Continuing down its path as one of the world’s most innovative governments, Estonia is launching one of the first ever Digital Nomad Visas, allowing location independent professionals an opportunity to settle down and work for up to 12 months without worrying about expiring tourist visas border runs. While most of us aren’t traveling during the pandemic, now could be the time to start planning for life after Covid.
From their official website:
We’re happy to announce that Estonia is launching a new Digital Nomad Visa that allows remote workers to live in Estonia and legally work for their employer or their own company registered abroad.
Digital nomads and remote workers have long faced ambiguity when working while they travel, often skirting the law by working while visiting a country with a tourist visa.
But soon, eligible location-independent workers can apply for the chance to come to Estonia to live for up to a year with peace of mind that they can legally work.
Estonia has already transformed the way a country serves people beyond its borders through programmes such as e-Residency. Now with the Digital Nomad Visa, Estonia is transforming how people in the world choose to work.
Who is eligible to apply?
You can apply for the digital nomad visa if you meet the following requirements
You are able to work independent of location
You can perform your work duties remotely using telecommunications technology
You either have an 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.
You can provide evidence that your income met the minimum threshold during the six months preceding the application. Currently, the monthly income threshold is €3504 (gross of tax).
Learn more from the Estonian e-Residency’s official website.