Estonia.

 

Required Documents for Estonia Family Reunion Visa

 

1. Application Form

  • Typed or written by hand in block letters and neatly.
  • Signed personally by the applicant.

2. Photo

  • One passport photo not older than 6 months
  • Size 3,5x4,5
  • On the white background

3. Travel Document (Foreign Passport)

  • Valid for at least three months after the intended date of (last) departure from the Schengen area.
  • Containing at least two blank pages.
  • Issued within the previous ten years.

4. Old/Expired or Another Valid Foreign Passport

  • If the applicant has previous Schengen visas in an already expired foreign passport, that passport must be submitted as well.

5. National Identity Card and Resident Permit/Visa (if your country of residence and citizenship are different)

  • A copy of the documents must be presented along with other documents.
  • The required validity period for these documents is three months beyond the date of your travel to Estonia.

6. Travel Medical Insurance

  • Travel medical insurance must cover any expenses which might arise in connection with repatriation for medical reasons, urgent medical attention, and/or emergency hospital treatment or death, during their stay.
  • The insurance shall be valid throughout the territory of the Schengen Member States and cover the entire period of the person’s intended stay or transit.
  • The minimum coverage shall be 30.000 EUR
  • As a rule, travel medical insurance must be valid for the whole period of the requested visa. If the applicant will be covered with Estonian health insurance (Haigekassa) after arrival to Estonia, travel medical insurance must cover only the period until Estonian health insurance (Haigekassa) insurance becomes valid. For example – if a person applies for a visa for short-term employment, travel medical insurance must cover the travel period and first 14 days of working.

7. Documents Proving that the Applicant has Sufficient Financial Means for Long-term Stay in Estonia

  • For long-term stay amount of financial means must be at least 300 Euros per person in months

8. Documents Proving that Person has Accommodation in Estonia

  • These documents can be hotel reservations, rental agreements, or confirmation of the owner of the living quarters.
  • If the applicant cannot present documents for the whole period of stay, the documents proving temporary accommodation can be presented.

9. Document Proving Family Relations (birth or marriage certificate)

  • If the applicant is an adult child who due to his or her health status or disability is unable to cope independently – documents proving his or her health status or disability.

10.  Marriage Certificate

      a) Estonia Marriage Certificate:

  • Estonia certificate of marriage, along with certified copies.

      b) Foreign Marriage Certificate:

  • Foreign documents or certificates are often only recognized by the authorities of a state if their authenticity and evidentiary value has been determined by a special procedure.

*Additional documents can be required by the embassy.

 

Processing Time for Estonia Family Reunion Visa

The average processing time for an Estonia Family Reunion visa is 10-35 working days. It depends on your visa application country.

 
Estonia Family Reunion Visa Fee

The state fee for examining Estonia D-visa (National) application is 100 EUR, the state fee for children from the age of six years to age 12 years is 35 EUR.

Following applicants are waived from the requirement to pay a fee for Estonia D-visa:

  • Children under six years;
  • Family members of citizens of Estonia;
  • Family members of citizens of an EU country, EEA country, or the Swiss Confederation according to the Citizen of the European Union Act ;
  • Persons who enter Estonia by invitation of the President of the Republic, a member of the Board of the Riigikogu, a member of the Government of the Republic, the Chancellor of Justice, the Auditor General, the Chief Justice of the Supreme Court, or the Commander of the Defence Forces for the promotion of substantiated cultural interests, foreign policy, development policy or other significant public interest or for humanitarian considerations;
  • Holders of diplomatic and service passports;
  • Citizens of Ukraine and Belarus.

 

Where to Apply for Estonia Family Reunion Visa?

You will apply for an Estonia Family Reunion visa in Estonia visa application centers, embassies, or consulates, whichever accepts visa applications in your country of residence. If there is none of them in your country, you need to apply to the nearest embassy or consulate to your location.

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FAQ

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Is it possible to apply for an Estonian visa at the border?

