Estonia temporarily suspends issuing Schengen visas

Based on the order of the government, from 17 March 2020 the Foreign Ministry is temporarily suspending the admission of applications for Schengen visas and long-stay visas to Estonia at Estonia’s representations and visa centres due to the spread of the coronavirus. This also applies to Schengen visa applications processed by Estonia on behalf of another member state.

By exception, visa applications can be submitted on humanitarian grounds (illness or funeral of a close relative), for transporting goods or raw materials, for providing medical or other services essential for the resolution of the emergency, as well as by individuals whose parent, child or spouse is an Estonian citizen or holds an Estonian residence permit or right of residence.

During the emergency situation, previously issued and valid visas cannot be used to enter Estonia.

We would also like to remind you that from 17 March, entry to Estonia is possible for Estonian citizens and residents, including persons with a fixed-period residence permit or right of residence. As an exception, the Police and Border Guard Board may admit foreign nationals who have no symptoms of the virus and whose parents or grandparents, children or grandchildren are Estonian citizens or hold an Estonian ID card or residence permit card.

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