PERMIT TO WORK IN ESTONIA

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PERMIT TO WORK IN ESTONIA

PERMIT TO WORK IN ESTONIA

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PERMIT TO WORK IN ESTONIA

How to get a work permit in Estonia?

In Estonia, there is no such thing as a special “work permit”. You can work here if your short-term work is registered by your employer and your stay here is legal (for example, you have a D visa) or if you have a valid (temporary) residence permit for work.

 

Documents giving the right to work in Estonia

Depending on the type of work and your origin, there are the following employment options:

  • If you are a citizen of the EU (as well as Iceland, Liechtenstein, Norway, and Switzerland) you can enter Estonia without a visa
  • If you are an EU citizen and want to work for more than 3 months, then you just need to register as a resident in Estonia in a special population register for 3 months and also apply for an Estonian ID card
  • If you are not a citizen of an EU country and would like to work for a short period of up to a year, you should apply for a D visa. Before applying for a D visa, your employer must register you as a short-term worker in police and border guard of Estonia
  • If you do not have the citizenship of an EU country and would like to work in Estonia for a long period of more than 12 months, you need to apply for a residence permit. First, a temporary residence permit, then after 5 years you can apply for a long-term residence permit.

Therefore, you should seek advice if you have the following questions:

In what cases is a work permit not required in Estonia? You can work without a work permit in the following cases:

Only if you are a citizen of the EU and a number of other countries specified by Estonian legislation.

A requirement is established regarding the minimum monthly wage in the country: the employee must be guaranteed a wage not less than the minimum wage rate. From January 1, 2022 (the minimum hourly wage rate is 3.86 euros and the minimum monthly wage rate paid to a full-time employee is 654 euros. If the employee works in the field of health care and transports passengers or freight transportation within the state, then wages are regulated by the collective agreement.

Average monthly salary in the country in the private and public sectors: The average monthly salary in Estonia in 2022 was €1,548 (gross).

So, contact our company if you need legal advice, including questions about obtaining a work permit in Estonia

  • and how is it legal to work in Estonia.
  • how to get a work permit in Estonia?
  • is it necessary to have a work permit in Estonia in all cases?
  • what are the types of work permits?
  • which permission to submit documents for?
  • how to employ an Estonian citizen?
  • who can legally work in Estonia?
  • how to confirm the legality of entering Estonia?
  • what is the validity period of residence permits?
  • how to legally employ a citizen of Ukraine?
  • how to fill out an application for the employment service?

There are many job options, and therefore, to choose the most suitable one for you, you need to contact specialists. We will select the most optimal option for you.

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