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

Legalisation, apostille and translation of documents

Translations

List of Estonian sworn translators can be found on the website of Ministry of Justice.

List of Belgian sworn translators can be requested from the Belgian court service of the courts of first instance FPS Justice.

Legalisation

Estonia, Belgium and Luxembourg have acceded to the Convention abolishing the requirement of legalisation for foreign public documents. Therefore, there is no need to legalize public document that are intended to be used between those countries.

Apostille

  • Belgium

Since 19 September 2013 public documents used between Estonia and Belgium do not need to have an apostille certificate.

  • Luxembourg

A public document issued in Estonia presented to Luxembourg does need an apostille certification. Please contact the Estonian Chamber of Notaries.

A public document issued in Luxembourg that is presented to Estonia does need an apostille certification. Please contact the legalisation service of the Ministry of Foreign and European Affairs.

Documents delivered by consul do not need an apostille certification.