Schengen visa

Estonia visa

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Schengen visa - travel document that allows a person to enter the Schengen zone for a designated period of time.

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A northern European Baltic country bordered by Latvia to the south and Russia to the east, Estonia extends into the Baltic sea to the west. Also comprised of multiple large islands, Estonia is separated from Finland by the Gulf of Finland.

Apply for a Schengen Estonian Visa

Estonia Schengen Visa. It allows you to visit Estonia for 90 days within 180 days. This visa is issued for short visits and tourism. Furthermore, since Estonia is a part of the Schengen Agreement, you can visit other Schengen countries with a Schengen visa for Estonia.

Yes. According to the Schengen rules, the Schengen Visa is generally valid for all the countries in the Schengen Area.

Estonia Visa Free Travel

If you are from a country that has a visa-free arrangement with the Schengen Area - countries that include the U.K., U.S., and Canada - you don’t need to apply for a visa. But you will need to apply for approval via the ETIAS system from the end of 2022. This collects biometric data and performs basic background checks on those wishing to travel to the Schengen Area.

Estonia Visa Requirements

  • travel document (passport). Travel document must be issued within last 10 years, must be valid at least three months beyond the intended departure from Schengen area and must include at least two free pages intended for affixing visas;

  • valid US residence permit or resident visa type A, E, F, G, H, I, J, L, O, R. F visa holders must present together with visa also the form I-20 with valid travel endorsement. J visa holders must additionally present form DS-2019 (J1) with valid travel endorsement. Attention! Green card, visa and additional forms must be presented in original together with a copy;

  • Estonian Schengen visa application form. Form must be filled in on this webpage, printed and signed;

  • one color photo 3.5 x 4.5 cm (1.4” x 1.8”). Photo must meet ICAO requirements and should not be older than six months. Photo must be glued on the visa application from (not stapled!);

  • travel medical insurance with cover at least 30,000 Euros (31,000 US dollars). Insurance must be valid in all Schengen Member States and it must cover at least first planned trip to the Schengen area;

  • proof of travel arrangements. Flight (roundtrip) reservations or other proof of intended transport and full itinerary (if several Schengen States will be visited or if the trip covers several Schengen States and non-Schengen countries);

  • proof of accommodation for the period of visiting Schengen area: confirmed hotel reservations, stating name, address and telephone number of the hotel, including confirmation number or the certificate of the travel agency mentioning same information, or other proof of accommodation (e.g. rental agreement);

  • proof of sufficient means of subsistence for the intended journey (applicant must prove that he or she has at least 130.80 Euros for each day in Estonia):

    • for employed applicant: bank account statement(s) during the last three months (bank statements must show the name and address of owner(s). Electronic printouts are accepted.); proof of regular income e.g. pay slips of the last three months;

    • self-employed applicant: tax return from previous fiscal year or proof of previous economic activity and of an income during previous fiscal year;

    • retired applicant: copy of pension certificate or a letter of previous employer or a pension check stub or confirmation from the responsible authority about the amount of pension;

    • in case of business, if applicable, letter stating that all expenses are fully covered by. (e.g. a written proof that the inviting employer/company pays the expenses or alternative the sending employer/company pays for all expenses)

    • in case of students/researchers, if applicable, letter stating that all expenses are fully covered by.

    • if the applicant is minor and travels without parents or with one parent: officially recognized statement from both parents (this condition shall not apply if there is only a single parent or he/she holds the parental authority alone) or legal guardian authorizing the child to travel and covering the costs with evidence on the existence of the financial coverage (see previous paragraphs).

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Estonia Schengen Visa Fee

In Estonian representations in US visa fee is paid in US dollars, for information about amount of the fee in US dollars please visit this webpage.

Visa fee for examining Schengen visa application is 80 Euros. Visa fee for children 6-11 years is 40 Euros. Children under 6 years does not pay visa fee.

Visa fee for citizens of Albania, Armenia, Azerbaijan, Belarus, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Georgia, Moldova, Montenegro, North Macedonia, Serbia and Ukraine is 35 Euros.

Visa fee for citizens of Cabo Verde is 60 Euros.

Following applicants are exempted from paying the visa fee:

  • children below six;

  • a family member of an Estonian citizen or an EU/ EEA citizen who meet the requirements in Directive 2004/38/EU. Please note that the directive shall apply to all Union citizens who move or reside in a Member State other than that of which they are national, and to their family members who accompany or join them;

  • persons who intend to attend meetings of the United Nations or its organizations, the Council of Europe, the European Union or the Organization for Security and Cooperation in Europe to be held in Estonia;

  • school children, students, post-graduate students and accompanying teachers who undertake trips for the purpose only of study or educational training;

  • researchers coming from third countries travelling in the Community for conducting scientific research with a view to facilitating proceedings carried out by Member States for issuing uniform short -stay visas;

  • persons invited by Parliament or the Estonian Government;

  • anyone who, by virtue of an international convention, is entitled to a visa free of charge;

  • representatives of non-profit organizations aged 25 years or less participating in seminars, conferences, sports, cultural or educational events organized by non-profit organizations;

  • holders of diplomatic and service passports.

Citizens of certain countries can be exempted from paying the visa fee according to Visa Facilitation Agreements.

Visa fee can be paid in the Consulate in US Dollars by bank card or in Euros by bank transfer to the bank account of Estonian Ministry of Finance. For more information please visit this webpage.

Estonia Visa Processing Time

The processing time for an Estonia visa is 15 to 60 days. However, the processing time depends on when you submit the documents or your specific case. Therefore, ensure you fulfill all the requested steps, so there are no delays in your visa response.

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