We develop and maintain relations between the UK and Estonia.

Our work covers a range of issues including political, commercial, security and economic. We also provide consular assistance to British nationals in Estonia.

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Services for British nationals

Urgent assistance

If you’re in Estonia and you urgently need help (eg if you’ve been attacked, arrested or there has been a death), call +372 6674 700. If you’re in the UK and concerned about a British national in Estonia, call 020 7008 1500.

Get or renew a passport

The British embassy can’t help with passport enquiries. Contact Her Majesty’s Passport Office if you need help.

If you can’t get a new or replacement passport in time to travel, you may be able to get an emergency travel document.

Get an emergency travel document

You can apply for an emergency travel document (ETD) if you’re abroad and your passport has been lost or stolen, damaged or expired, and you can’t get a new or replacement passport in time to travel.

If you’re due to travel in the next 24 hours, contact us as soon as possible. Call us before making an appointment if you’ve never applied for a British passport before or if you’re applying for a child under the age of 16.

Book an appointment for an emergency travel document in Tallinn

Travel advice: for information and advice on travelling to Estonia, see travel advice for Estonia.

Get a visa

The British embassy can’t help with visa enquiries.

If you’re not a British national, you may need a visa to travel to the UK. Check if you need a UK visa.

If you’re a British national travelling abroad and need to apply for a visa to visit a particular country or check if you need a visa, see the entry requirements on our foreign travel advice for the country you want to visit.

For more information on visas, see UK visas and immigration.

Marriage and civil partnerships

We can issue certificates of no impediment and, in some circumstances, perform a marriage or civil partnership for British nationals. For information on getting married in Estonia, see getting married abroad.

Register a birth or death

Find out how to register a birth or register a death that occurred in Estonia. You can’t register a birth or death at the British embassy or consulates.

Bereavement support

If the death occurred in Estonia and you’re still in the country, contact us. If you’re in the UK and hear of the death of a relative from a third party, you should contact the Foreign and Commonwealth Office on 020 7008 1500.

Read our guidance on coping with death abroad.

Support if you’ve been arrested

We’ll do all we can to contact you within 24 hours of being told that you’ve been detained or arrested, and will give you a prisoner pack with information for British prisoners in Estonia. We cannot get you out of prison, prevent the local authorities from deporting you after your prison sentence, or interfere in criminal or civil court proceedings.

Notarial and documentary services

We may be able to offer notarial services, including Administer an oath, affirmation or affidavit; Make a certified copy of a document. See the full list of notarial and documentary services we provide.

Legalisation Service

How to get official confirmation that your UK public documentation is genuine so it can be accepted by foreign authorities.

Ask the UK government to get a UK document legalised (certified as genuine).

Healthcare in Estonia

Information for British nationals living, or planning to live, in Estonia on the different ways to access healthcare.

Residency requirements

Information explaining the rules for British citizens applying for residency in Estonia, what documents are required, and information on the right to reside in Estonia for EU citizens.

Local service providers

Use our lists of local suppliers and services if you need help in Estonia. Please note that inclusion in these lists does not constitute official endorsement by the British embassy or the UK government.

How else we can help

In addition to the services listed above we can also:

  • provide information about transferring funds
  • provide appropriate help if you have suffered rape or serious assault, are a victim of other crime, or are in hospital
  • help people with mental illness
  • offer support and help in a range of other cases, such as child abductions, missing peopleand kidnapping
  • contact family or friends for you if you want
  • make special arrangements in cases of terrorism, civil disturbances or natural disasters or other crises abroad

For more information on the services we can provide, see Support for British nationals abroad: A guide.

General information on living in Estonia

What the embassy cannot do for you

Although we try to help British nationals in a wide range of situations, we cannot:

  • help you enter a country, for example, if you don’t have a visa or your passport is not valid
  • give you legal advice, investigate crimes or carry out searches for missing people, although we can give you details of people who may be able to help you in these cases, such as English-speaking lawyers.
  • get you better treatment in hospital or prison than is given to local people
  • pay any bills or give you money (in very exceptional circumstances we may lend you some money from public funds, which you’ll have to pay back)
  • make travel arrangements for you, or find you work or accommodation
  • make business arrangements on your behalf

Consular fees

We charge fees for some of our services. See the full list of consular fees in Estonia.

Our people

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Theresa Bubbear

British Ambassador to Estonia

Contact us

British Embassy Tallinn

Wismari 6
Tallinn
10136
Estonia

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