Estonia's Digital Nomad Visa

By Betsy Burlingame

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Summary: Launched on August 1, 2020, Estonia's digital nomad visa allows people to live and work remotely in Estonia for up to 12 months. You'll need to apply at your Estonian Embassy or Consulate and the process takes 15-30 days.

Moving to Estonia - Estonia's Digital Nomad Visa

Visa: Estonia's Digital Nomad Visa
Length of Stay: 12 months
Fees: €80-100
Online Application Available: No, you will need to visit your nearest Estonian Embassy or Consulate to apply.
Documents Needed: Passport (Photo Page), Proof of Employment or Student Status
Visa Processing Time: Process takes 15-30 days.
More Information & FAQs

Interested in spending a year working remotely from Estonia? Estonia launched their Digital Nomad Visa on August 1, 2020 -- inviting digital nomads to spend up to 12 months in Estonia. If you are not allowed to travel to Estonia, wait to apply until you are able or your application will be denied. Current travel restrictions are listed on this page. You will need to have a monthly income of at least €3504.

"Medical care in Estonia falls short of Western standards outside the larger cities such as Tallinn, Tartu, and Pärnu. Many medical professionals in Estonia are highly-trained, but some hospitals and clinics still suffer from a lack of equipment and resources. Many doctors speak at least some English. Make sure your health insurance plan provides coverage overseas. Most care providers overseas only accept cash payments. See our webpage for more information on insurance providers for overseas coverage," wrote the US State Department.

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Expats living in Estonia interested in expat health insurance should take a minute to get quotes our partner, International Citizens Insurance, a trusted expat health insurance broker. They will provide you with comparison quotes from some of the biggest expat health insurers: Cigna, Aetna and GeoBlue.

"Come here first and meet the people, and see how you like it. For winter, bring heaps of extremely warm clothes. Culturally it is a dream, with the concert hall and opera house performing 9 mos of the year, and best seats at only 11 dollars. You can join the Academic Library and check out books in English and many other languages," advised one expat in Tallinn.

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