Documents required for a long-stay visa

Estonian long-stay visa (D-visa) applicants please book an online appointment –  add personal details (name, phone, e-mail), add to the comment the main reason for applying D-visa (For example: D visa to study in the University (name)).

Please do not send any documents prior to the Embassy e-mail.  All applicants need to provide the documents in person.

D-visa for students

All applicants must present in person the following documents along with the printed and signed Visa Application Form when appearing at their appointment at the Estonian Embassy:

    Make sure your travel document fulfills these criteria:

    • issued within the last 10 years
    • contains at least two blank pages for visas
    • is valid at least 3 months after the expiration date of the visa;
  • STATE FEE – 100 euros; 6-11 yrs children 40 €
    Filled out, printed and signed Visa Application Form
  • COLOR PHOTO (35mm x 40mm)
    • must be taken within last 6 months
    • must have a light background
    • no software corrections allowed
    • face 70-80% of the height of the photo
    Valid in Schengen countries with a coverage of at least 30,000 EUR for the entire duration of stay Estonia (in case of employment until the insurance by the Estonian employer becomes valid).
    • Confirmation letter from the host or cover letter/document(s) indicating the purpose of journey.
    • Documents proving that applicant is going to work in Estonia (confirmation from the employer, registration of short-term employment).
    • Documents proving that applicant is going to study in Estonia.
    • Documents proving family ties or marital status. Original Indian marriage certificate and birth certificate must be apostilled or legalized.
  • Documents proving the availability of sufficient financial resources during your stay in Estonia


During the examination of an application, a consular officer may request additional documents. For example documents confirming flights, accommodation.

At the time of submission of the application, biometrical data – 10 fingerprints of the applicant is collected; children under the age of 12 and persons for whom fingerprinting is physically impossible shall be exempt form the requirement to give fingerprints.

Original Marriage Certificates (in case of applying as a spouse) and Birth Certificates (in case of applying as a child) must be apostilled or legalized by the home country and Estonian competent authorities. In Estonia, Ministry of Foreign Affairs legalizes documents. 

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