Digital Nomad Visa

Location-independent workers from any country can apply for a secure, unique digital ID issued by the Government of Estonia. This solution is perfect for:
  • entrepreneurs
  • freelancers
  • business owners
  • consultants
  • digital nomads

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).

How to apply? 

  • Review the eligibility requirements. 
  • Fill in the application form online. Print the form and sign it after completion. The state fee is 80€ for a Type C (short stay) visa and 100€ Type D (long stay) visa. 
  • Make an appointment at your nearest Estonian Embassy or Consulate to submit your application. Make sure you bring copies of any required supporting documents.
  • Applications are reviewed within 30 days 

👉 If you are already legally in Estonia and would like to extend your stay, you can also apply for this visa at a Police and Border Guard Board office. If you choose to apply in Estonia, make sure you have enough time for the application processing period. 

More information:

The only official ways to apply for a DNV are: (1) directly through an Estonian Representation that handles visa applications, (2) directly at a Police and Border Guard office 3) at a VFS office, which has been delegated the right to handle DNV applications on behalf of the Estonian Government (USA, Canada, Australia, Japan, Ukraine). 


Please note before applying:

  • You can apply for an Estonian long-stay visa (D-visa) or a short-stay visa to Estonia (C-visa), depending on the planned period of stay.
  • In addition to the general visa application procedure and rules, you’ll need to provide documents proving that you meet the eligibility requirements of being a location-independent employee or digital nomad.  
  • No person is automatically eligible for a visa and their background is checked as carefully as for other visa applicants.

Digital Nomad Visa specific:

  • 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
  • For their company registered abroad, or
  • As a freelancer for clients mostly abroad
  • No right of citizenship or permanent residence in Estonia or EU.
  • Apply at your nearest Estonian Embassy. Process takes up to 30 days.
  • Pick up visa at nearest Estonian Embassy. Standard visa rules & procedures apply.