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Who requires a visa?
Nationals of the member states of the European Union (EU) and the European Economic Area (EEA) and any third-country national who is a holder of a residence permit of a Schengen state do not need a visa to enter Estonia.
The holders of passports of the following countries do not need a visa to enter Estonia for stays of no more than three months in a 6 month period:
Albania, Andorra, Antigua and Barbuda, Argentina, Australia, Bahamas, Barbados, Bosnia & Herzegovina, Brazil, Brunei, Canada, Chile, Costa Rica, Croatia, El Salvador, Guatemala, Holy See, Honduras, Hong Kong Special Administrative Region, Israel, Japan, Macao Special Administrative Region, Macedonia*, Malaysia, Mauritius, Mexico, Monaco, Montenegro*, New Zealand, Nicaragua, Panama, Paraguay, San Marino, Serbia*, Seychelles, Singapore, South Korea, St Kitts-Nevis, Taiwan, United States of America, Uruguay, Vatican City, Venezuela.
*Only for the biometrical passports holders
The holders of diplomatic and service passports of the following countries do not need a visa to enter Estonia for stays of no more than three months in a 6 month period: Bolivia, Georgia, Kazakhstan, Moldova, Morocco, Peru, Philippines, Russia, Turkey, Ukraine, Holders of the Laissez-Passer issued by the United Nations.
“Residence Card of a Family Member of an EEA National “, may enter Estonia without a visa if the family member is traveling together with the EU/EEA/EFTA national or to the EU/EEA/EFTA national. This Directive shall apply to an EU/EEA/EFTA national, who move to or reside in a member State other than that of which they are a national.
The following shall be submitted upon application for visa:
1. a valid travel document which is issued within previous 10 years, contains at least two blank pages for visas and is valid at least 3 months after the expiration date of the visa;
2. a filled in and signed application form. In case several persons (minors or a spouse) are covered by the same travel document, individual application forms must be filled in and signed by the persons concerned, in case of minors signed by the parental authority or the legal guardian. A minor at least 15 years old may lodge and sign a visa application personally; 3. photo (size 35×45 mm, requirements to a photo);
4. Insurance policy valid in Schengen countries with a coverage of at least 30.000 EUR for the entire duration of stay in Schengen area; 5. supporting documents:
– documents indicating the purpose of journey;
– documents in relation to accommodation or proof of sufficient means to cover your accommodation;
– documents indicating that you possess sufficient means of subsistence both for the duration of the intended stay and for the return to your country of origin or residence (870 EEK for each day in Estonia);
– information which enables to assess your intention to leave Schengen area before the expiry of the visa.
Time required to issue a Visa:
A visa application should in principle be lodged at least 15 calendar days before the intended visit (as this is the normal processing time) and cannot be lodged earlier than three months before the start of the intended visit.
How long is the Visa valid for?
Short-term visa (type C) – is issued for transit through or an intended stay in the territory of the Member States of a duration of no more than three months in any six-month period from the date of first entry in the territory of the Member States.
–may be issued with a period of stay up to six months and with a period of validity up to twelve months.
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.
Embassy contact information:
Please contact the nearest Estonia embassy for information on what documentation you may require to enter Estonia. Estonian Embassies Worldwide.
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Source & Copyright: The source of the above visa and immigration information and copyright owner/s is the:
– Estonian Ministry of Foreign Affairs – URL: http://www.vm.ee/
The viewer/user of this web page should use the above information as a guideline only, and should always contact the above sources or the user’s own government representatives for the most up-to-date information at that moment in time, before making a final decision to travel to that country or destination.