Information about long stay (D) visas
Working Holiday visas for the citizens of Australia, New Zealand and Canada
According to the new Estonian Aliens Act from the October 1, 2010 a long-stay (D) visa is possible to apply for a number of reasons such as study, work or family relations.
A long-stay visa may be issued for single or multiple entries into Estonia with a period of with a period of validity up to twelve months and with the period of stay up to 365 days..
A long-stay visa should be applied in person only at the Estonian representations.
Documents to be submitted upon application for visa
- a valid travel document which is issued within previous 10 years, contains at least two blank pages for visas and is valid at least 3 months after the expiration date of the visa;
- a fully completed and signed application form.
- a photo (size 35x45 mm);
- a insurance policy valid for Estonia or for the Schengen area with a coverage of at least 30.000 EUR for the entire duration of stay;
- documents indicating the purpose of journey:
- a confirmation letter from the host;
- documents in relation to accommodation or proof of sufficient means to cover the accommodation;
- a diplomatic note or confirmation letter from the international organization;
- notice to appear;
- international cargo service documents etc.
- any information which supports an applicant intention to leave the Schengen area before the expiry of the visa;
- documents proving the sufficient means of subsistence for the duration of the intended stay and for the return to the country of origin or residence (64 € for each day in Estonia);
a visa fee £ 69
Long-stay visa for a short-term employment
Before applying a short-term employment must be registered at the Estonian Police- and Border Guard Board. An application for registration of short-term employment may be submitted in the following cases:
- persons engaged in creative activities who work in a performing arts institution;
- for working as a teacher or lecturer in an educational institution, which complies with requirements established by Estonian law;
- for working as a scientist if the alien has appropriate professional training or experience;
- for working as a sportsman, coach, referee or sports official for professional activities on the basis of an invitation from a respective sports federation;
- for employment as a trainee in order to obtain vocational education intermediated by an educational institution or a student organization located abroad if this is a part of the relevant training programme;
- in order to serve in the diplomatic representation of a foreign country with the permission of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs;
- for working as an au pair;
- for working as an expert, adviser or consultant providing that the alien has the required professional training;
- for working as an installer of equipment or a skilled worker providing that the alien has the required professional training
- for working as a seasonal worker processing agricultural products;
- on the basis of an international agreement.
For more information about registration of a short-term employment, please visit Police- and Border Guard Board website.
Bank accounts of the MINISTRY OF FINANCE for collecting visa fee are the following:
SEB Bank a/c 10220034796011
Swedbank a/c 221023778606
Reference number of the MINISTRY OF FOREIGN AFFAIRS:
Review of visa applications – 2900073630
A long-stay (D) visa enables to travel in the Schengen area for 90 days in any six-month period under the same conditions as the holder of a residence permit.
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
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