Estonia Issues Their Much Anticipated Digital Nomad Visa

Estonia Issues Their Much Anticipated Digital Nomad Visa

by July 8, 2020

Estonia is launching its long-awaited Digital Nomad Visa this month, an extension of their e-Residency programme.

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. While other countries like Costa Rica, Mexico, Portugal and the Czech Republic have introduced visas for digital nomads, so far these have primarily targeted freelancers.

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In contrast, the new Estonian Digital Nomad Visa (DNV) covers a broader range of digital nomads — in addition to freelancers, it also allows teleworking from Estonia if the person has a foreign employer or is a partner in a company registered abroad. This is great news for location-independent entrepreneurs around the world as it provides a legitimate way to live and work here for up to a year.

Applications for the DNV open on 15 July 2020 at Estonian Representations that handle visa applications or at a Police and Border Guard office in Estonia.


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