Estonia Digital Nomad Visa

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The Estonia Digital Nomad visa allows remote workers to legally work for an employer or company registered abroad while living in their home country. 

Digital nomads and remote workers have long battled gray areas to work while traveling, but in Estonia, qualified self-employed people can come to Estonia knowing that they can work legally and apply for the opportunity to stay for up to one year. Through initiatives such as e-residency, Estonia has changed the way it cares for its citizens across borders. By introducing the Digital Nomad Visa, Estonia is now changing the way people work globally.

Who can apply for the Estonia Digital Nomad Visa?

You need to fit into one of the following categories:

  1. If you work for an employer that is registered abroad and have an employment contract with that employer. 
  2. You are registered abroad and conduct business for a company in which you are a partner/shareholder. 
  3. You mainly provide freelance or consulting services to clients who have contracts with fixed locations abroad.


1 year





Processing time

1 month




What are eligibility requirements for the Estonia Digital Nomad Visa?

6 Eligibility Requirements

  • Apply at your nearest Estonian Embassy. Process takes up to 30 days.
  • Be able to work independent of location.
  • Be able to perform your work duties remotely using telecommunications technology.
  • 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 also offer freelance or consulting services mostly to clients, whose permanent establishments are in a foreign country, and with whom you have contracts.
  • 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).

Which documents do I need to apply for the Estonia Digital Nomad Visa?

6 Document Required

  • 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.
  • Documents certifying that you can perform your work duties independent of location and that you use telecommunications technology in the performance of these duties.
  • Documents certifying that you continue to work either: for a foreign-registered employer, for a foreign-registered company in which you have a shareholding, or as a freelancer or consultant mainly providing services to clients with a foreign establishment according to a contractual relationship.
  • Documents certifying your income during the six months preceding the application and which indicate the amount, regularity, and sources of the income.
  • Description of your study and professional life course.

Frequently asked questions

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  • If a you stay in Estonia for more than 183 days in a consecutive 12 month period, you will be considered an Estonian tax resident and should declare and pay taxes.

Talent Migration data for Estonia

Talent gain & drain map of 2015-2019 data. Sourced from World Bank Digital Development Data.

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