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

EU Citizens Family Member

EU citizens family members, irrespective of their nationality, have the right to accompany or join EU citizens in a Member State other than that of EU citizens nationality.

Important is that they should arrive in Estonia either accompanying the said person or to the said person.

The following persons are EU citizens family membersas defined by the Directive:

  1. the spouse;
  2. the partner with whom the Union citizen has contracted a registered partnership, on the basis of the legislation of a Member State,  if the legislation of the host Member State treats registered partnerships as equivalent to marriage and in accordance with the conditions laid down in the relevant legislation of the host Member State;
  3. the direct descendants who are under the age of 21 or are dependants and those of the spouse or partner as defined in point (b);
  4. the dependent direct relatives in the ascending line and those of the spouse or partner as defined in point (b)

The above family members enjoy the rights granted by the Directive when they join or accompany an EU citizen. EU citizens family member apply for entry visa to Schengen under simplified conditions and they do not have to pay any charge for a visa application.

Requirements:

  • passport or other travel document, including copy, valid for at least three months after departing from the Schengen-area;
  • A completed application form;
  • One photograph of passport style and size [35 x 45 mm] for all applicants, including minors;
  • Documentation proving that you belong to one of the categories mentioned;
    above (marriage certificate, certificate of registration of partnership, birth certificate or other official documentation). The document needs to be legalized or certified with an apostille certificate, if an international agreement does not foresee otherwise;
  • If necessary, consul is enabled to ask a copy of passport of the relative who is EU citizen.