Nationals of the member states of the European Union (EU) and the European Economic Area (EEA) and any third-country national who is a holder of a residence permit of a Schengen state do not need a visa to enter Estonia.
EU and EEA member states are:
Austria, Belgium, Bulgaria, Cyprus, Czech Republic, Denmark, Finland, France, Germany, Greece, Hungary, Iceland, Ireland, Italy, Latvia, Liechtenstein, Lithuania, Luxembourg, Malta, Norway, Poland, Portugal, Romania, Slovakia, Slovenia, Spain, Sweden, The Netherlands, United Kingdom and Switzerland.
Schengen States are:
Austria, Belgium, Czech Republic, Denmark, Finland, France, Germany, Greece, Hungary, Iceland, Italy, Latvia, Lithuania, Luxembourg, Malta, The Netherlands, Norway, Poland, Portugal, Slovakia, Slovenia, Spain, Sweden, and Switzerland.
Although documents are not checked when one crosses an internal Schengen border, it is still necessary to carry a passport or ID card. Authorities (police, immigration officials) in Schengen states do have the right to check identifying documents, if necessary.
The holders of passports of the following countries do not need a visa to enter Estonia for stays of no more than three months in a 6 month period:
- A Albania*, Andorra, Antigua and Barbuda, Argentina, Australia
- B Bahamas, Barbados, Bosnia and Herzegovina*, Brazil, Brunei
- C Canada, Chile, Costa Rica, Croatia
- E El Salvador
- G Guatemala
- H Holy See, Honduras, Hong Kong Special Administrative Region
- I Israel
- J Japan
- M Macao Special Administrative Region, Macedonia*, Malaysia, Mauritius, Mexico, Monaco, Montenegro*
- N New Zealand, Nicaragua
- P Panama, Paraguay
- S San Marino, Serbia*, Seychelles, Singapore, South Korea, St Kitts-Nevis
- T Taiwan**
- U United States of America, Uruguay
- V Vatican City, Venezuela
* Only for the biometrical passports holders
** Passports issued by Taiwan which include an identity card number
Visa Application Forms
Application form for a Schengen visa can also be pre-filled online. The electronic pre-filled application facilitates the processing of the visa and needs to be submitted to an Estonian foreign representation.
You can pre-fill the visa application at http://www.mfa.ee/visa by selecting the appropriate language, entering your e-mail address as well as the pertinent symbols. The filled in application has to be printed out and signed for submission to an Estonian foreign representation. Only a signed application is valid for applying for a visa!
A filled in application can be printed right after filling it in or afterwards, when it is sent to your e-mail address, furnished with a number.
In case the data on the visa application appears to be incorrect you are kindly advised to fill in a new questionnaire. In such a case the application filled in by you and furnished with a new number will be processed.
Travel document requirements for visitors
Nationals of the member states of EU and EEA – Austria, Belgium, Bulgaria, Cyprus, Czech Republic, Denmark, Estonia, Germany, Greece, Finland, France, Hungary, Iceland, Ireland, Italy, Latvia, Liechtenstein, Lithuania, Luxembourg, Malta, Norway, Poland, Portugal, Romania, Slovakia, Slovenia, Spain, Sweden, The Netherlands, United Kingdom – or Switzerland are free to enter Estonia. The travel document required for them to enter Estonia is the personal ID card or passport.
Persons who submit a passport to an Estonian foreign representation for obtaining a visa must take into account that:
- the passport has to be recognized by Estonia for traveling to Estonia (please refer to the list of recognized documents by countries
- the passport must be valid at least three months after the expiration of the requested visa period
- the passport must be issued within the previous 10 years
- the passport must contain at least two blank pages
- persons 15 years and older must possess their own travel document with photo
- Children 7 to 15 years of age, if entered into a parent’s passport, must have his/her photo in the parent’s passport. Children under the age of 7, if entered into a parent’s passport, need not have a photo in the parent’s passport.
Failure to meet these requirements will result in the visa application being considered incomplete and it will not be processed.
Persons not requiring a visa shall present a passport at the border crossing upon entry into Estonia. A child 7-15 years old, if entered into a parent’s passport, must have their photo in the parent’s passport.
A visa application for a child travelling without his or her parent must be accompanied by the parents’ notarised letter of consent confirming that the child may travel alone or accompanied by a specified person.
If you need any assistance with the visa please contact directly with the General Secretary of the Estonian Dance Sport Association by e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org.