Generally, it is not possible to apply for an Estonian visa at the border.

In exceptional cases, a visa may be applied for and issued at a border checkpoint. The decision regarding exceptional visa issuance at the border is made by the Head of the Border Guard Administration.

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When can I lodge my Estonian visa application?

Your Estonian visa application should in principle be lodged at least 15 calendar days before the intended visit and cannot be lodged earlier than six months before the start of the intended visit.

However, it is recommended that while you lodge a visa application national holidays of the country of residence in Estonia should be considered. Please note that during holidays the operation of certain consular services may be reduced.

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What are supporting documents that prove my intention to leave the Schengen area upon the expiration of the visa?

These documents generally include the following:

  • Return tickets
  • Documents that confirm sufficient means of subsistence
  • Proof of employment
  • Proof of real estate in the country of residence
  • Proof of ties with the country of residence (family ties, professional status)
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Do I have to present any other document at the Schengen external border besides the Estonian Schengen visa in my travel document?

Possession of a Schengen visa does not grant an automatic right to enter the Schengen area.

At the external border, the visa holder may be requested to produce a travel insurance, documents justifying the purpose and conditions of the intended stay and that they have sufficient means of subsistence, both for the period of the intended stay and for the return to their country of origin or transit to a third state into which they are certain to be admitted, or are in a position to acquire such means lawfully.

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I am a non-EU citizen and have an Estonian resident permit. Do I need to apply for a visa to travel to Schengen states?

Estonian residence permit entitles an individual with the right to travel in all Schengen States.

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What is the difference between a single-entry and a multiple-entry Estonian Schengen visa?

A single-entry visa allows its holder to enter a Schengen Area only once for a specified period. Once you leave the Schengen Area, you entered the visa validity expires, even if the period allowed to stay in the Schengen Area is not over yet. In contrast, a multiple-entry visa allows its holder to go in and out of the Schengen Area as pleased.

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What are the terms of an Estonian start-up visa? What are the options after the end of the visa?

In principle, the startup visa allows foreign entrepreneurs to settle in Estonia for up to 18 months to establish their startup. A visa for startup entrepreneurship may be issued for up to 365 days and extended for up to 183 days. For prospective startup entrepreneurs, who have established their startup in Estonia and wish to stay longer, it is possible to apply for a temporary residence permit for entrepreneurship. For startups, the general investment requirement (65 000 EUR) to apply for a residence permit for entrepreneurship does not apply. A temporary residence permit for entrepreneurship may be issued for up to five years.

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The Estonian Consulate has issued my visa, could I use this visa to make a side trip to other European countries (for example, to Latvia or Finland)?

Yes, you can. According to the Schengen agreement, visas are also valid for Austria, Belgium, the Czech Republic, Denmark, Estonia, Finland, France, Greece, Hungary, Iceland, Italy, Latvia, Liechtenstein, Lithuania, Luxembourg, Malta, the Netherlands, Norway, Poland, Portugal, Slovakia, Slovenia, Spain, Sweden, and Switzerland.

However, you always must apply at the consulate of the country, which is your primary destination.

If you intend to visit several of the countries mentioned above but do not have a primary destination, you should apply at the consulate of the country, which is your first point of entry.

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Must I apply in person for an Estonian visa?

First time applicant without available fingerprints from a previous Schengen visa must apply in person to do the biometric data capture. The fingerprints are available for five years. If you previously have presented yourself in person and have available biometrics in the form of fingerprints and photograph you do not need to apply in person.

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Does everyone have to provide fingerprints?

Most visa applicants must provide fingerprints, with a few exceptions. Those who are not required to give fingerprints are:

  • Children under the age of 12.
  • Persons who, for physical reasons, are not able to have their fingerprints taken.
  • Heads of state or government and members of national governments or their official delegations when they are invited by the governments of member states or international organizations for an official purpose.

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This thumbnail size country, underrated and undiscovered (yet) MUST BE on your go-to list. Don’t ponder too much over concerns like - is it safe...
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