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Messages for U.S. Citizens
 

Below are important messages from the U.S. Department of State and the U.S. Embassy in Tallinn to U.S. citizens living in Estonia or visiting this country concerning important events or issues. 

If you are a US citizen and wish to receive these periodic messages directly, subscribe to our mailing list by registering with the U.S. Embassy.

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U.S. EMBASSY TALLINN

SECURITY MESSAGE:  EVENTS IN TALLINN ON 26 APRIL 2016

The U.S. Embassy in Tallinn informs U.S. citizens of events scheduled for April 26th in Tallinn in memory of the Bronze Soldier commemorating the unrest following the 2007 relocation of the Bronze Soldier of Tallinn, the Soviet World War II memorial.

Schedule of Events:

1900-1930: Public gathering at Tõnismäe park (blue circle on map)

1930-2000: March/movement to Tatari Street 9, where an individual was killed in 2007 (red oval on map).

Even demonstrations or gatherings intended to be peaceful can turn confrontational and escalate into violence.  You should exercise caution if in the vicinity of any large gatherings, protests, or demonstrations.

For further information about security in Estonia:

  • See the State Department's travel website for the Worldwide Caution, Travel Warnings, Travel Alerts, and the Country Specific Information for Estonia. For additional information, refer to the "Traveler's Checklist" on the State Department's website.
  • Enroll in the Smart Traveler Enrollment Program (STEP) to receive security messages and make it easier to locate you in an emergency. 
  • Contact the U.S. Embassy in Estonia, located at Kentmanni 20, Tallinn at +372-668-8128, 8:30 am - 5:30 pm Monday through Friday.   After-hours emergency number for U.S. citizens is +372 509-2129, or if there is no answer, please call +372-668-8169.   Inquiries about American citizen services provided by the Embassy's Consular Section may be directed to ACSTallinn@state.gov.
  • Call 1-888-407-4747 toll-free in the United States and Canada or 1-202-501-4444 from other countries from 8:00 a.m. to 8:00 p.m. Eastern Standard Time, Monday through Friday (except U.S. federal holidays).

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Travel Alert – Europe

23 March 2016 

The State Department alerts U.S. citizens to potential risks of travel to and throughout Europe following several terrorist attacks, including the March 22 attacks in Brussels claimed by ISIL.  Terrorist groups continue to plan near-term attacks throughout Europe, targeting sporting events, tourist sites, restaurants, and transportation.  This Travel Alert expires on June 20, 2016.

U.S. citizens should exercise vigilance when in public places or using mass transportation.  Be aware of immediate surroundings and avoid crowded places.  Exercise particular caution during religious holidays and at large festivals or events.

U.S. citizens should also:

  • Follow the instructions of local authorities, especially in an emergency. 
  • Monitor media and local information sources and factor updated information into personal travel plans and activities.  
  • Be prepared for additional security screening and unexpected disruptions.
  • Stay in touch with your family members and ensure they know how to reach you in the event of an emergency.
  • Register in our Smart Traveler Enrollment Program (STEP).

European governments continue to guard against terrorist attacks and conduct raids to disrupt plots.  We work closely with our allies and will continue to share information with our European partners that will help identify and counter terrorist threats.

For further information:

  • See the State Department's travel website for the Worldwide Caution, Travel Warnings, Travel Alerts, and the Country Specific Informationfor Estonia. For additional information, refer to the "Traveler's Checklist" on the State Department's website.
  • Enroll in the Smart Traveler Enrollment Program (STEP)to receive security messages and make it easier to locate you in an emergency. 
  • Contact the U.S. Embassy in Estonia, located at Kentmanni 20, Tallinn at +372-668-8128,8:30 am - 5:30 pm Monday through Friday.   After-hours emergency number for U.S. citizens is +372 509-2129, or if there is no answer, please call +372-668-8169.   Inquiries about American citizen services provided by the Embassy's Consular Section may be directed to ACSTallinn@state.gov.
  • Call 1-888-407-4747 toll-free in the United States and Canada or 1-202-501-4444 from other countries from8:00 a.m. to 8:00 p.m. Eastern Standard Time, Monday through Friday (except U.S. federal holidays).

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U.S. Embassy Tallinn 

Message for U.S. Citizens: 

Voting in 2016 U.S. Elections 

28 January 2016 


Your vote counts!  Did you know that many U.S. elections for house and senate have been decided by a margin smaller than the number of ballots cast by absentee voters? All states are required to count every absentee ballot as long as it is valid and reaches local election officials by the absentee ballot receipt deadline.  

Follow a few simple steps to make sure that you can vote in the 2016 U.S. elections: 

1.     Request Your Ballot:  Complete a new Federal Post Card Application (FPCA).   You must complete a new FPCA after January 1, 2016 to ensure you receive your ballot for the 2016 elections.  The completion of the FPCAallows you to request absentee ballots for all elections for federal offices (President, U.S. Senate, and U.S. House of Representatives) including primaries and special elections during the calendar year in which it is submitted. The FPCA is accepted by all local election officials in all U.S. states and territories.  

