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

Information about how to get an emergency travel document if your UK passport is lost or stolen.

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.

Visas

For information on whether you require a visa for the United Kingdom and how to apply go to the UK Border Agency website.

Please note that our consulates cannot deal with individual enquiries about visa applications. For all visa enquiries, please contact the UK Border Agency.

Notarial and documentary services

Information about Notarial Services available at the British Embassy Tallinn. Appointments for these services can be made using our Online booking appointment system

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 Iceland 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
Tallinn
10136
Estonia

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