Visa Fee

Estonian Embassy in Ankara has suspended accepting visa applications as of 17 March, 2020. Embassy will not accept neither short-term (Schengen) nor long-term (D-visa) visa applications. In selected visa centres of VFS Global Schengen visa applications which are in line with exceptions mentioned below can be lodged again starting from 29 July 2020. For more information, please visit website of VFS Global.
As an exception, application can be lodged in the Embassy in following cases (current list is valid from 6 July):
* applicants who want to travel to Estonia because of employment (visa is applied on the basis of short term employment registration) or because of studies in Estonian educational institution. NB! Exception is not applied to family members of applicants!
* applicants who are directly involved in the transport of goods and raw materials, including the loading of goods or raw materials (i.e. truck-drivers);
* applicants who are providers of healthcare or other services necessary for dealing with an emergency;
* applicants who are directly involved in the international carriage of goods and passengers, including crew members serving an international means of transport and persons providing repair, warranty work or maintenance of the means of transport;
* applicants who serve travel groups and are directly involved in the provision of passenger transport services;
* applicants whose purpose of arrival in Estonia is related to ensuring the continuity of a vital service;
* applicants whose arrival in Estonia is related to work on the maintenance, repair, warranty or information and communication technology of the equipment of an enterprise operating in Estonia, if it is necessary to ensure the operation of the enterprise;
* applicants who need visa for immediate transit through the territory of Estonia for reaching their country of residence;
* applicants whose direct blood relative in the ascending or descending line or spouse is an Estonian citizen or a person holding an Estonian residence permit or right of residence;
* applicant who have received a special permit for entering the country.
Appointments for lodging a visa application as an exception can be acquired in Embassy’s electronic calendar, ground of exception must be mentioned in field of additional information. If ground for exception is not mentioned in the field for additional information, appointment will be deleted from our electronic calendar without prior notice.

Visa fee for examining Schengen visa application is 80 Euros, visa fee for children from the age of six years and below the age of 12 years is 40 Euros.

The visa fee is waived for following applicants :

  • children under six years;
  • school pupils, students, postgraduate students and accompanying teachers who undertake stays for the purpose of study or educational training;
  • researchers from third countries travelling for the purpose of carrying out scientific research as defined in Recommendation No 2005/761/EC of the European Parliament and of the Council of 28 September 2005 to facilitate the issue by the Member States of uniform short-stay visas for researchers from third countries travelling within the Community for the purpose of carrying out scientific research;
  • representatives of non-profit organisations aged 25 years or less participating in seminars, conferences, sports, cultural or educational events organised by non-profit organisations;
  • family members of citizens of Estonia;
  • family members of citizens of an EU country, EEA country or the Swiss Confederation according to the Citizen of the European Union Act ;
  • persons who enter Estonia by invitation of the President of the Republic, a member of the Board of the Riigikogu, a member of the Government of the Republic, the Chancellor of Justice, the Auditor General, the Chief Justice of the Supreme Court or the Commander of the Defence Forces for the promotion of substantiated cultural interests, foreign policy, development policy or other significant public interest or for humanitarian considerations;
  • holders of diplomatic and service passports.

According to the Visa Facilitation Agreements European Union has concluded with Russian Federation, Ukraine, Albania, Armenia, Azerbaijan, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Georgia, North Macedonia, Montenegro, Serbia and Moldova, citizens of these states pay visa fee of 35 Euros. Citizens of above mentioned states has also different other benefits which arise from Visa Facilitation Agreements. More information about Visa Facilitation Agreements is available here.

Visa fee can be paid (if application is lodged directly to the Embassy):

  • in cash in the Embassy during lodging an application (Euro banknotes only, please bring exact sum if possible);
  • by bank card in the Embassy during lodging an application (VISA, EuroCard, bank card must allow payments made outside of Turkey);
  • with a bank transfer to Embassy’s bank account in Garanti Bank (in Euros);
  • with a bank transfer to the bank account of the Ministry of Finance in Estonia (Euros).

If application is lodged in the visa application center of VFS Global, visa fee can be paid only in the visa application center during lodging an application.

Bank account of the Embassy
Eesti Vabariigi Suursaatkond Ankara
Garanti Bank
324 – 9097779
IBAN: TR28 0006 2000 3240 0009 0977 79
Please mention applicants name and type of the visa in the clarification field of the transfer.

Bank accounts of the Ministry of Finance in Estonia:
SEB Bank  EE89101022003479601, SWIFT: EEUHEE2X

Swedbank EE932200221023778606, SWIFT: HABAEE2X
Luminor Bank AS EE701700017001577198, SWIFT: NDEAEE2X

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.
Please mention applicants name and type of the visa in the clarification field of the transfer.