Applying for Visa

  • Attention! Long stay (D-) visa and Schengen (C-) visa applications to Estonia should be submitted at the Estonian visa centre VFS Global service  in Tel Aviv.  For booking appointment +972 747 555 456 (Sunday until Thursday 09:00-12:00);  email: [email protected]
  • Please note, applications are accepted only from residents of Israel irrespective of their citizenship. Applicant, who is not citizen of Israel must, as a rule, have Israeli residence permit to apply for visa for Estonia in Israel.

Basic requirements for persons applying for a visa irrespective of the purpose of travel (Please note that incomplete applications will not be accepted in VFS)

  • a valid travel document which is issued within previous 10 years, contains at least two blank pages for visas and is valid at least 3 months after the expiration date of the visa (original plus copy);
  • color photo (size 35×45 mm; taken within the last 6 months);
  • insurance policy valid in Schengen countries with a coverage of at least 30.000 EUR for the entire duration of stay in Schengen area (original);
  • application form. Please note that only pre-filled online application form is accepted. The application form is available here – ONLINE APPLICATION FORM. The completed application form has to be printed out, duly signed and submitted at the VFS Global centre.
  • residence permit valid for at least 3 months beyond the intended departure from the Schengen area (original  and copy);

6. documentation allowing for the assessment of the applicant’s intentions:

Proof of confirmed return ticket to Israel or to the country of final destination;

Recent (i.e. last 3 months)  bank statement in the applicant’s name and address showing details and a balance showing sufficient means of subsistence both for the duration of the intended stay and for the return to the country of origin, or for the transit to a third country into which he is certain to be admitted, or that he is in a position to acquire such means lawfully, in accordance with Article 5(1)(c) and (3) of the Schengen Borders Code.

If the applicant is financially supported by her/his spouse (for example if the applicant does not work herself/himself), please also provide a marriage certificate and the spouse’s bank statements. Please note that cash is not accepted as proof of sufficient means.

6.3.  General employment:

  • recent, official and signed letter from employer (headed letter with name, position of signatory and date of issue, address, recent telephone number and registration number in Israel) and/or payslips for the last 3 months.

6.4. Self-employment:

  • recent letter from accountant, banker or solicitor (official headed letter with name, date of issue, address, recent telephone number and position of signatory and registration number) stating self-employment or business ownership. or letter from the tax authorities.

6.5. Students:

  • Recent, official and signed letter from school, college or university stating date of issue, name of the applicant and type of studies and attendance record

7. Airport transit Visa or entry permit and confirmed tickets regarding the onward journey to the final country of destination

8. Additional documents to be submitted depending on the purpose of travel

8.1. Business

  • an invitation from a company or an authority to attend meetings, conferences, proof of registration, or events connected with trade, industry or work.
  • other documents which show the existence of trade relations or relations for work purposes.
  • entry tickets or registration for fairs and congresses.

8.2. Study or professional training

  • a certificate of enrollment at an educational establishment (school, university, college, etc) for the purposes of attending vocational or theoretical courses within the framework of basic and further training;
  • student card or certificate of the courses to be attended.
  • documents in relation to accommodation, or proof of sufficient means to cover the accommodation.

8.3. Tourism

  • confirmed hotel booking for your full stay in the Schengen area or any other appropriate document stating the planned accommodation; or
  • booking confirmation of a tour or any other appropriate document.

8.4. Private (family, friends) visit

  • documents in relation to accommodation, or
  • proof of sufficient means to cover this accommodation.
  • copy of data page of passport or residence permit of host  in the Member State, if staying with one.
  • proof of family relationship.

8.5. Medical treatment

  • an official document of the medical institution confirming necessity for medical care in that institution
  • proof of sufficient financial means to pay for the medical treatment
  • proof of prepayment of medical treatment

8.6. Official delegations travelling on the basis of an official invitation addressed to the government of the third country concerned, to participate in meetings, consultations, negotiations or exchange programs, as well as in events held in the territory of a Member State by intergovernmental organizations

  • a letter issued by an authority of the third country concerned confirming that the applicant is a member of the official delegation travelling to a member state to participate in the above mentioned events, accompanied by a copy of the official invitation from the intergovernmental organization in the Member State; or
  • note verbale.

9. Particular requirements applying to specific categories of persons

9.1. Minors (children below 18 years)

  • birth certificate
  • minors travelling alone or with only one parent: original passports of both parents (unless one parent has the sole guardian of the child- proof) and consent of other parent /legal guardian.

9.2. Family member of an Estonian citizen (spouses and children)

  • proof of residence
  • proof of the family relationship: marriage certificate ; birth certificate.


Information about Schengen visas: Schengen visa is a visa for short stays (tourism, visit or business) valid in the following countries: Austria, Belgium, Czech Republic, Denmark, Estonia, Finland, France, Germany, Greece, Hungary, Iceland, Italy, Latvia, Lithuania, Luxemburg, Malta, Netherlands, Norway, Poland, Portugal, Slovakia, Slovenia, Spain, Sweden and Switzerland.

If the travel destination includes more than one Schengen member state, the application must be lodged at the representation of the main destination. The main destination is understood to be the destination where you intend to spend the longest time or where the main purpose of the intended journey is carried out. If you wish to visit several Schengen member states and you are not sure of the state of main destination or plan to spend the equal number of days in each state, the visa must be applied for at the representation of the state through which the visa applicant intends to enter the Schengen area.

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