Estonia has become an interesting choice when it comes to changing the country of residence, as well as the work environment. However, one must follow specific procedures to receive a work and residence permit in Estonia.
Types of work and residence permits in Estonia:
Foreign citizens who want to move to Estonia can apply for one of the following works and residence permits:
Work permits in Estonia
Citizens of the EU do not need a separate permit to work in Estonia, unlike third world country members that can work in Estonia only if they have a residence permit.
In Estonia, foreigners who stay or arrive in Estonia based on a visa or on a visa-free basis can apply for a short-term employment that cannot last more than six months a year. This application is done by the employer. People who are in Estonia based on a residence permit are not allowed to be registered for short-term employment in Estonia, but they can apply for a work permit or a residence permit employment.
Documents required for work permit in Estonia:
Obtaining a work permit in Estonia implies securing employment within a local company. In the case of EU citizens, there is no need for a work permit, however, non-EU and non-EEA citizens will be required to submit the following documents prior to their arrival in Estonia:
other documents such as recent photographs and application forms, depending on the country of origin of the applicant.