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Travel document requirements for visitors

Citizens of European Union (EU) and European Economic Area (EEA) countries – Austria, Belgium, Bulgaria, Cyprus, Croatia, Czech Republic, Denmark, Estonia, Germany, Greece, Finland, France, Hungary, Iceland, Ireland, Italy, Latvia, Liechtenstein, Lithuania, Luxembourg, Malta, Norway, Poland, Portugal, Romania, Slovakia, Slovenia, Spain, Sweden, The Netherlands and Switzerland – are required to have only a valid passport or an ID card as a travel document when entering Estonian territory.
We draw your attention to the fact that driving licences, post, bank or tax cards are not accepted as valid travel documents or proof of identity.

Persons wishing to apply for a visa to enter Estonia (Schengen area) should consider that:

  • travel document must be valid at least three months after the expiration of the requested visa period;
  • travel document must be issued within the previous 10 years;
  • travel document must contain at least two blank pages;
  • persons 15 years and older must possess their own travel document with photo;
  • a child 7–15 years of age, sharing the parent's passport, must have his/her photo in the parents' passport. Children under the age of 7, if entered into a parent's passport, do not need to have a photo in the parent's passport.

Failure to meet these requirements will result that the visa application is considered incomplete and cannot be processed.

A visa application for a child travelling without his or her parent must be accompanied by the parents' notarised letter of consent confirming that the child may travel alone or accompanied by a specified person.

Persons, exempted from the visa requirement shall present a valid travel document entitling the holder to cross the border satisfying the following criteria:

  • travel document’s validity shall extend at least three months after the intended date of departure from the territory of the Member States. In a justified case of emergency, this obligation may be waived;
  • travel document shall have been issued within the previous 10 years;
  • a child 7–15 years of age, if entered into a parent's travel document, must have the photo in the parent's passport.
The Table of recognition of the travel documents
The Table of recognition of the travel documents is available on the Europan Commission website. 

Related documents

Travel documents issued by third countries and territorial entities (Part I)
Travel documents issued by Member States (Part II)
Travel documents issued by international organisations and other entities subject to international law (Part III)
List of known fantasy and camouflage passports
List of residence permits issued by member states



Last updated: 10 December 2021

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