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

Applying for Visa

According to the Estonian Government’s decision “A temporary restriction on entry to Estonia due to the pandemic spread of the coronavirus COVID-19” which is taking effect on 17 March 2020, the Embassy temporarily stops accepting applications for the visas. Accepting visa applications (to Estonia, also to Finland and Sweden) will be suspended until further notice from 17 March, also effective for VAC of VFS Global. Visa applications can be now submitted only at  VFS Global: tel +375 17 388 0255, e-mail For further information please consult the webpage of VFS Global.

Please read more:

IMPORTANT! About the rules of border-crossing read more:

EMERGENCY SITUATION TRAVEL INFORMATION: Foreign Ministry’s information on border crossing options:

How to apply for a Schengen visa?

Please note that our Embassy accepts only prefilled online application forms for applying for a Schengen visa. Please use the ONLINE APPLICATION FORM. The completed application form has to be printed out, signed and submitted to the Embassy.

Visa applications can be submitted from Monday to Friday, prior appointment is needed. For appointment please book the time in advance. Visa application must be lodged at least 15 calendar days before the intended visit (as this is the normal processing time) and cannot be lodged earlier than six months before the start of the intended visit.

From 25.10.2019 state fees can be paid at the embassy only with a bank card.

Issuing of visas: from Monday to Thursday 15.00-16.00.

For more detailed information about applying Schengen visa please visit the Russian version of this website.

Additional information can be also found from


Applicants for Schengen visas to Estonia, Finland and Sweden may apply through the VFS Global Centre offices in Minsk, Brest, Hrodna, Mogilev, Pinsk, Lida, Baranovich, Vitebsk and Gomel. For further information please consult the webpage of VFS Global.