Information on the war in Ukraine

Temporary extension of the right to stay of Ukrainian citizens

By the decision of the Director General of the Police and Border Guard Board (PBGB), Ukrainian citizens and their family members whose basis for stay in Estonia is about to expire shortly may continue to stay in Estonia temporarily. Likewise, Ukrainian citizens as well as their family members without biometric passports are now allowed to enter Estonia visa-free.

In view of the war that has broken out in Ukraine and the fact that returning to Ukraine is currently dangerous and logistically difficult, the PBGB, with the consent of the Ministry of the Interior, has decided to allow Ukrainian citizens and their family members, whose visa or other basis for stay has expired or will expire in the near future, to stay in the country.