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

Personal Details Updates and Family Records Certificates

Personal Details Updates

Every Estonian national has the obligation to update his/her data in the Estonian Population Register. In order to do so, please fill out the application form and send it digitally signed or scanned by email or by post to our Embassy. It is also possible to update your address online in case you have a valid ID-card, pin-codes and ID-card reader.

You are not obligated to change your address only in case you are staying in Belarus temporarily for the purpose of study.

Did you give birth, got married, divorced or changed your name in Belarus?

If you gave birth, got married, divorced or changed your name in Belarus, you need to provide our Embassy with this information. An original document (e.g. birth certificate) should be sent to our Embassy together with a copy of your passport or ID-card (and a copy of your spouse’s passport in case of marriage). The original document will be returned to you within a couple of weeks after your data in the Estonian Population Register has been updated.

Marriage in Belarus

In order to get married in Belarus- please check with the authority where you are planning to get married (register office, church) which documents are required. You might be asked to prove that there are no obstacles by Estonian law for you to get married. The document is called a Certificate of No Impediment. Estonian citizens who have registered their place of residency to Romania can apply for the certificate from the Embassy by post. Please fill out the following application form (PDF) and send it to us together with a copy of your and your future spouse’s passport or ID-card and copy state fee transaction statement. According to the Estonian regulations the certificate will expire if the marriage is not contracted within six months after the certificate has been issued. After getting married in Belarus you need to send your original marriage certificate together with your and your spouse’s passport copy to our Embassy, so that we can update your marital status in the Estonian Population Register.

Change of Name

You can apply for a new passport/ID-card with your new surname by submitting your marriage certificate and Certificate of Personal Data.

You can apply for a new passport/ID-card with your spouse’s surname by submitting your marriage certificate and copy of your spouse’s passport/ID-card.

An Estonian citizen can also apply for a change of name in Estonia at the Vital Statistics Office in Tallinn.

Family Records Certificates

A Family Records Certificate (about a birth, death, marriage, divorce or change of name) can be issued to the person him/herself or to one’s guardian. Estonian citizens who have registered their place of residency to Romania can apply for the required certificate from the Embassy. In order to do so please fill out the following application form (PDF) and submit it to us together with a copy of your passport or ID-card and a copy of state fee (20 EUR) transaction statement.