Bringing business to Estonia
Thinking about bringing your business to Estonia? A key benefit of setting up a physical presence or hiring employees is to strengthen your business connection in Estonia. This could make it easier to get a business bank account or boost your ability to have a corporate tax residency here. Plus, you’re closer to all the action in Estonia’s innovative startup ecosystem
How can a foreigner bring business to Estonia?
e-Residency makes Estonia the easiest EU country to register and run a company. Below we highlight some of the resources to help you bring your business to Estonia, including information on relocation, labour, hiring staff and finding an office for your business.
Why have a business presence in Estonia?
Setting up an office or hiring local employees in Estonia are great ways to maintain a local business presence, which offers a range of benefits including:
best country in EU for founders and startups
adults speak at least one foreign language (English mostly)
Employees in ICT sector
Open an office in Estonia
Setting up an office in Estonia – ranging from a dedicated workspace in a coworking hub all the way up to a factory – is a great way to maintain a business presence here.
E-Residency does not give any right to move to Estonia, including to set up an office or store, so check the immigration requirements before making plans.
Hiring staff for your business
When hiring employees for your Estonian company, your obligations as an employer will depend on whether they are resident in (1) Estonia, (2) the EEA or Switzerland, or (3) a third country.
The table below summarises the key things to be aware of when hiring. You can read more about Hiring employees for your company in our Knowledge Base
Further resources for hiring employees or relocating talent to Estonia
Consider hiring in Estonia, where there is a highly skilled, English-speaking workforce, particularly in the information technology and professional services sectors. Plus there is low unionisation, simple and straightforward labour legislation, and easy hiring processes.
Thinking of relocating employees to Estonia?