The U.S. Embassy in Tallinn is available to provide services to American citizens 24 hours a day in the event of a serious emergency, such as death, arrest, illness, missing persons or destitution. For general information on the type of emergency services that can be provided, and the limits on those services, please refer to the Department of State’s main travel website.
A U.S. citizen who wishes to request emergency assistance should call the Embassy’s Consular Section during normal business hours (8:30 a.m. to 5:30 p.m., Estonian time) at 668-8128, -8111 or -8197. The main switchboard telephone number is 668-8100. (When calling from the United States, begin by dialing 011-372-.) Outside of normal business hours, you may call 668-8100 and ask to speak to the “duty officer,” or call the mobile number of the duty officer.
Please note that any issues relating to visas for individuals who are not American citizens, even if an American citizen has a direct interest in the matter, generally are not considered to be emergencies. For questions relating to visas, please review information on this website relating to visas, or write to VisaTallinn@state.gov.
The death of a loved one overseas can be a traumatic experience. In case of death of an American citizen in Estonia, please notify the Embassy immediately. In order to assist loved ones in making difficult decisions, the Embassy has prepared this detailed Disposition of Remains Report.