I'm going to study Master degree in Estonia start from 27 August 2018 which I have got all the document to apply for Visa (letter of university acceptance and dormitory contract of 1 year) but Thailand has no Estonian Embassy and Finland Embassy is the representative.
As I asked from the Estonian Embassy said that Finland Embassy can only issue Visa type-C with 90 days of staying which I understand that it's possible to get Visa Type-C to enter Estonia first and then apply for Temporary Residence Permit later within two months. But I'm not sure if it's possible to apply Visa type C with one way ticket flight by declaring my intention to apply Temporary Residence Permit when arrival in Estonia?
I booked only one way ticket because I have to study for two years.. but I'm afraid they will not issue Visa type C because I don't have return flight. To buy a return flight in the period of 90 days means that I will just need it to apply visa and won't use it, but if it's necessary I will have to buy it anyway. It's better than fly to the nearest Estonian Embassy and apply TRP there.(It's costly for me)
Please advice what should I do in this case? Try apply with one way flight with letter of acceptance from university or should I buy return ticket?
Emails from Tokyo's Estonian Embassy
Thank you for your email and choosing Estonia as your studying destination.
The Finnish Embassy in Bangkok could only issue short-term C-visa.
For studying in Estonia, you need following:
· D- visa to enter Estonia - http://vm.ee/en/long-stay-d-visa
· and TRP for Studying - https://www2.politsei.ee/en/teenused/residence-permit/tahtajaline-elamisluba/oppimiseks/index.dot
It is advisable to make consular appointment in Tokyo around 2-3 months before your departure to Estonia.
You would submit the TRP application is Tokyo, but pick it up already in Estonia.
Normally it would take at least 3 working days to process the visa application, from submitting to picking up.
In order to expedite, you could send your documents by email in advance
Regarding the C-visa, please consult directly with FI Embassy
Alternatively you could apply for D-visa (long –term) in Tokyo.
Please ask to send a copy from the EAA to you as well.
I'm also considering about apply D-Visa to Enter Estonia in Tokyo but I'm not sure if I could proceed with what I have first.