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

Police Clearance Certificate

The Police clearance certificate/Certificate of good conduct is issued by the Estonian Records Database:

http://www.rik.ee/en/punishment-register.

In case you have an ID-card (with pin-codes and an ID-card reader) it is possible to apply for it online: www.e-toimik.ee.

It is also possible to apply for it by post or e-mail. An application form (37.6 KB, DOCX) has to be sent to the following e-mail info@karistusregister.ee or by post Karistusregister, Lubja 4, 19081 Tallinn, Estonia.

The certificate is in Estonian language and in case you order it yourself it will be issued for free.

You can apply for a consul’s statement in English from the Embassy by post. In order to do so please send us your original certificate of good conduct (in Estonian), copy of your passport or ID-card and the state fee. The state fee has to be paid by Postal Order (cheque from a post office; payable to: Estonian Embassy).