List Of Data To Be Submitted And Certificates To Be Annexed Upon Application For Issue Of Long-Term Visa And Extension Of Period Of Stay And Requirements For Submission Thereof, And Terms For Issue Of Visa And Refusal Of Issue Of Visa, Extension Of Period


Published: 2012-01-01

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List of data to be submitted and certificates to be annexed upon application for issue of long-term visa and extension of period of stay and requirements for submission thereof, and terms for issue of visa and refusal of issue of visa, extension of period of stay and refusal of extension of period of stay, premature termination of period of stay, and the times of annulment and revocation of the visa and the amount of funds sufficient for covering the expenses required for application for and acquisition of the visa and rate of insured amount of health insurance
[RT I, 08.10.2011, 2 - entry into force 11.10.2011]

Passed 17.06.2010 Annex 83
RT I 2010, 45, 268
Entry into force 01.10.2010
Amended by the following legal instruments (show)

Passed
Published
Entry into force

23.08.2010
RT I 2010, 60, 407
01.01.2011

06.10.2011
RT I, 08.10.2011, 2
11.10.2011

22.12.2011
RT I, 29.12.2011, 138
01.01.2012

The Regulation is established on the basis of paragraphs 101(1)1), 2) and 4) of the Aliens Act.

Chapter 1 GENERAL PROVISIONS 

§ 1.  Requirements established for documents to be annexed upon application for long-term visa and extension of period of stay

(1) A travel document to be submitted upon application for long-term visa and extension of period of stay shall meet the requirements stipulated in section 16 of the Personal Identity Documents Act.
(2) A travel document shall contain at least two available pages or an insert leaf and be valid for at least three months after the expiry of the validity period of the visa. On humanitarian grounds, a long-term visa may be entered in a travel document, which is valid for less than three months after the expiry of the validity period of the visa, if the departure of the alien from Estonia on the date indicated in the visa is guaranteed.
(3) The travel document must be issued within the past ten years.
(4) The photo annexed to the application shall meet the following requirements:
1) the photo shall be a colour photo, with the minimum dimensions of 35×45 mm;
2) the photo shall enable the unambiguous identification of the person;
3) the person on the photo shall be in front view, without headwear and on light background;
4) for religious reasons, the person may wear headwear on the photo on the condition that his or her facial image is clearly visible and without shadows;
5) the photo must not include other persons or objects;
6) the photo must not be taken more than six months before the submission of the application.
(5) A document issued in a foreign country and annexed to the application shall, upon request, be translated into Estonian, English or another language accepted by the processor.

§ 2.  Payment of state fee

(1) If the payment of a state fee is prescribed for the review of an application or the performance of a procedure specified in the Regulation, a document certifying the payment of the state fee shall be annexed to the application upon the submission thereof or the state fee shall be paid on the spot.
(2) Instead of a document certifying the payment of the state fee, the person may submit in writing the following data concerning the payment of the state fee:
1) the name of the person who paid the state fee;
2) the name of the person for whom the state fee was paid;
3) the name of the act for which the state fee was paid;
4) reference number;
5) the date on which the state fee was paid;
6) the name of the credit institution and the account to which and from which the state fee was paid;
7) the paid amount.
(3) At a foreign representation of Estonia (hereinafter foreign representation), the payment of the state fee shall be considered certified after the receipt thereof to the settlement account of the foreign representation or to the settlement account of the Ministry of Finance in Estonia.
(4) If a person is exempt from the payment of the state fee or the rate of state fee payable by the person has been reduced by a decision of a competent administrative authority, a document certifying the exemption from the payment of the state fee or reduction of the rate of the state fee or the data specified in subsection (2) concerning the payment of the state fee shall be annexed to the application upon the submission thereof.
(5) Instead of a document certifying the exemption from the payment of the state fee or reduction of the rate of the state fee, the person may submit in writing the following data concerning the exemption from the payment of the state fee or reduction of the rate of the state fee:
1) number and date of the decision;
2) the authority that made the decision.

