Who can apply for Schengen visa in Estonian Embassy in Ankara?

ATTENTION!
Due to the restrictions related to the spread of novel coronavirus, Estonian Embassy in Ankara and VFS Global visa centres in Turkey accept visa applications in exceptional cases only (see list of exceptions below). VFS Global accepts Schengen visa applications in selected visa centres only, for more information, please visit website of VFS Global.

As an exception, following categories of third country nationals can apply for a visa (current list is valid from 16 October):
* applicants who want to travel to Estonia because of employment (visa is applied on the basis of short term employment registration or on basis of the right to work in Estonia arising from law). NB! Exception is not applied to family members of applicants!
* applicants to want to travel to Estonia 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.

Additionally residents of Australia, Georgia, Japan, Canada, Republic of Korea, Rwanda, Thailand, Tunisia, Uruguay and New Zealand can apply for any kind or type of visa. NB! Residents of Australia, Georgia, Japan and Canada can apply for a visa is Estonian Embassy in Ankara only if they can prove that it is impossible to apply for a visa in the Estonian Embassy situated in the country of their residence.

Appointments for lodging a visa application as an exception can be acquired in Embassy’s electronic calendar broneering.mfa.ee, 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.

In Estonian Embassy in Ankara following third country nationals can apply for Schengen visa:

  • all residents of Turkey irrespective of their citizenship. Applicant, who is not citizen of Turkey must have Turkish residence permit to apply for short term visa in Estonian Embassy in Ankara;
  • by way of exception non-residents of Turkey can apply for short term visa in Estonian Embassy in Ankara, if it is not possible to apply for Schengen visa to Estonia in their home country, i.e. if there isn’t Estonian foreign representation handling visa applications in country where applicant lives and Estonia is also not represented by another Schengen Member State in his or her country of residence. List of Estonian representations which are handling visa applications can be found here and list of countries where Estonia is represented in issuing Schengen visas by other Member State can be found here.