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

Consular Section of the Embassy

Due to the Coronavirus outbreak and in accordance to the UK Government restrictions, from 1 April 2020 our Consulate will be open for EMERGENCY APPOINTMENTS ONLY on Mondays between 11am – 1pm.

Please contact us by e-mail: or call to our consular phone line 020 783 853 88 during its opening hours.

We are located at
44 Queen’s Gate Terrace
Tel: 44 (0) 20 78 38 53 88
Fax: 44 (0) 20 75 89 34 30
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The Consular Section is located on the basement floor of the Embassy.

For Consular Section services please book an appointment online or over the phone 0207 838 53 88.
Visa appointments can only be booked over the phone 0207 838 53 88.

The phone line 0207 838 53 88 for consular information is open during the following times:
Monday 2 pm – 5 pm
Tuesday to Friday 10 am – 1 pm

Collection of documents (preregistration not required):
Monday  10 am – 1 pm
Wednesday   10 am – 1 pm
Thursday     1 pm – 4 pm

Applying for the documents (preregistration required):
Tuesday  1 pm – 4 pm
Friday 10 am – 1 pm

We accept payments by all major credit and debit cards (except American Express and those issued in Estonia) and by Postal Order.

If you cannot keep your appointment, it is important that you contact us immediately to cancel or reschedule. This will allow us to give your appointment to someone else and help us to keep the waiting time as short as possible.

In case of an emergency outside office hours, please contact the Estonian Foreign Ministry’s 24h emergency hotline +372 53 01 9999 (Estonian citizens and residents only).