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


What is e-residency?

e-Residency is a transnational digital identity available to anyone in the world interested in administering a location-independent business online. e-Residency enables to use secure and convenient digital services that facilitate credibility and trust online.
More information can be found here.

Application process

The e-resident’s ID card can be applied for online.
General process

  • Gather your documents
  • Submit your application online (€100 by Visa or Mastercard)
  • The Estonian Police & Border Guard Board will review your application (6-8 weeks)
  • If approved, pick up your e-Residency kit at the pick up location you chose when you applied

More information about the application process can be found here.

Picking up the e-resident’s digital ID card

As the ID-card reaches the Embassy, the applicant will be notified by email. The ID-card must be picked up personally at the Embassy and the applicant must bring his or her passport.