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

Documents required for Schengen visa

All applicants must present the following documents along with the filled out, printed and signed Visa Application Form. Indian passport holders should refer to the VFS Center website for most up-to-date list of document requirements.

For Bangladesh, Nepal, Sri Lanka and other citizens

    Make sure your travel document fulfills these criteria:

    • issued within the last 10 years
    • contains at least three (3) blank pages for visas
    • is valid at least 3 months after the expiration date of the visa;
    • Indian citizens: old passport (mandatory, if not, FIR or proof of cancellation)
  • COLOR PHOTO (passport-size 35mm x 40mm)
    • must be taken within last 6 months
    • must have a white background
    • no software corrections allowed
    • Click here for photo examples
    You should have proof of at least 100 EUR per day of stay in Estonia.
    Valid in Schengen countries with a coverage of at least 30,000 EUR for the entire duration of stay in the Schengen area;

    • click here for the Schengen list of travel insurance companies.
    Depending on the purpose of your trip, you must submit supporting documents. Clickon the links below based on your purpose of travel:

  • At the time of submission of the application, 10 FINGERPRINTS of the applicant will be collected.The following applicants shall be exempt from the requirement to give fingerprints:
    • children under the age of 12;
    • persons for whom fingerprinting is physically impossible;
    • heads of state or government and members of national government with accompanying spouses, and the members of their official delegation when they are invited by Member States’ governments or by international organisations for an official purpose:
    • sovereigns and other senior members of a royal family, when they are invited by Member States’ governments or by international organisations for an official purpose:


  • At the request of a consular officer, you are required to appear at the Embassy or Consulate in person in order to provide explanations concerning facts which are relevant in application for the visa.


Last updated: 10 October 2019