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

State Fee for Processing the Visa Application

According to Visa Code of EU from February, 02 2020 state fee for a visa will be changed to 80 euro!

Information about state fees

Airport transit visa (A) 60 €
Short-term visa (C) 60 €
Short-term visa (C) children 6-12 years 35 €
EU agreements on the facilitation of the issuance of visas (applies for the citizens of the Russian Federation and Ukraine) One-time and multiple-entry visa 35 €;
urgent visa 70 €
EU agreements on the facilitation of the issuance of visas (applies for the citizens of Albania, Armenia, Azerbaijan, Bosnia and Herzegovina, FYROM, Georgia, Montenegro, Serbia and Moldova) One-time and multiple-entry visa 35 €

STATE FEE ONLY IN EURO!

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

  • SEB Pank EE891010220034796011 SWIFT: EEUHEE2X
  • Swedbank EE932200221023778606 SWIFT: HABAEE2X
  • Danske Bank EE403300333416110002 SWIFT: FOREEE2X
  • Nordea Pank EE701700017001577198 SWIFT: NDEAEE2X
  • Reference number of the MINISTRY OF FOREIGN AFFAIRS:
  • Review of visa applications – 2900073630

Please be advised that these bank accounts can only be used when the visa is applied for at the Estonian representations.

The following persons are exempted from paying the visa fee:

  • Children under 6 years.
  • A family member of an Estonian or an EU/ EEA citizen of a third country whose nationals are required to hold a visa for the Schengen area
  • Persons who intend to attend meetings of the United Nations or its organizations, the Council of Europe, the European Union or the Organization for Security and Cooperation in Europe to be held in Estonia.
  • School children, students, post-graduate students and accompanying teachers who undertake trips for the purpose only of study or educational training.
  • Researchers coming from third countries travelling in the Community for conducting scientific research with a view to facilitating proceedings carried out by Member States for issuing uniform short -stay visas.
  • Persons invited by Parliament or the Estonian Government.
  • Anyone who, by virtue of an international convention, is entitled to a visa free of charge.
    Representatives of non-profit organizations aged 25 years or less participating in seminars, conferences, sports, cultural or educational events organized by non-profit organizations.
  • Holders of diplomatic and service passports
  • According to Visa Facilitation Agreements