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

Estonian passports and ID cards

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 on its opening hours.


In order to apply your documents at the embassy you need to book an appointment ONLINE or over the phone 020 783 853 88

The consular phone line is open:
Monday 2 pm – 5 pm
Tuesday to Friday 10 am – 1 pm

It is more convenient and also cheaper to renew your documents by POST or at the self-service portal from the Estonian Police and Border Guard Department.

On what occasions do I have to book an appointment and come to the Embassy to apply for documents?

  • Your old passport is expired (you need to get your fingerprints taken at the Embassy)
  • Your child has reached 12 years of age and therefore needs to give fingerprints for the passport
  • You wish that someone else picks up your passport / ID card on your behalf. A written consent can only be given at the Embassy

NB! Children under 12 years do not have to come to the embassy in person, one of the parents can submit the application on behalf of the child

There are three different methods how to renew your documents:

  • by POST directly from the Estonian Police and Boarder Guard Board
  • the self-service portal
  • at the embassy.

Applied by post:

The application form should be sent directly to the Estonian Police and Border Guard Board:

Police and Border Guard Administration
Pärnu mnt 139
15060 Tallinn

When applying for the first ever passport for your child you will also need:

Your documents will then be sent to Embassy in London. Our Honorary Consuls can also issue passports.
ID cards can be collected from Honorary Consuls in Cheltenham, Aberdeen, Edinburgh, Belfast and Jersey.

You will need the following documents to apply for a passport / ID card at the Embassy:

  • Standard application form (in english, in estonian, in russian)
  • ATTENTION! Only a digital photo is accepted. An applicants digital photo should be sent by email to (The Police and Border Guard Board) (photo requirements) Applicants name and the personal ID code/date of birth should be added to the email.
  • In case of a child’s passport application: other parent’s written consent (22 KB, DOC)
  • In case of change of name: a copy of your spouse’s passport and your original marriage certificate issued in UK or Deed Poll document
  • Pay the state fee 

When applying for the first ever Estonian passport for an adult you will need documents proving that an applicant is an Estonian citizen.

If you have acquired Estonian citizenship by birth:

  • an original of a document proving that you are an Estonian citizen
  • an original of a document indicating that at least one of your parents is an Estonian citizen, and verification documents to prove that you are descended from a parent who is an Estonian citizen

If you have acquired Estonian citizenship by naturalisation:

  • a certificate of citizenship

Documents referring to Estonian citizenship for the period from 1918 to 1940 can be obtained from:

  • Registers of Births, Deaths and Marriages (birth certificates, certificates of marriage and divorce, certificates on changing names, etc.);
  • the National Archives (certificates of Defence Forces, option certificates, school- leaving certificates, documents verifying the possession of real estate or working in the public service, etc.)