Estonian Digital Nomad Visa

Remote workers, self-employed people, and freelancers can spend 1 year in Estonia with the Digital Nomad Visa.

Benefits

  • Apply from abroad or in Estonia
  • Bring family
  • Approved in 1 month
  • Moderate income requirements
  • Travel in Estonia and E.U.
  • Low application fee

Introduction

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 makes it an ideal environment to work online or start a business.

With its straightforward application, Estonia’s Digital Nomad Visa may be the easiest way for remote workers to spend a year in Europe.

Internet Speed

Fixed broadband: 78.58 Mbps download/59.60 Mbps upload Mobile: 57.82 Mbps download/13.79 Mbps upload Estonian Speedtest

Cost of living

No. 41 globally

Income requirements

$4,253 per month required income. You’ll need proof of this income (like pay stubs or bank statements) for the previous 6 months.

Fees

$122 application fee ($98 for less than 3 months)

Application process

Fill out, print, and sign the application form here. Choose the Estonian long-stay visa (D-visa) if you plan to stay longer than 90 days.

Make an appointment at the Estonian embassy or consulate to turn in your documents.

Wait 1 month for approval.

If you are already in Estonia, you can apply for a Digital Nomad Visa at the Police and Border Guard Board office. Be sure that at least 1 month remains on your current visa to allow for the visa processing time.

Only certain embassies can process these applications, so if you are from a country that has visa-free entry to Estonia, it may be easier to apply for your Digital Nomad Visa from within Estonia.

Documents required:

  • Passport that will be valid for at least 3 months after the visa would expire
  • Completed and signed application form
  • 35 x 45 mm passport photo
  • Proof of travel and medical insurance
  • Biometrics/fingerprints
  • Proof of payment for visa fee

Documents to prove your status as a remote worker, such as:

  • Proof of your income for the past 6 months, indicating amount, regularity, and source
  • Proof that you can work online using telecommunications technology (such as a letter written by your employer confirming your ability to work)
  • Proof that you are currently working, such as employment or freelance contracts
  • Other written evidence of your freelance work (such as emails confirming business arrangements)
  • Description of your work and professional life
  • Tax returns
  • Certificate from a relevant professional body
  • Other documentary evidence relevant to your profession

Other documents may be required.

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