We work to develop and maintain the important and long-standing relationship between the UK and Estonia.

We deal with a wide range of political, commercial, security and economic issues. The embassy also provides consular assistance to British nationals in Estonia.

Our services

Out-of-hours emergency assistance

British nationals who need emergency assistance outside normal office hours should call +372 6674 700 where they will be given details on how to proceed and how to contact Out of Hours Global Response Centre if needed.

Emergency travel documents

We may be able to provide an emergency travel document if you can’t get a new or replacement passport in time to travel. If you are due to travel in the next 24 hours, you should contact your nearest consulate as soon as possible.

For all other applications, please check what you must bring with you and then make an appointment at your nearest consulate using the links below.

Please call your nearest consulate for advice before making an appointment if:

  • you have never applied for a British passport before
  • you are applying on behalf of a child

An emergency travel document does not guarantee entry to every country. Read what an emergency travel document does.

Book an appointment for an emergency travel document in Tallinn

Passport renewal

For information on how to apply for your first passport or renew an existing passport, please visit the overseas passport section of this website.

Please note that our consulates cannot deal with individual enquiries about passport applications.


This Embassy does not deal with visa matters. For information on whether you need a visa to travel to the United Kingdom and how to apply, please see the UK Visas & Immigration page.

All visa applications must be made online and an appointment booked to visit UK Visa Application Centre to enrol your biometric information. You can check if you require a visa and apply online through the UK Visas & Immigration pages. Once the UK visa online application process has been completed customers must also register their details on UK Visa Application Centre website. The UK Visa Application Centre is located at:

UK Visa Application Centre
Regus Tallinn Metro Plaza
3. Korrus
Metro Plaza
Viru Väljak 2
10111 Tallinn

The UK Visa Application Centre offers a range of Added Value Services such as a Priority Visa Service. Further details on all of the services offered, including eligibility criteria, is available on the UK Visa Application Centre website. Completed applications will be sent to the Decision Making Centre in Paris for processing. Application centre staff will play no part in the decision making process. For further details on the application process and processing times please visit the UK Visas & Immigration pages.

All applicants in Estonia requesting information should contact the new international enquiry service.

Please note that our consulates cannot deal with individual enquiries about visa applications.

Notarial and documentary services

Information about Notarial Services available at the British Embassy Tallinn.

Healthcare in Estonia

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

Notarial and documentary services

Information about official documents, certificates, letters, and notes available at British Embassy Tallinn.

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.

Registering a birth or death

Understanding your legal requirements in Estonia and how you can register a birth or death, and information on legal documents for couples marrying or entering into civil partnerships abroad.

List of lawyers and interpreters

A list of English speaking lawyers and interpreters who may be able to help you with official transactions in Estonia. Please note that inclusion in this list does not constitute official endorsement by the British Embassy or the UK government.

Guides we produce

We also produce guides for British nationals who need information about services that are not provided by our Consulate, but that you may find useful in specific circumstances.

Living in Estonia - a general set of information and links for British nationals who have a residence in Estonia.

Travel advice for Estonia

Travel advice for Estonia. Information, news and updates to ensure you stay safe, avoid problems, and make informed decisions when living or travelling in Estonia.

Legalisation Service

How to get official confirmation that your UK public documentation is genuine so it can be accepted by foreign authorities. The UK does not require any documents to be legalised for use within the UK.

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
  • do all we properly can to contact you within 24 hours of being told that you have been detained
  • offer support and help in a range of other cases, such as child abductions, death of relatives overseas, missing people and kidnapping
  • contact family or friends for you if you want
  • make special arrangements in cases of terrorism, civil disturbances or natural disasters

UK law says we have to charge for some services. Details of our current fees and the standards of service you can expect to receive are on display in all our consular offices

What our consulates cannot do for you

Although we try to help British nationals in a wide range of situations, 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
  • help you enter a country, for example, if you do not have a visa or your passport is not valid, as we cannot interfere in another country’s immigration policy or procedures
  • 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 will have to pay back)
  • make travel arrangements for you, or find you work or accommodation
  • make business arrangements on your behalf

Our people

Christopher  Holtby  OBE

Christopher Holtby OBE

British Ambassador to Estonia

Contact us

British Embassy Tallinn

Wismari 6

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