You can complete the FPCA online at FVAP.gov.  The online voting assistant will ask you questions specific to your state.   We encourage you to ask your local election officials to deliver your blank ballots to you electronically (by email, internet download, or fax, depending on your state).  Include your email address on your FPCA to take advantage of the electronic ballot delivery option.  Return the FPCA per the instructions on the website.  FVAP.gov will tell you if your state allows the FPCA to be returned electronically or if you must submit a paper copy with original signature.  If you must return a paper version, please see below for mailing options. 

2.     Receive and Complete Your Ballot:   States are required to send out ballots 45 days before a regular election for federal office and states generally send out ballots at least 30 days before primary elections.  For most states, you can confirm your registration and ballot delivery online

3.     Return Your Completed Ballot:  Some states allow you to return your completed ballot electronically and others do not.  If your state requires you to return paper voting forms or ballots to local election officials, you can do so free of charge at the nearest U.S. embassy or consulate.  Place your ballots in postage paid return envelopes or in envelopes bearing sufficient domestic U.S. postage, and address them to the relevant local election officials.  


You may also mail your ballot request or voted ballot to U.S. Embassy Tallinn using Eesti Post. 

Send it to:

Consular Section
U.S. Embassy Tallinn
Kentmanni 20
Tallinn  15099 

Ballots will be returned to the United States via pouch or Diplomatic Post mail.  Please remember to put your ballot request or completed ballot in a postage-paid envelope that is addressed to your local election official. 

If it’s more convenient for you, you can also return your FPCA or ballot to your local election officials via international mail or professional courier service at your own expense.  

Researching the Candidates and Issues:  Online Resources.  Check out the FVAP links page for helpful resources that will aid your research of candidates and issues.  Non-partisan information about candidates, their voting records, and their positions on issues are widely available and easy to obtain on-line.  You can also read national and hometown newspapers on-line, or search the internet to locate articles and information.  For information about election dates and deadlines, subscribe to FVAP's Voting Alerts (vote@fvap.gov).  FVAP also shares Voting Alerts via Facebookand Twitter

Learn more at the Federal Voting Assistance Program's (FVAP) website, FVAP.govIf you have any questions about registering to vote overseas, please contact Embassy Tallinn’s Voting Assistance Officer at+372-668-8128, or at VoteTallinn@state.gov.  

Remember, your vote counts!

 

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U.S. Embassy Tallinn

Security Message for U.S. Citizens:  Worldwide Travel Alert

24 November 2015

The State Department alerts U.S. citizens to possible risks of travel due to increased terrorist threats.  Current information suggests that ISIL (aka Da’esh), al-Qa’ida, Boko Haram, and other terrorist groups continue to plan terrorist attacks in multiple regions.  These attacks may employ a wide variety of tactics, using conventional and non-conventional weapons and targeting both official and private interests.  This Travel Alert expires on February 24, 2016.

Authorities believe the likelihood of terror attacks will continue as members of ISIL/Da’esh return from Syria and Iraq.  Additionally, there is a continuing threat from unaffiliated persons planning attacks inspired by major terrorist organizations but conducted on an individual basis.  Extremists have targeted large sporting events, theatres, open markets, and aviation services.  In the past year, there have been multiple attacks in France, Nigeria, Denmark, Turkey, and Mali.  ISIL/Da’esh has claimed responsibility for the bombing of a Russian airliner in Egypt. 

U.S. citizens should exercise vigilance when in public places or using transportation.  Be aware of immediate surroundings and avoid large crowds or crowed places.  Exercise particular caution during the holiday season and at holiday festivals or events.  U.S. citizens should monitor media and local information sources and factor updated information into personal travel plans and activities.  Persons with specific safety concerns should contact local law enforcement authorities who are responsible for the safety and security of all visitors to their host country.  U.S. citizens should:

  • Follow the instructions of local authorities.  Monitor media and local information sources and factor updated information into personal travel plans and activities.  
  • Be prepared for additional security screening and unexpected disruptions.
  • Stay in touch with your family members and ensure they know how to reach you in the event of an emergency.
  • Register in our Smart Traveler Enrollment Program (STEP).


Foreign governments have taken action to guard against terrorist attacks, and some have made official declarations regarding heightened threat conditions.  Authorities continue to conduct raids and disrupt terror plots.  We continue to work closely with our allies on the threat from international terrorism.  Information is routinely shared between the United States and our key partners in order to disrupt terrorist plotting, identify and take action against potential operatives, and strengthen our defenses against potential threats.