Chapter 2 DOCUMENTS TO BE SUBMITTED UPON APPLICATION FOR LONG-TERM VISA 

§ 3.  Documents to be submitted upon application for long-term visa

(1) The following shall be submitted upon application for long-term visa:
1) a valid travel document;
2) an application;
3) a photo;
4) a valid health insurance contract, which ensures the payment of medical expenses arising from illness or injury during the validity period of the visa applied for, unless the law or international agreement stipulates otherwise;
5) documents certifying the objective and reason of the trip;
6) documents certifying the existence of sufficient financial means during the stay in Estonia;
7) documents certifying accommodation and coverage of expenses related to the stay during the stay in Estonia;
8) a document certifying the payment of the state fee or data concerning the payment of the state fee, or a document certifying the exemption from the payment of the state fee or data concerning the exemption from the payment of the state fee, or a document certifying the reduction of the rate of the state fee or data concerning the reduction of the rate of the state fee and a document certifying the payment of the reduced state fee or data concerning the payment of the reduced state fee.
(2) The documents certifying the circumstances specified in paragraphs (1)5) to 7) are as follows:
1) the relevant confirmation from the natural or legal person visited by the alien;
2) a diplomatic note or a written communication from an international organisation;
3) a court summons;
4) documents or copies of documents certifying the use of tourist services;
5) documents or copies of documents certifying the use of entertainment services;
6) a document certifying the right to enter the next transit country;
7) documents certifying the performance of road transport;
8) documents certifying employment in Estonia;
9) airline or travel tickets;
10) other documents.

§ 4.  Additional documents to be submitted upon application for long-term visa

(1) A spouse and minor child applying for a long-term visa on the basis of subsection 60(5) of the Aliens Act shall in addition to the documents stipulated in the Regulation submit a document certifying the family relationship or marital status.
(2) An adult child applying for a long-term visa on the basis of subsection 60(5) of the Aliens Act shall in addition to the documents stipulated in the Regulation submit a document certifying the family relationship and a document certifying the state of health or disability.

Chapter 3 DOCUMENTS TO BE SUBMITTED UPON APPLICATION FOR EXTENSION OF PERIOD OF STAY 

§ 5.  Documents to be submitted upon application for extension of period of stay

The following shall be submitted upon application for extension of period of stay:
1) an application;
2) a valid travel document of the applicant;
3) a photo;
4) a valid health insurance contract, which ensures the payment of medical expenses arising from illness or injury during the period of stay in Estonia applied for;
5) a document certifying the reason for the extension of the period of stay, indicating the circumstances concerning the impossibility of the applicant’s departure from Estonia within the allowed period of stay;
6) a document certifying the payment of the state fee or data concerning the payment of the state fee, or a document certifying the exemption from the payment of the state fee or data concerning the exemption from the payment of the state fee, or a document certifying the reduction of the rate of the state fee or data concerning the reduction of the rate of the state fee and a document certifying the payment of the reduced state fee or data concerning the payment of the reduced state fee, unless the law or international agreement stipulates otherwise;
7) a personal identity document of the person submitting the application, if the application is not submitted by the applicant in person;
8) a personal identity document of the person signing the application, if the application is not signed by the applicant.

Chapter 4 DATA TO BE SUBMITTED IN APPLICATION 

§ 6.  Data to be submitted in application for long-term visa

The following data shall be submitted in an application for long-term visa:
1) surname;
2) surname(s) by birth (former surnames);
3) given name(s);
4) date of birth (day, month, year);
5) personal identification code, if applicable;
6) place and country of birth;
7) citizenship (current);
8) citizenship at birth (if different from the current);
9) sex;
10) marital status;
11) in the case of a minor, the given name and surname, address (if different from the applicant’s)and citizenship of the legal representative;
12) the type and number of the submitted travel document, the issuing country and authority, date of issue and expiry of validity;
13) if the applicant resides in a country other than the country of origin, the existence of a permit to return to that country (number and validity period of the permit);
14) profession (currently employed as);
15) the name, address and telephone of the employer or, in the case of students and pupils, the name and address of the educational institution;
16) destination Member State of travel;
17) the number of entries applied for and the duration of the intended stay in days;
18) Schengen visas issued within the past three years and the validity periods thereof;
19) the date of an earlier fingerprinting in connection with application for visa, if applicable;
20) objective of travel;
21) dates of arrival and departure;
22) the Member State of first entry;
23) surname(s) and given name(s) of the hosting person(s) residing in Estonia. In other cases, the name(s) of hotel(s) or temporary accommodation place(s) in Estonia. Address, telephone, fax and e-mail address of the hosting person / hotel/ temporary accommodation place;
24) the person covering the travel and subsistence expenses;
25) means for covering travel expenses;
26) personal data of the family member of the applicant who is a citizen of the European Union, a member state of the European Economic Area or the Swiss Confederation (given name(s), surname, date of birth, citizenship, number of travel document or personal identification certificate and the family relationship with the citizen of the European Union, a member state of the European Economic Area or the Swiss Confederation(, signature (in the case of a minor, the signature of the legal representative), place and date. The visa application data listed in this paragraph shall be submitted only by the family members of the citizens of the European Union, a member state of the European Economic Area and the Swiss Confederation;
27) home address, telephone number(s) and e-mail address of the applicant;
28) place and date of submission of application;
29) signature;
30) fingerprints
[RT I, 08.10.2011, 2 – entry into force 11.10.2011].

