Estonian Embassies and Consulates
If you are traveling to Estonia and need a Schengen Visa, you will need to apply via the embassy or consulate in your country of residence. There are 31 embassies and 99 consulates spread all over the world. As Estonia is a small nation, having gained its independence from the Soviet Union in 1991, it does not have embassies and missions in every country, even if it maintains diplomatic relations with them.
What services do Estonia’s Embassies and Consulates provide?
Estonian Embassies and Consulates provide services to foreign nationals including dealing with immigration and asylum issues and encouraging tourism to the country by providing information to potential visitors.
What if Estonia does not have an embassy or consulate in my country?
Estonia does not have an embassy or consulate in every state, so if there isn’t one in your country, then officials from another Schengen country or their visa applications partner, such as VFS Global, will act on their behalf.
Estonian Embassies and Consulates in the U.S., U.K., China, India, Indonesia, Brazil, and Mexico
Below is a list of the cities where the embassy or consulate is located in major nations. If your home state is not on the list, you can look up the location of your nearest Estonian mission on the website below. In most countries, these will be located in capital cities or major population centers.
Estonian foreign ministry website : vm.ee/en/
Estonian Embassies and Consulates in the U.S.
Estonia has an embassy in Washington D.C. and consulates in New York and San Francisco.
Estonian Embassies and Consulates in the U.K.
The Estonian Embassy is based in London, specifically in Kensington in the west of the city.
Estonian Embassies and Consulates in China
The Estonian Embassy is based in Beijing.
Estonian Embassies and Consulates in India
The Estonian embassy is based in New Delhi.
Estonian Embassies and Consulates in Indonesia
Estonia does not have an embassy in Indonesia. Instead, officials from the Estonian mission deal with visa applications via their partner VFS Global.
Estonian Embassies and Consulates in Brazil
Estonia closed its embassy in Brazil, with other European Union (EU) countries taking on its consular duties. However, if you are a Brazilian national, the EU has a visa-free agreement that allows citizens to travel without a visa. From 2022, you will have to fill in an ETIAS form online.
Estonian Embassies and Consulates in Mexico
Estonia has a consulate general in Mexico City, but no embassy.
Do I have to apply for an Estonian Visa at an embassy or consulate?
In many countries, Estonian Embassies and Consulate officials do not process initial applications or conduct your visa application interview, an essential part of the process where you will submit supporting documents and provide biometric data. The official visa application partner of Estonia is the firm VFS Global - so they may act on the country’s behalf in your nation. They can help arrange your appointment and track your application on behalf of the embassy. Their website : vfsglobal.com/en/individuals/index.html
What does this have to do with travel insurance?
If you plan to apply for an Estonian Schengen Visa, you need travel and medical insurance cover or your application will be refused, and AXA’s Low Cost Travel Insurance only costs €0.99 ($1.11) per day of your trip and will meet your visa requirements, while the AXA Schengen Europe Travel Insurance offers extended coverage up to costs of €100,000.
Those seeking a multiple-entry visa can purchase the Multi Trip insurance from €298 per year, which again covers you for expenses up to €100,000.
If you are traveling to a country other than Estonia, links to the embassies and consulates of other Schengen Area countries can be found below:
Frequently asked questions about Estonian Embassies and Consulates and Schengen Visas
How long will it take the Estonian Embassy or Consulate to process a Schengen Visa?
The time it takes to process an Estonian Schengen Visa is 15 days in a normal situation - but could take up to 60 days to be issued in extreme circumstances. You can apply for your visa up to six months before you travel.
If the Estonian Embassy refuses my Schengen Visa - can I appeal?
Yes. You can appeal if your visa application is refused for most reasons.
Can Estonian officials revoke my visa once it has been issued by the embassy?
Yes. Your visa could be revoked if you no longer meet the criteria your visa was issued under.