For further information:

  • See the State Department's travel website for the Worldwide Caution, Travel Warnings, Travel Alerts, and Estonia Country Specific Information.
  • Enroll in the Smart Traveler Enrollment Program (STEP) to receive security messages and make it easier to locate you in an emergency. 
  • Contact the U.S. Embassy in Estonia, located in Tallinn at Kentmanni 20, at +372 668 8128, 08:30 a.m. – 17:30 p.m. Monday through Friday.  After-hours emergency number for U.S. citizens is +372 509 2129 or +372 668 8169. 
  • Call 1-888-407-4747 toll-free in the United States and Canada or 1-202-501-4444 from other countries from 8:00 a.m. to 8:00 p.m. Eastern Standard Time, Monday through Friday (except U.S. federal holidays).
  • Follow us on Twitter and Facebook

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Security Message for U.S. Citizens:  Continued Security Awareness

16 November 2015 

In the wake of the terrorist attacks in Paris on November 13, the U.S. Embassy in Tallinn reminds U.S. citizens in Estonia to review the Worldwide Caution, which provides information on the continuing threat of terrorist actions and violence against U.S. citizens and interests throughout the world, including Europe. 

Recent terrorist attacks, whether by those affiliated with terrorist entities, copycats, or individual perpetrators, serve as a reminder that U.S. citizens need to maintain a high level of vigilance and take appropriate steps to increase their security awareness. 

For further information:

  • See the State Department's travel website for the Worldwide Caution, Travel Warnings, Travel Alerts, and Estonia Country Specific Information.
  • Enroll in the Smart Traveler Enrollment Program (STEP) to receive security messages and make it easier to locate you in an emergency. 
  • Contact the U.S. Embassy in Estonia, located in Tallinn at Kentmanni 20, at +372 668 8128, 08:30 a.m. – 17:30 p.m. Monday through Friday.  After-hours emergency number for U.S. citizens is +372 509 2129 or +372 668 8169. 
  • Call 1-888-407-4747 toll-free in the United States and Canada or 1-202-501-4444 from other countries from 8:00 a.m. to 8:00 p.m. Eastern Standard Time, Monday through Friday (except U.S. federal holidays).
  • Follow us on Twitter and Facebook

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Message for U.S. Citizens: Travel through Europe

23 September 2015 

The U.S. Embassy in Tallinn informs U.S. citizens residing in or traveling through Europe that travel may be delayed or disrupted across the region, including via land borders. We urge U.S. citizen travelers to carry a valid passport and visa or residency card, if applicable, at all times. Please monitor local media reports for up-to-date information regarding border controls in the country you are visiting and consult your travel company regarding disrupted travel. For questions regarding your immigration status in any European country, please contact the embassy or consulate of the country you are transiting or visiting. 

For further information:

  • See the State Department's travel website for the Worldwide Caution, Travel Warnings, Travel Alerts, and Estonia Country Specific Information.
  • Enroll in the Smart Traveler Enrollment Program (STEP) to receive security messages and make it easier to locate you in an emergency. 
  • Contact the U.S. Embassy in Estonia, located in Tallinn at Kentmanni 20, at +372 668 8128, 08:30 – 17:30 Monday through Friday.  After-hours emergency number for U.S. citizens is +372 509 2129 or +372 668 8169.
  • Call 1-888-407-4747 toll-free in the United States and Canada or 1-202-501-4444 from other countries from 8:00 a.m. to 8:00 p.m. Eastern Standard Time, Monday through Friday (except U.S. federal holidays).
  • Follow us on Twitter and Facebook

 

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We strongly recommend that U.S. citizens traveling to or residing in Estonia enroll in the Department of State's Smart Traveler Enrollment Program (STEP) at travel.state.gov.  STEP enrollment gives you the latest security updates, and makes it easier for the U.S. embassy or nearest U.S. consulate to contact you in an emergency.  If you don't have Internet access, enroll directly with the nearest U.S. embassy or consulate.

Regularly monitor the State Department's website, where you can find current Travel Warnings,Travel Alerts, and the Worldwide Caution.  Read the Country Specific Information for Estonia.  For additional information, refer to the "Traveler's Checklist" on the State Department's website.

Contact the U.S. Embassy for up-to-date information on travel restrictions.  You can also call 1-888-407-4747 toll-free in the United States and Canada or 1-202-501-4444 from other countries.  These numbers are available from 8:00 a.m. to 8:00 p.m. Eastern Time, Monday through Friday (except U.S. federal holidays).  Follow us onTwitter and Facebook.

The U.S. Embassy in Tallinn is located at Kentmanni20, Tallinn and is open from 8:30 am - 5:30 pm on regular business days, 372-668-8128.  If you are a U.S. citizen in need of urgent assistance, the emergency number for the U.S. Embassy is 509-2129 (if calling from the United States, start by dialing 011-372-, and if calling from most other countries, begin by dialing 00-372-), or if there is not an answer please call +372-668-8169.  Inquiries about American citizen services provided by the Embassy's Consular Section may be directed to ACSTallinn@state.gov.

 

 

Worldwide Caution Message

  • Worldwide Caution Message

Contact Information

  • Contact Information Consular Section
    U.S. Embassy
    Kentmanni 20
    15099 Tallinn
    Estonia
    Phone: 372-668-8128
    Visa information: 372-88-06-000
    Fax: 372-668-8267
    E-mail: ACSTallinn@state.gov

Federal Benefits and Federal Agency Services for American Citizens Abroad

  • Federal Benefits and Federal Agency Services for American Citizens Abroad

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