Embassies and Consulates in Estonia

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In most of the countries you will find diplomatic missions, which usually refers to an embassy and/or a consulate. Diplomatic bodies represent other country interests in Estonia, with the aim of strengthening international relations between the states and providing services for their citizens in Estonia.

Embassies and consulates are considered legal territories of their home countries. They are not "foreign territory" but they are protected and considered the property of the country using them, meaning that Estonia does not have jurisdiction over the embassy or consulate of another country.

What is the difference between Embassy and Consulate

The Vienna Convention on Consular Relations international treaty defines the diplomatic mission’s purpose and framework. The various diplomatic missions offer several services and carry out different missions. For example:

  • Embassy: This is the primary diplomatic representation of a country’s government and is headed by an ambassador. An embassy is the main location for a diplomatic presence of one country in another. A country has at most one embassy in another country, and is always established in the capital city of the host country. In the absence of a consulate in a country, the embassy has also a consular section to carry out all the relevant consular services (see below).
  • Consulate General: This is a diplomatic mission, headed by a consul that provides a full range of services such as: issuing passports/visas, keeping birth and marriage records, assisting expats, providing legal information, translations etc. It can be located in any major city of the host country, although often in the capital city (in certain cases, in the same building as the embassy). In major countries and large territories, you often have more than one consulate.
  • Honorary Consulate: It supplements the Consulate to provide a limited range of consular services and is headed by an honorary consul. They help nationals abroad. For example, in the event of a hospital stay, missing person, death, natural disaster or other emergency. They can also issue emergency travel documents and consular declarations for which the applicant is required to appear in person.

NB: You will usually apply for a visa at the Consulate of the country you want to visit. However, if there is no such representation in Estonia, you can apply for a visa at the embassy.

Where to find Consulates and Embassies in Estonia

Not all countries have an Embassy and/or a Consulate as it depends of the political situation, the relationship with the host country, the size of the country, and the number of foreign citizens living there.

In some cases, countries can share representations and you can be assisted by the services of another embassy or consular service to get the information you need.
We recommend you register/contact your country’s embassy at your destination. It is a free service provided by any diplomatic mission and it will allow them to record information about your upcoming trip abroad. It can be used to assist you in case of an emergency.

Registration will also allow you to get routine information from your nearest embassy or consulate, as citizen residing abroad.

The Estonian capital, Tallinn hosts 34 embassies.

There are also 20 consulates and one other representations in Estonia (European Union Representation Office in Tallinn).

All consulates and honorary consulates are located in Tallinn, except for those countries who own an embassy in the capital of Estonia and might have another diplomatic mission outside the capital.

You will find below a list of selected countries (the list is not exhaustive) that have a diplomatic mission in Estonia. The list includes embassies, consulates, honorary consulates and sometime other official representations for you to be able to get information and services.

Embassies and Main Consulates in Tallinn


Canadian Embassy in Estonia

Address: Toom Kooli 13, 2nd Floor, 15186 Tallinnn
Tel: (+372) 627 3311
E-Mail: Tallinnn@canada.ee
Social Media: https://twitter.com/CanadaEstonia
Opening hours: Mon-Fri: 08:30h to 17:00h
The embassy of Canada in Tallinn provides consular services to Canadians visiting and living in Estonia such as registration of childs birth abroad, requirements and documents and processes for getting married abroad, notarial services, passport services, etc.


Embassy of China in Estonia

Address:Narva mnt.108, 10127, Tallinnn
Tel: (+372) 601 5830
E-Mail: Tallinnn@csm.mfa.gov.cn
Social Media: https://twitter.com/ChineseEstonia and https://www.facebook.com/chineseembassyinestonia/
Opening hours: 9:00 am to 12:00 pm and 2:30 pm - 6:00 pm Monday through Friday

The consular section provides a range of consular services such as visa and passport processing as well as document legalization.


