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Estonia - Visas

People from countries in the European Union (EU) and the European Economic Area (EEA), or those who hold a residence permit for a Schengen State do not require a visa to enter Estonia. For everyone else, here is a list of documents required for all types of Estonian visa applications:

• A completed application form. You can find and complete the Estonia Schengen Visa application form online and then print a hard copy.
• Two recent photos in passport format.
• Copies of your passport and previous visas. The passport must be valid for at least three months beyond your return date, and have at least two blank pages.
• Confirmation of travel and medical insurance with a sufficient monetary limit within Estonia as well as the entire Schengen area.
• A letter stating the purpose of your visit and complete itinerary.
• A copy of your return-ticket with dates and flight numbers specifying entry and exit from Estonia.
• Proof of accommodation (full address and contact information).
• Proof of civil status (marriage certificate, birth certificate of children, death certificate of spouse, ration card if applicable).
• Proof of sufficient financial means for the duration of your stay.

For people employed in Estonia:

• Employment contract
• Bank statements from the past six months
• Income Tax Return (ITR) form or certificate of income tax deducted from salary
• Letter from employer

For self-employed individuals:

• Copy of business license
• Company bank statements from the past six months
• ITR form

For students:

• Proof of enrolment
• Letter from school or university

For retirees:

• Pension statements from the past six months

If applicable:

• Proof of regular income generated by a property from the past six months

There are many different types of visa; the one you need will depend on your reason to visit the country. Listed below are the most common types of visa available, as well as the additional documents you will need to apply for them.

Estonia Tourist Or Visitor Visa:

• If applicable, an invitation letter from friends or family with the address and phone number
• Bank statements from the past six months
• Passport copies; passports must be valid for at least three months beyond return date and have at least two blank pages

Estonia Visa For Business Purposes:

• An invitation from the Estonian company or firm you will be visiting, their address, and the dates of your visit
• A certificate from your employer confirming your business travel arrangements
• If there were previous trade relations between the two companies, proof of this must be provided upon request
• Bank statements from the past six months from your business account
• Memorandum and articles of association in original certified copy (registered with joint stock companies), a trade license (first issued and present renewal), and proprietorship or partnership documents
• Either the employer or the partner company must confirm that they accept responsibility for any expenses incurred during the stay.

Estonia Visa For Medical Purposes:

• A local medical report
• A written confirmation from the hospital or doctor in Estonia, confirming the date of your appointment as well as your diagnosis Payment receipt of medical fees or proof of sufficient funds

Estonia Visa for Cultural, Sports, Film Crew or Religious Purposes:

• Invitation letter from the above-mentioned authorities confirming the nature of events or activities
• Names of the applicants (crew members)
• Duration of stay
• Full travel itinerary

Estonia Visa For Members Of Official Delegations:

• Copy of the official invitation
• ID
• Purpose of visit
• Duration of stay
• Place of accommodation

Estonia Visa For Study, Training, Research, Or Other Type Of Internship Purposes:

• An enrolment confirmation from school or university
• Certificate of completion or courses attended
• Confirmation of sufficient funds

Estonia Visa For The Spouse Of An Estonian citizen:

• Proof of Estonian citizenship
• Estonian marriage certificate
• Estonian family record book

Estonia Airport Transit Visa:

• Visa or other type of entry permit in the transit country
• Copy of your valid visa for your final destination
• Confirmation of full itinerary

Estonia Visa For Under-Age Children:

• Proof of parent’s regular income and sufficient funds
• Notarised travel permission from parent (parental travel consent)
• If one parent lives in another country – their notarised parental travel consent.

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