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Residence permit for a startup

Live, innovate and grow your startup in Estonia, independent of the immigration quota. Grow your startup and hire non-EU talent easily with the Estonian Startup Visa. Live and innovate in Estonia, scale and raise funding globally.

 2,500
One-time fee
Experts
Anna Jõemets
Artjom Angilov
  • The startup company must be developing and launching an innovative and reproducible business model with global growth potential. Its contribution to Estonia’s business environment is to be evaluated by the expert committee of Startup Estonia – https://startupestonia.ee/visa. Approval process is NOT included and remains a responsibility of the founders.

Coordination of the process of obtaining a residence permit (unlimited stay and right to work in Estonia, stay in the Schengen countries for up to 90 days in a 180-days period), including:

  • consultation in preparing the package of documents
  • consultation in completing the forms
  • accompanying the client to a service point of the Police and Border Guard Board or consulting in applying at an Estonian embassy in the client’s country of residence
  • assistance in preparing answers to the additional questions of the Police and Border Guard Board, if they arise
  • coordination of the residence permit card pickup
  • hourly fee is charged for additional consultations over 20 minutes

Preparation of an application usually takes from 4 to 8 weeks, depending on how quickly the client submits the information and documents.

Granting or refusal of the temporary residence permit shall be decided within 2 months from the acceptance of the application.

The residence permit card is issued to the applicant personally within 30 days at a consular office of the Estonian Republic stated in the application form, or at a service point of the Police and Border Guard Board.

The delivery of the residence permit card to a consular office may take additional time.


Main requirements
  • The startup company must be developing and launching an innovative and reproducible business model with global growth potential. Its contribution to Estonia’s business environment is to be evaluated by the expert committee of Startup Estonia – https://startupestonia.ee/visa. Approval process is NOT included and remains a responsibility of the founders.
Included

Coordination of the process of obtaining a residence permit (unlimited stay and right to work in Estonia, stay in the Schengen countries for up to 90 days in a 180-days period), including:

  • consultation in preparing the package of documents
  • consultation in completing the forms
  • accompanying the client to a service point of the Police and Border Guard Board or consulting in applying at an Estonian embassy in the client’s country of residence
  • assistance in preparing answers to the additional questions of the Police and Border Guard Board, if they arise
  • coordination of the residence permit card pickup
  • hourly fee is charged for additional consultations over 20 minutes
Timing

Preparation of an application usually takes from 4 to 8 weeks, depending on how quickly the client submits the information and documents.

Granting or refusal of the temporary residence permit shall be decided within 2 months from the acceptance of the application.

The residence permit card is issued to the applicant personally within 30 days at a consular office of the Estonian Republic stated in the application form, or at a service point of the Police and Border Guard Board.

The delivery of the residence permit card to a consular office may take additional time.

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