Diplomatic missions and consular posts of Estonia are following when processing visa applications the regulation establishing a Community Code on Visas (Visa Code).Visa Code establishes the procedures and conditions for issuing visas for transit and stays in the territory of the Member States not exceeding three months in any six-month period.
At the time of submission of the application, 10 fingerprints of the applicant will be collected. Therefore, you must submit your visa application to the Embassy of Estonia in person.
The following applicants shall be exempt from the requirement to give fingerprints:
Visa application may also be submitted through an authorised representative or a commercial intermediary. A representative may be:
At the request of a consular officer, you are required to appear at the Embassy in person in order to provide explanations concerning facts which are relevant in application for the visa.
A visa application should in principle be lodged at least 15 calendar days before the intended visit and cannot be lodged earlier than three months before the start of the intended visit.
The processing time at the Embassy of Estonia is 10 working days. That period may be extended up to a maximum of 30 calendar days in individual cases, notably when further scrutiny of the application is needed or in cases of representation where the authorities of the represented Member State are consulted. Exceptionally, when additional documentation is needed in specific cases, the period may be extended up to a maximum of 60 calendar days.