Estonia: Startup Visa

Tech startup founders can move to Estonia with an Estonian Startup Visa. Startups can also get visas to hire international employees. 



During your year in Estonia, you can explore its unique Baltic culture, gourmet food scene, and expansive forests untouched by mass tourism, as well as Tallinn’s well-preserved medieval architecture. 

Estonia is sometimes called the most online society due to its broad acceptance of digital technology in day-to-day life, such as its burgeoning tech scene, widespread Wi-Fi, extensive online portals for business and government services, and eResidency for digital identities and business. 

This tech-savvy society and supportive startup ecosystem makes Estonia an ideal place to start a business. If your startup is approved, you may also be able to get visas to hire international staff. Estonian startups can also do business across the E.U.

Internet Speed

Fixed broadband: 78.58 Mbps download/59.60 Mbps upload

Mobile: 57.82 Mbps download/13.79 Mbps upload

Cost of living

No. 41 globally 



Application Process

Apply online and pitch your idea to the Startup Committee. Wait 10 days to find out if you have been approved.

After you are approved, use your application code to apply in person at an Estonian embassy or consulate abroad. You can also enter Estonia and then apply at the office of the Estonian Police and Border Guard Board.

Documents Required

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