French Embassy in Estonia

Address: Toom-Kuninga 20, 15185 Tallinnn
Tel: (+372) 616 1600
E-Mail: info@ambafrance-ee.org
Social Media: https://www.facebook.com/France.en.Estonie/ and  https://twitter.com/france_estonia and https://www.instagram.com/franceinestonia/
Opening hours: Monday to Thursday from 9:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. (last appointment at 12:30 p.m.) and from 2:30 p.m. to 5:30 p.m. (last appointment at 5 p.m.);
Friday from 9:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. (last appointment at 12:30 p.m.) and from 2:30 p.m. to 4:30 p.m. (last appointment at 4 p.m.).

The French Embassy in Estonia provides reception of the public (consular affairs), register of French nationals established outside France, identity cards and passports, civil status: marriages, births ..., other steps (legalization of signature, driver's license...), elections, national service and assembly of French nationals abroad.


Embassy of Germany in Estonia

Address: Toom-Kuninga 11, 15048 Tallinnn
Tel: (+372) 627 5300
E-Mail: info@Tallinnn.diplo.de
Social Media: https://twitter.com/auswaertigesamt and https://www.facebook.com/DeutscheBotschaftTallinnn/ and https://www.instagram.com/GermanyinEstonia/
Opening hours: Monday to Thursday 9:00 a.m. - 17:00 p.m. Friday 9:00 a.m. - 14:00 p.m
The Embassy of the Federal Republic of Germany in Estonia provides passports and ID cards’ services, nationality, family and inheritance matters, criminal records, visa and entry, lawyers, doctors and translators and customs service, etc.


Embassy of the Japan in Estonia

Address: Harju 6, 15069 Tallinnn
Tel: (+372) 631 0531
E-Mail: info@ti.mofa.go.jp
Social Media: https://www.facebook.com/
Opening hours: The consular section is open Monday-Friday: 9:00 - 12:30 and 13:30 - 17:45

The Japanese consulate shares the same details as the embassy. They provide a range of consular services such as visa and passport processing as well as document legalization.


Embassy of Russia in Estonia

Address: Pikk street 19, 10133 Tallinnn
Tel: (+372) 646 4170 / 4169 / 4168
E-mail: estonia@mid.ru
Consular section:
Address: Lai street 18, 10133 Tallinnn
Tel: (+372) 646 4131
E-Mail: konsul.estonia@mid.ru
Social Media: https://twitter.com/MID_RF and https://vk.com/mid

For services such as issues of citizenship of the Russian Federation, visa and passport processing as well as document legalization, it is requested to visit the Consular Section upon appointment.
Honorary Consulates: In addition to the embassy in Tallinnn, Russia has two other honorary consulates in Narva and Tartu.

United Kingdom (Great Britain)

British Embassy in Estonia

Address: Wismari 6, 10136 Tallinnn
Tel: (+372) 667 4700
E-Mail: Use the contact form for consular enquiries. For enquiries that are not about consular issues, email infoTallinnn@fcdo.gov.uk
Social Media: https://www.facebook.com/BritishEmbassyTallinnn and https://twitter.com/UKinEstonia
Opening hours: Monday to Friday: 9:00-17:00

The British Embassy in Estonia provides services to British nationals living in and visiting the country. Some of the services are: emergency travel document replacement, notarial and documentary services, marriage, consular fees, visa services, etc.

USA (United States of America)

Embassy of the United States of America in Estonia

Address: Kentmanni 20, 15099 Tallinnn
Tel: (+372) 668 8100
E-Mail: usasaatkond@state.gov
Social Media: https://twitter.com/USEmbTallinnn and https://www.facebook.com/estonia.usembassy and https://www.instagram.com/usembassyTallinnn/?hl=en
Opening hours: Monday-Friday: 08:30-17:00

The US representation in Estonia provides a range of consular services such as regular passport applications and renewals, Consular Reports of Birth Abroad (CRBA), and notarial services, assistance on death of a U.S. Citizen and emergency financial assistance, etc.

General Consulates in Estonia

Contact directly the Embassy/Consulate website for more information.

For countries with no consulates or embassies in Estonia, the Honorary Consulates are supervised by diplomatic representations located in other country, often Stockholm, in Sweden or Helsinki, in Finland for Estonia.

General Consulates in Tallinn