Digital nomad visa for Estonia

We’re happy to announce that Estonia has launched a new Digital Nomad Visa that allows remote workers to live in Estonia and legally work for their employer or their own company registered abroad.

Cost

The application fees for this visa would be $120.

Income

The minimum required monthly income for this visa is $4171.

Duration

This visa allows you to stay in the country for a duration of 12 months.

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Who is eligible to apply?

You can apply for the digital nomad visa if you meet the following requirements

  • You are able to work independent of location
  • You can perform your work duties remotely using telecommunications technology
  • You either have an active employment contract with a company registered outside of Estonia, conduct business through your own company registered abroad, or work as a freelancer for clients mostly outside of Estonia.
  • You can provide evidence that your income met the minimum threshold during the six months preceding the application. Currently, the monthly income threshold is €3504 (gross of tax).

How to apply?

  • Review the eligibility requirements.
  • Fill in the application form online. Print the form and sign it after completion. The state fee is 80€ for a Type C (short stay) visa and 100€ Type D (long stay) visa.
  • Make an appointment at your nearest Estonian Embassy or Consulate to submit your application. Make sure you bring copies of any required supporting documents.
  • Applications are reviewed within 30 days

If you are already legally in Estonia and would like to extend your stay, you can also apply for this visa at a Police and Border Guard Board office. If you choose to apply in Estonia, make sure you have enough time for the application processing period.

More information

You can apply for an Estonian long-stay visa (D-visa) or a short-stay visa to Estonia (C-visa), depending on the planned period of stay.

In addition to the general visa application procedure and rules, you’ll need to provide documents proving that you meet the eligibility requirements of being a location-independent employee or digital nomad.

No person is automatically eligible for a visa and their background is checked as carefully as for other visa applicants.

Due to the continued impact of the COVID-19 pandemic, Estonia’s borders are currently open to people travelling from a limited group of approved countries outside the EU, Schengen Zone, or the UK. Only people coming from these approved countries can apply for a Digital Nomad Visa. The Digital Nomad Visa does not provide people coming from countries not in this approved list with an exemption to travel to Estonia. For the latest information including the list of approved countries, please visit the Ministry of Foreign Affairs website.

The Estonian Government has not delegated to any private visa agent or representative the right or ability to handle DNV applications. The only official way to apply for a DNV is directly through an Estonian Representation that handles visa applications or a Police and Border Guard office.”

For more information about the Digital Nomad Visa, eligibility, the application process, and associated issues, please read our blog post and detailed FAQ.

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