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Estonians and other EU-citizens:
Estonian or other EU-citizens do not require to get a visa before moving for a longer period (longer than 90 days) to Germany. You are required to register with the registration office (Einwohnermeldeamt/Bürgerbüro) in the town/city you move to. However, you must at all times during their stay in Germany be able to identify themselves with a valid passport or a national ID-card. Please note that for Estonian citizens only the passport and the national ID card are valid travel documents for trips to Germany. Also please ensure that you have health insurance coverage for your stay.
For trips to Germany exceeding 90 days (e.g. family reunion, employment, studies etc.) you need to apply for a visa in advance at the German Embassy in Tallinn. Your application can only be rendered in person, after booking an appointment online.
A visa can only be issued if the application is complete (original and 2 sets of copies) and all documents necessary are attached. For information about which documents you need for your visa application please read the information sheet below.
If you have difficulties speaking German, Estonian or English with us, please bring an interpreter.
Your visa application will be processed as quickly as possible. As soon as a positive decision has been made you will be informed by email or phone. Please refrain from inquiries during the process as this will only slow down the procedure. Please be informed that questions solely regarding the status of your visa will not be answered.
Checklist visa application
- Thoroughly read through the applicable information sheet below.
- Fill in and print out the application form.
- Book an appointment for national visa here. Please note that it is not allowed to block appointments and to transfer a booked appointment to another applicant. Those who book several appointments will be blocked by the system and all appointments will be deleted without further notice. Also be informed that a visa can be applied for no more than three months before the date of entry into Germany.
- Be on time for your appointment. If you are delayed or cannot attend the appointment, please cancel the appointment at least three days in advance.