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Benefits of setting up business in Estonia

There are two pathways for the entrepreneur visa

If you have a provisional business visa (Business innovation and investment (provisional) visa), you will be eligible for permanent residence after establishing your business

Business visa applicants with extensive experience (Business talent visa) can be sponsored by a state or territorial government for PR visa

With the Business Innovation and Investment (Provisional) visa you can own and manage a business in Estonia or conduct a business or investment activity entrepreneurial activity in Estonia.

The right to establish a new or develop an existing business, or to invest in Estonia

Unlimited travel in and out of Estonia

Bring family members with you to Estonia

Opportunity to apply for Estonia citizenship

The opportunity to apply for permanent residence through the Business Innovation and Investment (Permanent) visa (subclass 888)

It is also possible to extend your visa for a further two years if you have applied and been granted the Subclass 188 visa under the Business Innovation stream


  • One of the most experienced immigration teams in the world
  • Global presence with 40+ offices in 4 countries
    1. One of the most experienced immigration teams in the world
    2. Global presence with 40+ offices in 4 countries
  • Highest ratio of successful migration applications
  • We offer documentation, processing, application filing & visa interview support



  • One of the most experienced immigration teams in the world
  • Global presence with 40+ offices in 4 countries
  • Highest ratio of successful migration applications
  • We offer documentation, processing, application filing & visa interview support
Eligibility to Invest

Eligibility to Invest

  • Ownership of a business with turnover of at least AUD 500,000 for at least 2 of the last 4 fiscal years

  • Net personal and business assets of at least AUD 800,000.

  • Under 55 years of age, unless the nominating state or territory certifies that you will make an exceptional economic contribution benefit.

  • Meet the pass mark in the Business Innovation and Investment Points test currently 65 points. Points are awarded on:

  • Age, English language ability, Qualifications

  • Experience in business or investment

  • Net personal and business assets, Business turnover

  • Innovation. Special endorsement

  • Have an overall successful career in business.

Opportunities In Estonia

Work Opportunity

As one of the world’s most dynamic countries, Estonia has an immense requirement for skilled talent. Make the most of this opportunity by applying for an Estonia Work Visa. Having years of experience in Estonia immigration processes, Y-Axis is the perfect consultant to launch your career in Estonia.

Migrate Opportunity

Estonia is one of the world’s most desired migration destinations, with a welcoming culture, vibrant cities, and sunny beaches. Highly-skilled professionals from all over the world come to Estonia for its great quality of life and stable economic prospects. An English-speaking country, Estonia is easy to assimilate into. Estonia has a more cosmopolitan culture thanks to a significant migrant population. The enviable citizen benefits and progressive policies of Estonia make it a great destination to settle with your family.

Study Opportunity

Choosing to be an overseas student might considerably expand your educational opportunities. Foreign universities in the United States, the United Kingdom, or Estonia have highly reputed institutions, and these three nations are home to a large percentage of the world’s top universities.

Investing and migrating to Estonia

Estonia is a developed economy in Northern Europe that ranks among the top countries in the world with high human development indices. It regularly has been ranking high globally for quality of living, education, and digitally advancing public services, among others.

Any individuals wanting to invest in a business in Estonia must register with the country’s Central Commercial Register before they begin conducting business activities. Even foreign enterprises that deal in goods or services can establish a branch by registering with the Estonian Commercial Registry after submitting applications and other necessary documents.

Estonia issues permit for start-ups to nationals belonging to non-EU countries easily and quickly.

Advantages of establishing businesses in Estonia
  • The government of Estonia extends support to aspiring entrepreneurs.
  • It is well connected with both Europe and Asia.
  • Estonia is renowned for its extensive and free Wi-Fi connections, its allegiance to e-government, Commitment set up IT skills base and other digital services.
  • Being a paperless society, it allows Estonians to conduct most transactions online.
  • It allows you to be the country’s e-resident.
  • Estonia is ranked very highly on economic freedom, which is among the best in Central Eastern Europe.
  • It houses one of the world’s most liberal tax systems, with corporate income tax being paid only on dividends.
  • It houses to benefit start-ups numerous accelerator programs.
Eligibility to invest in Estonia as a foreign investor
  • An advanced flexible business model with massive potential for global growth.
  • Go-ahead from the Start-up Committee, indicating that a company fits the description of a start-up and can be issued a permit for functioning.
  • Funds of a minimum of €150 per month, which is €1,800 for a one-year visa.
Residency processing time
  • E-Residency takes up to six to eight weeks
  • Approval for business plan and application for permanent residence take up to three to four weeks from the date of submission online to the start-up committee.
Application expenses
  • The e-Residency card application is priced at €100.
  • the state fee for a long-term permit is €80. Residents of Ukraine and Belarus are excepted from paying the fee.
  • For a temporary residence permit, the state fee is €160 when applying in Estonia or €180 when applying through a representative in Estonian representation).
Y-Axis deliverables
  • Interacts on your behalf with the qualified agent for submission of application.
  • Handles on your behalf for absorbing records of information.
  • Aids by providing related models.
  • Guides you in filling in application forms.
  • Provides updates regularly to you on the case and the procedure.
  • Guides you in the investment process
  • Guides you in preparing a business plan

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