up to 3 months – non-EU
for short-term workers
Your employer needs to register your short-term employment with the Estonian Police and Border Guard. Once your registration has been processed, expect to receive your Estonian ID-code in up to 15 working days.
arrival to-do list
valid travel documents (take care to confirm their eligibility beforehand)
immunization passport or certificate (if required)
check the latest border crossing regulations
bring travel tickets
purchase travel health insurance
research bank and wire transfer options
research your destination city
find a place to stay
bring a hat, scarf, and warm gloves. Essential if arriving in winter, spring, or fall
start networking! contact the international house of estonia and join local expat communities on Facebook
Since you’re residing in Estonia for less than 183 days, your tax residency won’t change. If you’re coming to Estonia for short-term employment, taxes from your salary will still be paid in Estonia. You’ll want to take these into account when filing tax declarations in your home country, so ask your employer to provide you with a TSM MR form.
Once your employer has registered you with the Employment Registry and you’ve received your Estonian ID-code, you’ll have health care coverage starting on your 15th day of employment. In case of a serious injury or illness, visit the nearest Emergency Medical Center or dial 112.