Estonia is planning to woo travellers by launching digital nomad visas. The North European country, which is already a destination to people pursuing tech careers, is even running an ‘e-Residency’ program to allow entrepreneurs from across the world to access government digital services of Estonia and float a business within the EU.
This new visa being planned by the government will let people from overseas arrive and Work in Estonia for up to a year. As the country is a member of the EU, it also implies that the digital nomad visa holders would be allowed to travel 90 days in the Schengen Area.
According to Lonely Planet, the Estonian government’s new plans will be created in partnership with Jobbatical, a company that helps people connect with jobs globally.
This company had conducted a survey among members and seen that visas were being considered the biggest obstacle and that 80 percent of digital nomads evinced interest in working in a new country each year.
It has not yet been decided as to who will be considered digital nomads and how the visa process will be initiated.
Killu Vantsi, a legal migration adviser at the Ministry of the Interior of Estonia, said in a statement that the accurate scope of possible applicants in addition to the criteria for securing such visas is being considered currently.
He said that though they were are still in a preliminary phase and were not sure how the visa will function, the principal idea is that mobile workers, who are not location dependent, will be able to obtain a visa for entering and working in Estonia for up to one year.
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