The Scale-Up Visa provides a great opportunity for Estonian scale-ups to enrich and grow their companies by employing foreign talent, a process that has now been made easier than ever before.
In order to bring non-EU employees to Estonia on a Scale-up Visa:
Check this list to see if your scale-up is pre-included as an Estonian scale-up that can hire non-EU employees on preferential terms.
If your company meets the scale-up definition listed in the Aliens Act §106'3, but is not on the list, you can request an evaluation. Please contact Startup Estonia's team for further information!
If the employee's employment is short term, you will
need to apply for their registration for the short-term employment and your employee will need to
apply for a visa. However, if the employment is for a longer duration, the employee will
need to apply for a temporary residence permit at an Estonian Embassy in a city of their choice or at a Service Point designated by the Estonian Police and Border Guard Board.