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    Estonia Tourist Visa

    Passport Issuing Country

    India

    Country of Residence

    India

    Visiting Country

    Estonia

    Visa Required

    Yes

    Visa On Arrival

    No

    Visa Type

    e-Visa

    Fees

    Adults: 80 € & Children between 6-12 years: 40 €

    Processing time

    15 Days

    Stay period

    90 Days

    Validity

    180 Days

    Documents Required for Estonia Visa

    • Original/Valid Passport with at least 3 months validity and minimum 2 blank pages
    • Duly signed application form along with the declaration
    • Travel health insurance
    • A copy of your return ticket reservation with dates and flight numbers specifying entry and exit from Estonia. It is not recommended to purchase the ticket before obtaining the visa
    • Copy of Itinerary/travel program (if any)
    • Original letter/ no objection certificate from the school (In case of minors) mentioning address, telephone number of the school, permission for absence, name and function of the person permitting along with 1 photocopy thereof
    • Minors travelling alone or with one parent are required to submit a Notarized certificate of permission to travel from either the parents or legal guardians (in case travelling alone) or written confirmation from the parent or legal guardian not travelling (if minor is travelling with one parent). A Certificate of family relation certified with proof of guardianship is also needed.
    • Proof of accommodation for the entire intended stay
    • Bank statements from the last 6 months, no deposits allowed:
        • For employees: A no-objection letter from the employer (in English) on official company letterhead with stamp, signature and date. The document should mention the address, telephone and fax numbers of the employing company, the name and position in the employing company of the countersigning officer, the name of the applicant along with current designation, salary - and years of service and approval for leave along with ITR form
        • For retired person: Proof of pension or any other regular income
        • For unemployed adults: Letter of employment including the income of the spouse + certificate of marriage; in case of single adults, proof of regular income is required
    • One recent photograph (not more than 6 months old) is to be submitted, which should not have been used previously in the passport. The photograph should have the following specifications:
        • Coloured photograph taken against the light background
        • Clear camera print quality printed on normal photographic paper
        • Full face (non-smiling) in focus to be captured
        • The photograph has to be pasted on the signed application form

    Eligibility Criteria for Estonia Visa

    • An eligible passport with at least 3 months validity and a minimum of 2 blank pages
    • Passengers must present a completed Travellers Questionnaire for the prevention of the spread of COVID-19″ at check-in or upon arrival. The form can be found at https://iseteenindus.terviseamet.ee/
    • Passengers must have a negative COVID-19 RT-PCR test taken approximately 72 hours before arrival or a negative COVID-19 rapid antigen test taken approximately 48 hours before arrival. This does not apply to passengers who are younger than 12 years.
    • Passengers proving they were fully vaccinated at least 14 days before arrival (with a COVID-19 vaccination certificate) are exempted from self-isolation and testing

    Estonia Visa Exemptions

    • Estonian citizens and residents including their family members are admitted to the country regardless of whether they are symptomatic or not
    • Citizens and residents of the European Union, the Schengen countries, the United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland, Andorra, Monaco, San Marino, and Vatican City, and long-stay visa holders and their family members are admitted if they are asymptomatic
    • Vaccinated third-country citizens entering for any purpose
    • Third-country citizens who have not completed a course of vaccination and who come to Estonia to work, study, see their family, or on a special permit, if they have taken a coronavirus SARS-CoV-2 RT-PCR-test 72 hours before entering Estonia or a rapid SARS-CoV-2 antigen test 48 hours before, can provide a certificate of a negative result
    • A person who is allowed to enter Estonia is not subject to the testing or self-isolation requirements if they arrive in Estonia for up to 24 hours as a tourist and a health care service provider has given them an RT-PCR test to detect SARS-CoV-2, up to 72 hours before arriving in Estonia and the test is negative. Or a SARS-CoV-2 antigen RDT test up to 48 hours is taken before arriving in Estonia and the report is negative
    • A person who has been previously infected with the COVID-19 disease and no more than 180 days have passed since the positive result of the test or the date the diagnosis was confirmed by a doctor
    • A person who has completed a course of vaccination against COVID-19 and no more than one year has passed from the date of its completion
    • Minors travelling with a parent / accompanying person and are therefore not subject to the requirements of the 10-day restriction on freedom of movement if they do not apply to their parent / the person accompanying them. Testing requirements do not apply to children under 12 years of age

    Estonia Visa Guidelines

    • Testing (before and after entry) and a 10-day quarantine period are mandatory for passengers arriving from a country on the list with an infection rate above 200 cases per 100.000 inhabitants in the last 14 days. The quarantine period can be shortened after a negative test result for the second test on day 6
    • All passengers arriving by plane (including children for whom the data is provided by their parents) must fill in the traveller’s questionnaire (https://iseteenindus.terviseamet.ee/) before arrival. You can do this up to three days before arriving in Estonia
    • While many hotels and other accommodation facilities are operating usually, some hotels are still closed either due to restrictions or lack of visitors
    • Shops and service points are ensuring that the requirement for dispersal is adhered to with occupancy not allowed to exceed 50%

    Estonia Visa FAQs

    1. Do I need a tourist visa before I arrive in Estonia?

    An Estonia visa comes under the category of Schengen visas and is a special kind that allows you to travel among all the Schengen countries including Estonia for a maximum period of up to 90 days. ... So you do not require another visa to enter Estonia. Schengen will work.

