Estonia Study (Schengen) Visa
An Estonian short-term study visa is issued to you for the purpose of your trip to Estonia for study or training purposes. This visa allows you to stay in Estonia for a maximum of 180 days, up to a maximum of 90 days. This visa allows students, graduates and accompanying teachers to travel for training and teaching purposes.
Estonia Study (Schengen) Visa Requirements
1. Application Form
It should be written neatly by hand or on a computer using printed letters
Must be signed by the applicant himself
It must have been taken within the last 6 months
The size should be 3.5x4.5
Must be drawn on a white background
3. Travel Document (Foreign Passport)
It must be valid for at least three months from the intended (last) date of departure from the Schengen area
It should have at least two blank pages.
Must have been purchased within the last ten years
4. Old / Expired or Another Valid Foreign Passport
If the applicant's expired foreign passport has previous Schengen visas, that passport must also be submitted.
5. Copy of your Identity Card and Residence Permit / Visa (if your country of residence and citizenship are different)
Copies of documents must be submitted along with other documents
The required validity period for these documents is set at three months from the date of your departure from Estonia
6. Travel Insurance
The insurance must be valid for the duration of the stay in the country indicated on the visa
The insurance must be valid for all Schengen countries
Insurance must be worth at least 30,000 euros
The insurance must be able to cover all medical expenses, including medical repatriation (return to home country) or repatriation in case of death, in case of sudden illness or accident, or in case of on-site assistance.
7. Written Application or Student Acceptance Certificate or Student Pass from the Host University, Academy, Institution, College or School
8. A separate Notice of Sponsorship (or other proof of financial means) from the Sender or Receiver, if not mentioned in the Written Application
9. For Minors
If the applicant is under 18 years of age, traveling alone or with one parent, a notarized written consent or permission document from the parents and the other parent or guardian, respectively, will be required.
If the permission document cannot be submitted, other documents explaining why the permission is not among the documents (certificate on single parenthood, etc.) must be submitted.
The permit must be valid from the date of application and in all Schengen countries.
It is important to submit a copy of the birth certificate along with the original.
*Additional documents may be requested by the embassy
Estonia Study (Schengen) Visa Processing Time
Estonia Study (Schengen) visa processing time is 5-20 calendar days. It depends on which country you are applying from.
Estonia Study (Schengen) Visa Fee
Everyone who applies for a Schengen Visa must pay a visa fee. This fee is non-refundable regardless of the outcome of the visa. The current visa fee for Azerbaijan, Russia and Armenia is 35 Euros. These countries can benefit from a reduced visa fee according to the agreement with the Schengen countries. In other countries, it is 80 Euros for people over 12 years old, 40 Euros for children between 6 and 12 years old, and free for children under 6 years old.
If your situation falls under one of the categories listed below, you are exempt from paying the visa fee, provided you show certain proof.
If your first degree or close relative is your spouse, child (or adopted child), parents (or adoptive parents, grandparent, grandparent or grandchild) residing officially (legally) in the Schengen area
Official members of delegations, permanent members of official delegations, participants in official meetings, consulates, participants in negotiation processes and exchange programs, and those holding official invitations from intergovernmental companies
Pupils, students, graduates and members of pedagogical staff traveling for research or educational purposes within the framework of official educational programs
People with disabilities and, if necessary, people who will accompany them;
Persons participating in international sporting events and accompanying them in their professional life
Official visits by journalists or technicians
Where to Apply for Estonia Study (Schengen) Visa?
You can apply for an Estonian Study (Schengen) visa at Estonian visa centers, embassies or consulates (whichever accepts visa applications in your country of residence). If there is none in your country, you should contact the nearest embassy or consulate.