startup visa test

These questions are designed to help You figure out, if Your business is eligible for an Estonian Startup Visa
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Are you a citizen of a EU or non-EU country?
Which of these things applies to your business?
What stage do you consider your startup to be in?
What industry is your startup active in?
What industry is your startup active in?
Are you ready to relocate to Estonia?


You are eligible to apply for an Estonian startup visa! You can learn more about Estonia or check out the startup ecosystem.


It seems that your company is not a startup, but fear not, there are other alternatives for continuing your path towards Estonia that you might want to consider.

As an Employee

Apply for a job in Estonia and apply for a temporary residence permit. Estonian companies are actively looking for talented professionals in various sectors, including IT.

Have a look at all the English-language job offers in Estonia on the Work in Estonia webpage.

As a Business Owner

Apply for a residence permit for business if you have a holding in a company or you operate as a sole proprietor and you have invested in business activity in Estonia at least 65,000 euros of capital (in the case of a self-employed person, 16,000 euros). The company’s equity capital, subordinated liability and the amount of registered fixed assets can be regarded as constituting investment.

Detailed information and application on the Estonian Police and Border Guard Board webpage

As an e-resident

The easiest way to start a company in Estonia from anywhere in the world. By becoming an e-resident, you can run your Estonian business regardless of your location. E-residency is a government issued digital identity that offers the freedom to easily start and run a global location-independent business in a trusted EU environment. E-residents can establish a company online from anywhere in the world, manage the company remotely, access various e-services for businesses, such as online business banking, digital signing of documents and much more.

Detailed information and application on the e-residency webpage


EU citizens do not need a visa to relocate to Estonia, but if you are interested in the Estonian Startup Ecosystem, start your journey here.


If you are not ready to relocate you can look into e-residency that could help you run your Estonian business remotely