    2. Do I need a negative PCR test report to enter Estonia or will the vaccination certificate work?

    If not vaccinated or taken a single dose, a PCR up to 72 hours or antigen RDT test up to 48 hours before arrival or immediately after crossing the border is required. Also, if you have completed a course of vaccination (two doses) against COVID-19 and no more than one year has passed from the date of its completion, the vaccination certificate will work and no self-isolation is required but you will anyhow be required to fill in a traveller’s questionnaire before arriving in Estonia.

    3. Can I extend my tourist visa above 90 days?

    The Schengen Visa is required for Estonia and is a short stay visa which is up to 90 days. With a single-entry visa, you can enter the Schengen area only once, while a multiple-entry visa allows for two or several entries during the validity of the Schengen Visa. If a person intends to stay in Estonia longer than 90 days during 180 days validity, the stay is considered “long-term.” Third-country nationals (non-Schengen country nationals) can apply for either an Estonian long-term visa or an Estonian temporary residence permit (if you wish to stay more than a year).

    4. Is it easy to get an Estonia visa?

    Till 2019, Estonia was the sixth Schengen country with the least visa applications received and was, therefore, termed as the easiest Schengen country to apply for a visa. But one thing to always keep in mind is to provide all the supporting documents that are mandatory and considered sufficient to prove the purpose of travel.

    5. I am an Indian national intending to travel to Estonia next month. What are the key documents I need to submit for the Estonia visa process?

      • Invitation letter from your family or friends in Estonia with the address and phone number – if applicable
      • Bank statement of the last 6 months
      • Original Passport with copies
      • 2 photos must be attached– a recent whole-face capture with a light background
      • Travel medical insurance
      • A cover letter stating the purpose of visit to Estonia and itinerary
      • Proof of Accommodation
      • 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 period of stay in Estonia

    6. Is it possible to apply for a visa to Estonia at any representation of Schengen state?

    For visiting Estonia, a visa application must be submitted in your country of residence to Estonian representation handling visa applications or to other Schengen State representing Estonia in short-stay Schengen visa matters.

    7. How long before the start of my intended visit should I apply for a visa?

    It is always better to fill in the application at least 15 calendar days before the intended visit. However, do keep a track of the national holidays of your resident country as during the public holidays, the operation of certain consular services may be reduced.

    8. The best time to visit Estonia?

    Late spring or summer is considered the ideal time as the weather is at its best. This is also the time when most of Estonia's festivals are held. July and August are the most popular holiday months for locals who escape to the countryside which is covered in emerald green shades and has pleasant surroundings.

    9. What are the must-see tourist attractions in Estonia?

    The underrated yet beautiful pearl of Northern Europe, Estonia is an accessible and affordable destination for travellers. Be it castles, national parks, cultural gems, scenic coastlines or the cities dipped in history, Estonia is impressive and worth exploring. A few popular tourist attractions here include:

      • Viljandi
      • Lahemaa National Park
      • Tallinn
      • Pärnu
      • Rakvere Castle
      • Hiiumaa
      • Narva Castle

    10. Is travel insurance mandatory if applying for a short term tourism visa?

    Yes, travel insurance is mandatory if you are applying for the Estonia (Schengen) visa. The travel insurance requirement is a minimum coverage of 30,000 Euros within Estonia and the entire Schengen area.

    11. What is the maximum period for which the Embassy can grant the Estonia Visa?

    The Schengen visa for tourism purposes can be granted for up to 90 days. If a person’s stay in Estonia is longer than 90 days during a 180-day period validity, the stay is considered “long-term.” Third-country nationals (non-Schengen country nationals) can stay in Estonia for more than 90 days at a time either by having an Estonian long-term visa or an Estonian temporary residence permit. A long-stay visa may be issued for single or multiple entries into Estonia with a period of stay up to six months and with a period of validity up to twelve months. A long-stay visa can be applied for only in person only at the Estonian Embassy in New Delhi.

    12. What all documents are needed for a multiple entry Visa?

      • Original Passport with 6 months validity + all old passports if any;
      • Filled visa Application form;
      • 2 photos must be attached– a recent whole-face capture with a light background
      • Personal Covering letter (For Employed - Plain paper/ For Self-Employed – Company Letterhead)
      • Bank statement of the last 6 months
      • Confirmed return flight tickets (buying the tickets not recommended before obtaining the visa)
      • Hotel confirmation
      • Day wise Itinerary, if any
      • Travel medical insurance (minimum coverage of EUR 30000)

    13. Is it possible to extend the multiple-entry visa for more than 90 days?

    While a multiple-entry visa allows for two or several entries during the minimum validity of the Schengen Visa (90 days), a long-stay visa may also be issued for single or multiple entries into Estonia with a period of stay up to six months and with a period of validity up to twelve months. This can be applied in person only at the Estonian Embassy in New Delhi. 



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