An emergency situation has been declared in Estonia due to the pandemic spread of the coronavirus in the world.

From 17 March there will be a temporary restriction on entry to Estonia for foreign nationals who do not hold an Estonian residence permit or right of residence, or have family members in Estonia. Foreigners are allowed to transit Estonia on the way to their home country if they do not show symptoms of COVID-19. At the border control travel documents and medical symptoms will be checked.There are no restrictions on exiting the country.

We care about your and everyone’s health. For this reason and in order to stop the spread of the coronavirus and flu, we kindly ask you to seriously consider whether coming to the representation is essential, and refrain from doing so if you are not feeling well, suspect that you or a family member has become infected, or you or a family member has been in an area of the coronavirus epidemic in the past 14 days. Thank you for your understanding!

In addition to previous measures, restrictions on movement are in force in Estonia from 14 March in line with the emergency situation.

On 17 March 2020, applications for Schengen visas and long-stay visas to Estonia can no longer be submitted at representations and visa centres of external service providers. This also applies to Schengen visa applications that are processed by Estonia on behalf of another member state.

Further information

Appeal the Decision on Refusal, Annulment or Revocation of a Visa

As of 05.04.2011 a foreign citizen has the right to appeal the decision on refusal, annulment or revocation of a visa.

The refused visa applicant or a visa holder whose visa has been annulled or revoked can turn to the relevant representation by submitting a written application within 15 calendar days as of the date of the lodging of an appeal.

The fee charged for processing the appeal is 20 EUR. The appeal fee strictly should be pre-paid to the bank before submitting an application! 

Bank account of JSC “Alfa-bank” in RK for collecting the appeal fee:

  • Estonian Embassy in RK
  • BIN 110650016094
  • BANK JSC „ALFA-BANK“ IN NUR-SULTAN
  • IBAN KZ519470978907119322
  • CODE 21
  • SWIFT  ALFAKZKA

Bank accounts of the MINISTRY OF FINANCE for collecting the appeal fee are the following:

– SEB Pank EE891010220034796011 SWIFT: EEUHEE2X

– Swedbank EE932200221023778606 SWIFT: HABAEE2X

– Luminor Bank AS EE701700017001577198 SWIFT: NDEAEE2X

Please note, the fee will be taken for the review of an appeal.