§ 7.  Data to be submitted in application for extension of period of stay

(1) The following data shall be submitted concerning the applicant in an application for extension of period of stay:
1) personal data (given name(s), surname(s), former names, date of birth, place of birth (country, town/settlement), sex, citizenship);
2) marital status;
3) address of the place of residence in a foreign country;
4) address of the place of residence during the stay in Estonia;
5) the type and number of the travel document, the issuing country and authority, date of issue and expiry of validity;
6) data concerning the parent, the person having the right of curatorship or legal representative of an applicant under 18 years of age (given name(s), surname(s) and citizenship);
[RT I, 08.10.2011, 2 – entry into force 11.10.2011]
7) reason for the extension of the period of stay and, if available, the name of the resident natural person or company and the contact person of the company to be visited in Estonia;
8) the date to which the applicant wishes to have the period of stay extended;
9) fingerprints
[RT I, 08.10.2011, 2 – entry into force 11.10.2011].
(2) The following data shall be submitted concerning the health insurance contract of the applicant:
1) issuer and number of the policy;
2) date of issue of the policy;
3) period of validity of the policy;
4) the amount of insurance liability.
(3) If the application is not submitted by the applicant in person, the following data concerning representation shall be submitted in addition to the data specified in subsections (1) and (2):
1) type of representation (parent, guardian, representative);
2) personal data of the representative (given name(s), surname(s), former names, personal identification code or date of birth, sex);
3) type, number and issuing country of the personal identity document;
4) address of the place of residence in Estonia;
5) contact details (telephone).
(4) The applicant shall confirm the correctness of the submitted data and the authenticity of the submitted documents and the obligation to cover the costs specified in subsections 281(1) and (2) of the Aliens Act by his or her signature.

Chapter 5 TERMS FOR MAKING DECISIONS 

§ 8.  Term for reviewing visa applications

(1) The issue of or refusal to issue an airport transit visa and a short-term visa shall be decided by a consular official within the term stipulated in Regulation (EC) No 810/2009 of the European Parliament and of the Council establishing a Community Code on Visas (Visa Code) ( OJ L 243, 15.9.2009, p. 1–58).
(2) The issue of or refusal to issue a long-term visa shall be decided by a consular official within 30 days from the acceptance of the application for processing, unless stipulated otherwise in an international agreement binding for the Republic of Estonia.

§ 9.  Term for reviewing application for extension of period of stay

The extension of or refusal to extend the period of stay shall be decided by the Police and Border Guard Board within three workdays from the acceptance of the application for processing, but on the last date of the allowed period of stay at the latest.

§ 10.  Term of premature termination of period of stay

The Police and Border Guard Board, the Security Police or the Ministry of Foreign Affairs shall prematurely terminate the period of stay of an alien immediately upon the emergence of circumstances giving grounds to premature termination of the period of stay.
[RT I, 29.12.2011, 138 – entry into force 01.01.2012]

§ 11.  Term for revoking visas and declaring visas invalid

The Police and Border Guard Board, the Security Police or the Ministry of Foreign Affairs shall revoke a visa or declare a visa invalid immediately upon the emergence of circumstances giving grounds to the revocation of the visa or declaration of the visa invalid.
[RT I, 29.12.2011, 138 – entry into force 01.01.2012]

Chapter 6 ESTABLISHMENT OF RATE OF SUFFICIENT FINANCIAL MEANS AND INSURED AMOUNT OF HEALTH INSURANCE CONTRACT 

§ 12.  Rate of sufficient financial means

The rate of sufficient financial means per every allowed day of stay in Estonia as specified in Chapter 2 of the Aliens Act shall be considered to be 0.2 times the minimum monthly salary rate established by the Government of the Republic.

§ 13.  Rate of insured amount of health insurance contracts

The minimum insurance liability of the health insurance contract specified in Chapter 2 of the Aliens Act shall be 30,000 EUR per the total period of stay in Estonia or in the territory of a member state of the Schengen Convention.
[RT I 2010, 60, 407 – entry into force 01.01.2011]

Chapter 7 FINAL PROVISION 

§ 14.  Entry into force of Regulation

This Regulation shall enter into force on 1 October 2010.

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