JCI WORLD CONGRESS 2019
In Tallinn, Estonia
Information about VISA
You may need a VISA to enter Estonia.
Information can be found on the visa website. Our registration system will automatically generate a visa invitation letter when you indicate that you need one in the registration process. Please note that the visa invitation letter will only be issued if the delegate’s name was approved by the National President and registration has been paid in full.
Estonia is a member of the Schengen area, meaning that travellers coming from other Schengen countries do not need an additional visa to enter Estonia. Nationals of the EU, EEA, United States, Canada, Australia and New Zealand, in addition to further countries, do not need a visa to visit Estonia. Please consult the Estonian Ministry of Foreign Affairs website for a full list and details. If you do require a Schengen area visa, you can submit an application at an Estonian representation abroad. If there is not an Estonian embassy or consulate in your country, you can apply at the office of a Member State representing Estonia in issuing visas.
Visa invitations will be sent to participants who have registered and paid the participation fee 3 months before the event.
More important information:
- COC strongly suggest to start the visa process as soon as possible, not less than one month prior to event
- Even when a participant already has a Schengen visa, an invitation letter is needed to proovide proof on the boarder
- If embassy denies the visa, there is nothing COC or Estonian Ministry of Foreign Affairs can do
- In case there is another country representing Estonia in visa matters, only the citizen of the country can apply for the visa there
- Be honest and calm in case you need to do a visa interview or are being asked questions on the border
- COC will send a list of visa countries and registered number of participants with names to MFA, who will distribute the list accordingly
- In case needed, COC can send a list of paid participants to the embassy to provide support to group applications
- COC in cooperation with MFA will do everything in it’s power to have minimal denials, but none of us can influence the work of other embassies representing us nor the work of institutions behind the decision.
- Participants need to fill in and submit the visa application by themselves
The following shall be submitted upon application for visa:
- a valid travel document which is issued within previous 10 years, contains at least two blank pages for visas and is valid at least 3 months after the expiration date of the visa;
- a filled in and signed application form. In case several persons (minors or a spouse) are covered by the same travel document, individual application forms must be filled in and signed by the persons concerned, in case of minors signed by the parental authority or the legal guardian. A minor at least 15 years old may lodge and sign a visa application personally;
- photo (size 35x45mm)(PDF);
- insurance policy valid in Schengen countries with a coverage of at least 30.000 EUR for the entire duration of stay in Schengen area;
- supporting documents (for more information please visit FAQ):
- documents indicating the purpose of journey;
- documents in relation to accommodation or proof of sufficient means to cover your accommodation;
- documents indicating that you possess sufficient means of subsistence both for the duration of the intended stay and for the return to your country of origin or residence (108€ for each day in Estonia);
- information which enables to assess your intention to leave Schengen area before the expiry of the visa.
This list of supporting documents is non-exhaustive and provides examples of possible supporting documents.