Estonia Visa and Passport Requirements
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A passport valid for three months beyond the length of stay and issued within the past 10 years is required by all nationals listed in the chart above except (1) EU nationals holding a passport or national ID card which is valid for the duration of stay.
If travelling from one border-free Schengen country to another however, EU nationals are not required to show a passport or national ID card. It is still recommended that you travel with your passport or ID card to prove your identity if necessary though. Note that Bulgaria, Croatia, Cyprus, Ireland, Romania and the UK are not part of the Schengen area, so a passport or ID card is required if travelling to/from these countries.
EU nationals are not required to possess a return ticket or show sufficient funds.
Visas for Estonia are not required by all nationals referred to in the chart above. EU nationals may stay for an unlimited period, but must obtain a residence permit if staying longer than three months. Nationals of Australia, Canada and the USA may stay for up to 90 days without a visa and should have evidence of sufficient health and travel insurance and sufficient funds for the duration of stay.
Types and Cost
Short-term Schengen visa: €60/£51.
Schengen visas are valid for three months within a six-month period.
Consulate (or consular section at embassy). Visa applicants aged 12 and over must submit biometric data at their visa appointment.
Estonia is a member of the Schengen area.
The normal processing time is up to 15 days.
Extension of stay
EU nationals wishing to stay longer than three months must apply for a residence permit; contact the Police and Border Guard (www.politsei.ee) for details.
Schengen visa holders can only extend their visas in exceptional circumstances, such as force majeure or for humanitarian reasons.
Entry with pets
If bringing a pet from another EU country, your animal must have a microchip, rabies vaccination certificate and pet passport. Pets from non-EU countries must have a microchip or tattoo, rabies vaccination certificate and veterinary certificate.
Our visa and passport information is updated regularly and is correct at the time of publishing,
We strongly recommend that you verify critical information unique to your trip with the relevant embassy before travel.
Embassies and tourist offices
British Embassy in Estonia
Telephone: (6) 674 700.
Address: , Wismari 6, Tallinn, 10136,
Embassy of the Republic of Estonia in the UK
Telephone: (020) 7589 3428/ (020) 7838 5388 (for visas and passports)
Address: , 16 Hyde Park Gate, London, SW7 5DG,
Mon-Fri 0900-1700 (embassy); Mon, Wed, Fri 1000-1300; Tues, Thurs 1300-1600 (consular section).
Embassy of the Republic of Estonia in the USA
Telephone: (202) 588 0101.
Address: NW, 2131 Massachusetts Avenue, Washington, 20008,