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

Estonian passport and ID card

It is possible to apply for a new passport or ID card by post from the Estonian Police and Boarder Guard Board or online at Iseteeninduskeskus (in Estonian).

To order a passport, you will need to give fingerprints if you have not given fingerprints within last 5 years. It is possible to give fingerprints at the Embassy without submitting an application free of charge.

To apply for a passport / ID card at the Embassy, you will need to take an appointment 

You will need following documents to apply for a passport / ID card at the Embassy:

Applying for the first ever passport/ ID card for your child you will also need:

  • International birth certificate
  • Written agreement of the other parent and a copy of his or her passport or ID card
  • Additional form

Children under 12 years do not have to come to the Embassy in person, one of the parents can submit the application on behalf of the child.

Children over 15 years will have to come personally to the Embassy to pick up the passport or ID card.

When applying for the first ever Estonian passport for an adult you will need documents proving that an applicant is an Estonian citizen.

If you have acquired Estonian citizenship by birth:

  • An original of a document proving that you are an Estonian citizen
  • A original of a document indicating that at least one of your parents is an Estonian citizen, and verification documents to prove that you are descended from a parent who is an Estonian citizen.

If you have acquired Estonian citizenship by naturalisation:

  • A certificate of citizenship.

Documents referring to Estonian citizenship for the period from 1918 to 1940 can be obtained from:

  • Registers of Births, Deaths and Marriages (birth certificates, certificates of marriage and divorce, certificates on changing names, etc.);
  • National Archives (certificates of Defense Forces, option certificates, school- leaving certificates, documents verifying the possession of real estate or working in the public service, etc.).