Embassy of Estonia in New Delhi issues Estonia Schengen Visa and Estonia Residence Permit.
Jurisdiction of Embassy of Estonia in New Delhi
The Embassy of Estonia in New Delhi covers Afghanistan, Myanmar, and following states of India:
West Bengal, Uttar Pradesh, Sikkim, Uttarakhand, Rajasthan, Tripuri, Punjab, Tamil Nadu, Puducherry, Punjab, Odisha, Nagaland, Meghalaya, Mizoram, Manipur, Lakshwadeep, Madhya Pradesh, Maharashtra, Karnataka, Jharkhand, Kerala, Himachal Pradesh, Andhra Pradesh, Bihar, Nicobar Islands, Chandigarh, Andaman, Arunachal Pradesh, Assam, Dadra and Nagar Haveli, Daman and Diu, Goa, Delhi, Gujarat, Himachal Pradesh, Haryana and J&K.
A Quick Review of Estonia
Estonia doesn’t have to struggle to find a point of difference; it’s completely unique. It shares a similar geography and history with Latvia and Lithuania, but culturally it’s distinct. Its closest ethnic and linguistic buddy is Finland, though 50 years of Soviet rule in Estonia have separated the two. For the last 300 years, Estonia has been linked to Russia, but the two states have as much in common as a barn swallow and a bear (their respective national symbols).
After gaining independence from the might Soviet Union back then in 1918, Estonia has been gradually falling in the arms of the European Union. The country joined the Schengen Area in 2007, thus abolishing its national border in favor of uniform Schengen border.
Blessed with the enticing natural landscape, the country’s tourism sector has been witnessing an unprecedented boom and numbers have surpassed the million mark in 2018.
Estonia’s capital, Tallinn, has emerged as one of the most captivating cities of the European Union
Estonia Schengen Visa Application Process
You will begin by visiting the official website of the Embassy of Estonia in New Delhi in a bid to acquaintance with the existing visa rules.
Secure Appointment Date
The itinerant will secure the appointment date with the staffers of the Embassy of Estonia in New Delhi through VFS Global.
Enter your credentials as instructed by the server to secure the appointment date.
Mandatory Documents for Estonia Schengen Visa Application
Passport: Make sure your passport fulfills the following criteria:
- issued within the last 10 years
- contains at least three (3) blank pages for visas
- is valid at least 3 months after the expiration date of the visa;
- Old passport (mandatory along with other documents)
Application form: Filled out, printed and signed the Estonian Schengen Visa application form.
Color photo (passport-size 35mm x 40mm)
- must be taken within last 6 months
- must have a white background
- no software corrections allowed
Means of subsistence: You should have proof of at least 103 EUR per day of stay in Estonia.
Travel Health Insurance for visa application: Valid in Schengen countries with a coverage of at least 30,000 EUR for the entire duration of stay in the Schengen area.
Roundtrip flight reservation for visa application: A roundtrip flight reservation entails details pertaining to flight routes, reservation code, IATA codes and personal details.
Hotel Bookings for visa application: A hotel booking for visa application or proof of lodging for visa application illustrates that the itinerant has made arrangements for accommodation in the host nation.
Proof of itinerant’s social status in India.
For underage children (under 18) traveling with a single parent, a written consent of the other parent is required with a photocopy of his CNIC card.
It is pertinent here to mention that the embassy reserves the right to ask for additional documents.
Appear for Interview
This part of the visa application process is immensely important and whether your Estonia Schengen Visa application will be approved or not greatly depends on how the itinerant manages his interview.
It is strongly recommended to appear for an interview at the Embassy of Estonia in New Delhi at least 15 minutes prior to the date of the interview. If you fail to appear on time or reach the embassy after 30 minutes of the appointment date, your appointment will be canceled and you have re-secure the appointment.
Track Estonia Schengen Visa Application
With the help of the VFS Global, you can track your Estonia Schengen Visa Application.
Applications shall be decided on within 15 working days of the date of the lodging of a complete application. Applicants are generally given an indicative date when to pick up their application. This period may be extended up to a maximum of 30 calendar days in individual cases, notably when further scrutiny of the application is needed. Exceptionally, when additional documentation is needed in specific cases, the period may be extended up to 60 calendar days.