Who Can Apply for an Estonian Digital Nomad Visa?
Estonia welcomes every foreigner looking to work remotely from its country.
The government of Estonia currently issues no restrictions based on nationality.
So, anyone interested in the visa can apply.
There are no criteria based on level of education, a particular skill, etc.
However, there are
conditions you will have to fulfill to be eligible.
Firstly, you must prove that you can complete your tasks and perform your job
responsibilities independently, using telecommunications technologies. In simple
terms, you must prove that you are a digital nomad.
Additionally, you will need to prove that you are of any of these categories:
- 1. Your employer and everyone you work for had their business or company
registered in a foreign country. You must be ready to show your work
contract to your employer.
- 2. If it's a personal business, you have your business (as a sole owner,
partner, or shareholder) registered in a foreign country, and you can
conduct the business activities remotely.
- 3. You offer consulting or freelance services mostly to clients whose
establishments are in other countries.
For category 1, you will be eligible regardless of whether your employer
is a public sector agency, a not-for-profit organization, or a private
company: the policy did not distinguish between these entities.
More importantly, you can work using technologies and have a contract of employment.
Another important qualification is to meet the income threshold stated by the
visa policy. It says that:
An applicant must show evidence that their income for six months before the
application meets the minimum monthly threshold, which is currently at €3,504
This evidence translates to your ability to support yourself during your
time in Estonia.