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Starting a company in Estonia and running it

Company registration/formation (most commonly in the form of "osauhing") in Estonia is straightforward and with a digital ID can be done 100% online - a digital ID could be the e-resident card or a regular resident card. However, in practice there are a few important things you need to consider before creating a company and also things to think about to be able to run the company smoothly afterwards. So besides the actual business idea, concentrate on the following: 1. How many people will be involved in the ownership/management of the company? If it is more than one, you need to think about the relationship between the parties and also consider an agreement between shareholders to outline a

Residence permit in Estonia - time to prepare for the 2021 quota

Estonia is known to have a small immigration quota for third country nationals. Based on the experience of the last few years, the quota will be full very quickly. If you are working in the IT sector, have a startup business (approved), are a student or a Japanese or US national, you do not need to worry about the quota but all others should keep it mind. In practice, the Police and Border Guard would start accepting the applications for the 2021 quota already in December. It is important that the residence permit decision would take place in the new quota period and not the application itself. If you have e-residency and have thus given your fingerprints then you do not need an appointment.

How can we help you with business setup or other business related questions in Estonia?

Business opportunities in Estonia are attractive and with e-residency, pursuing your business idea in an attractive business climate has become easier. The attractive business environment of Estonia is also accessible for other foreign entities or people who do not have e-residency. Expat Legal Estonia aims to be a service provider for everyone wanting to get their company started (or liquidated), share sold etc and where you can get all your answers from. We are not the typical service provider that most e-residents use but we got you covered with the following area of practice/knowledge. 1. Company in Estonia can be founded online (with an e-residency card or a residence permit card) or at

Estonian citizenship

Like with any other immigration related question, we can also assist with the procedure of receiving Estonian citizenship. Like with most countries, it is not simple and has many prerequisites. One of them is the obligation to renounce your other citizenships as Estonian does not allow for a dual citizenship. The other requirements are: you have a long-term residence permit or the right of permanent residence you have lived in Estonia, prior submitting an application, for at least eight years on the ground of a residence permit or by right of residence, of which at least the last five years on a permanent basis you have passed the Estonian language proficiency examination (this exam is not r

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