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

NEW INFO! State fee for processing the visa application

To pay the state fee Embassy only accepts international debit/credit cards. All fees are charged in Euros.

Embassy do not accept cash payments!

Other possibility is to pay the state fee in advance to the Ministry’s bank account

It is important to make the payment at least 5 days prior to your appointment at the Embassy. Then it is ensured that the sum has been deposited to the Ministry bank account. In addition, please submit the payment confirmation with the other documents.

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

  • SEB Pank EE891010220034796011 SWIFT: EEUHEE2X
  • Swedbank EE932200221023778606 SWIFT: HABAEE2X
  • Luminor Bank AS EE701700017001577198 SWIFT: NDEAEE2X
  • Reference number: 2900073630
  • Clarification of the payment: Review of visa application (applicant name + embassy name)


If it is not possible to enter the reference number on the payment order of a foreign country, the reference number and other information must be entered in the clarification field. Please be advised that these bank accounts can only be used when the visa is applied for at the Estonian representations.




Last updated:  18 July 2019