e-⁠Residency vs digital nomad visa

Estonia has already transformed the way a country serves people beyond its borders through e-⁠Residency. Now with the Digital Nomad Visa, Estonia is transforming how people in the world choose to work.

FAQ about Nomad Visa

e-Residency vs Digital Nomad Visa

e-Residency
Secure, government-issued, digital identity for personal, online authentication
Remote entrepreneurs gain digital access to Estonia’s e-services
Establish and run a company online; declare taxes & access banking/payments; low-cost, minimal bureaucracy alternative
Apply online at e-resident.gov.ee. Process takes 3-8 weeks
Receive your e-Residency kit at pickup points around world after verifying identity
Digital Nomad Visa
Right for remote workers to temporarily stay in Estonia for up to 1 year
For digital nomads who can work online & independent of location
For an employer registered abroad or their company registered abroad, or as a freelancer for clients mostly abroad
Apply at your nearest Estonian Embassy. Process takes up to 30 days
Pick up visa at nearest Estonian Embassy. Standard visa rules & procedures apply
Secure, government-issued, digital identity for personal, online authentication
Digital Nomad Visa
Right for remote workers to temporarily stay in Estonia for up to 1 year
Remote entrepreneurs gain digital access to Estonia’s e-services
Digital Nomad Visa
For digital nomads who can work online & independent of location
Establish and run a company online; declare taxes & access banking/payments; low-cost, minimal bureaucracy alternative
Digital Nomad Visa
For an employer registered abroad or their company registered abroad, or as a freelancer for clients mostly abroad
Apply online at e-resident.gov.ee. Process takes 3-8 weeks
Digital Nomad Visa
Apply at your nearest Estonian Embassy. Process takes up to 30 days
Receive your e-Residency kit at pickup points around world after verifying identity
Digital Nomad Visa
Pick up visa at nearest Estonian Embassy. Standard visa rules & procedures apply

I want to apply for e-⁠Residency

Apply to start a company 100% online & run your business remotely
  • No paperwork, physical meetings or bureaucracy
  • A digital way to do business from anywhere (Backed by Estonian Government)
  • Access Estonia’s e-services for remote management of your business
Apply here

I want to apply for digital nomad visa

Apply for the digital nomad visa if you meet the following requirements
  • Ability to work independent of location & work remotely
  • 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.
  • Your income met the minimum threshold (€3504 gross of tax) during the six months preceding the application
Apply here

All you need to know about being a digital nomad