A long-stay (D) visa is an Estonian visa which may be issued for single or multiple entries into Estonia.
D-visa may be issued for the period of stay of up to 365 days within twelve consecutive months and it allows to stay in the whole Schengen Area up to 90 days. In case of two consecutive long-stay visas, the whole period of stay shall not be longer than 548 days within 730 consecutive days.
A long-stay visa must be applied for in person at an Estonian representation which handles visa applications or at a service point of the Police and Border Guard Board in Estonia.
As of September 13th, 2021, long-stay (D) visa applications in US should be submitted in person at the Visa Application Centers of VFS Global. For the information about locations of VFS Visa Centers and description of the application process please refer to the VFS Global Homepage.
Documents to be submitted upon application for a long-stay visa:
– confirmation letter from the host;
– documents proving that applicant is going to work in Estonia (confirmation from the employer, registration of short-term employment);
– documents proving that applicant is going to study in Estonia;
– documents proving family ties or marital status if the purpose of journey is to visit a private person;
During the examination of an application, a consular officer may request additional documents.
Visa fee may be paid at an Estonian representation or may also be transferred to the MINISTRY OF FINANCE (receiver) to the following account numbers:
– SEB Pank р/с EE891010220034796011
– Swedbank р/с EE932200221023778606
– Luminor Bank AS EE701700017001577198
Reference number: 2900073630
If it is not possible to enter the reference number on the payment order of a foreign country, the reference number must be entered in the clarification field.
Clarification of the payment: Review of visa applications, first name and surname of the applicant
Please note that reference number and clarification of the payment are compulsory fields on the payment order.
Please note that visa fee will be taken for processing the visa application.
Working Holiday visa for the citizens of Australia and New Zealand
Under the Memorandum of Understanding between the Government of the Republic of Estonia and the Governments of Australia and New Zealand visas are being issued, granting the right to work to 18-30 year old Australian and New Zealand citizens, who may stay in Estonia for up to a year. The work done within that period has to contribute to the main purpose of stay in the country, namely to recreation in Estonia; and those using the opportunity must not work for the same employer longer than three months. The citizens of Australia and New Zealand willing to benefit from the application of those Agreements have to apply for D type visa at the Estonian representation which is handling visa applications.
More information: Australia; New Zealand (181.88 KB, PDF)
Working Holiday visa for the citizens of Canada
Under the Bilateral Youth Mobility Agreement between Canada and Estonia visas are being issued, granting the right to work to 18-35 year old Canadian citizens, who may stay in Estonia for up to a year. The citizens of Canada willing to benefit from the application of this Agreement have to apply for D type visa at the Estonian representation which is handling visa applications.
More information: Youth mobility agreement
In case you would like to collect your passport by post please provide a prepaid envelope with a tracking number.
Mere possession of a visa does not confer an automatic right of entry. Border guards may ask from the holders of visa to present proof that they fulfil the entry conditions (return tickets, hotel reservation or the information of the invitee, travel insurance, proof of sufficient means of subsistence.
Foreign citizen has the right to appeal the decision on refusal, annulment or revocation of a visa and submit complaints about the conduct of the consulate staff, the external service provider or the visa application process.