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Estonian Investment Agency

The Estonian Investment Agency (EIA), a part of Enterprise Estonia, is a government agency promoting foreign investments in Estonia and assisting international companies in finding business opportunities in Estonia.

  • 40+ dedicated team members
  • 10+ locations in our global network
  • 23,000+ e-Residency applications received
  • 45,000+ visitors to e-Estonia showroom

Estonian Investment Agency

EIA offers comprehensive, one-stop investment consultancy services, free of charge, which are always tailored to meet potential and existing investors’ precise needs.

Our mission is to help foreign investors grow their businesses and improve their competitiveness. We also help create conditions needed for sustainable development in the Estonian economy.

We are a reliable, long-term and preferred partner for foreign investors in the Baltic Sea region.

EIA is also happy to be the organisation behind such initiatives as the e-Estonia Showroom, the executive briefing centre offering a peak inside the e-state and e-Residency, the government-issued digital ID available to anyone in the world.

Our services:

  • information services and investment preparation
  • investment proposals and visits
  • consulting and project management
  • facilitating contacts, negotiation with authorities
  • organising recruitment and identifying suitable properties
  • post-investment / aftercare services
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The Estonian Investment Agency (EIA), a part of Enterprise Estonia, is a government agency promoting foreign investments in Estonia and assisting international companies in finding business opportunities in Estonia.

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Lasnamäe 2
11415 Tallinn, Estonia
+372 627 9700

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frequently asked questions

  • Want to invest in Estonia?

    You have an investment plan, but don´t know how to proceed?

    Estonian Investment Agency offers comprehensive, one-stop investment consultancy services, free of charge, which are always tailored to meet potential and existing investors’ precise needs.

    Our mission is to help foreign investors grow their businesses and improve their competitiveness. We also help create conditions needed for sustainable development in the Estonian economy.

    Please contact us through the enquiry form and tell us more about your investment plan (sector, planned investment amount, number of jobs to be created, etc).

  • How to establish a company in Estonia?

    The easiest way to start a company in Estonia is to become an e-resident.

    E-Residency is a government-issued digital identity that offers the freedom to easily start and run a global location-independent business in a trusted EU environment. E-residents can establish a company online from anywhere in the world, manage the company remotely, access various e-services for businesses, such as online business banking, digital signing of documents and much more. Please find the detailed information about starting a company through e-Residency on their website.

    NB! Keep in mind that E-Residency card is not a physical identification or a travel document, and does not display a photo.

    If you are planning to relocate to Estonia, you can find helpful information from workinestonia.com.

    Please find the detailed information on all forms of business in Estonia and all of the steps necessary to establish a company here.

    Launching a Startup

    Should you be interested in launching a startup in Estonia, you can get detailed information on how and why as well as on Startup Visa program for non-EU startup founders on Startup Estonia’s website.

  • How much does it cost to establish a company?

    Please find the detailed information about the costs for establishing a company here

    Private limited company

    To establish a private limited company you will have to pay a state fee of 145 euros (through notary) or 190 euros (electronically). The state fee can later be recognized as a business expense as the costs of establishing the private limited company.

    If you are using a notary for the formation of a private limited company, the notary fees + VAT will be added.

    The minimum share capital of a private limited company is 2500 euros and the contribution may be monetary or non-monetary.

    However, a private limited company can also be established without contributing the share capital. Read more in the Commercial Code.

  • Need a visa/residence permit?

    As Enterprise Estonia is an Estonian Government agency promoting business and entrepreneurship, we do not deal with immigration issues.

    To visit Estonia or apply for a residence permit, please visit the Police and Border Guard Board’s residence permits page.

    If you have any other questions about obtaining a visa, please visit the Police and Border Guard Board’s visa information page.

    Note: E-Residency card is not a travel document or a residence permit. It is simply very helpful in starting a business. For detailed information, visit e-Residency’s website.

  • Looking for a job in Estonia?

    Visit the Work in Estonia latest offers page and browse for a job that is interesting for you (HINT: You can filter by areas or search by keywords).

    Once you have found an interesting job(s), apply to them following the instructions in the job advert (HINT: Personalize the CV and, if needed, motivation letter, to the specific company you are applying on. Companies like it when you know about them!)

    If you meet the company’s requirements, they will contact you and inform you what is the next stage of the process.

  • Looking for labour from Estonia?

    Our main Job Portals where you can post your ad to find employees are as follows:

    CV Online
    CV Keskus
    Töötukassa

    You can also have a look at the European Job Mobility Portal.

    If you need assistance in the recruitment process, there is a list of HR companies and useful links here.

  • Want to know more about taxation in Estonia?

    Main principles of Estonian tax policy are simple tax system, broad tax base and low rates.

    Main tax rates

    Corporate income tax:

    • 0% (on retained and reinvested profits)
    • 20% (on distributed profits)
    • 14% (on regular dividend payments; only applies to payments made to legal persons)

    Personal income tax: 20%
    VAT: 20%

    Social tax: 33% (20% for social security and 13% for health insurance)
    Unemployment Insurance Fund: 2,4% on gross salary (1,6% paid by employee; 0,8% paid by employer)

    Property tax: 0%
    Land tax: 0.1-2.5%

    For detailed information about our tax system, please visit the Estonian Tax and Customs Board’s website.

  • Interested in cryptocurrency regulation?

    Taxation

    The taxation of transactions with bitcoin and other cryptocurrencies in Estonia is regulated the same way as any other corporate activity: as long as the profit is not distributed there is no corporate income tax applicable.

    The corporate income tax on retained and reinvested profits = 0%
    The corporate income tax on distributed profits = 20%

    According to the ruling of the European Court of Justice Bitcoin and other cryptocurrencies are exempt from VAT.

    Licenses

    You need to apply for an activity licence for the provision of financial services if you wish to operate in the following fields of activity:

    • providing services of exchanging a virtual currency against a fiat currency
    • providing a virtual currency wallet service
    • The activity licence is granted by The Financial Intelligence Unit. The licence is valid indefinitely

    Read more about the application process here.

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  • All personal data collected from enquiries will be kept confidential in Enterprise Estonia’s information system. We will not sell, share or rent the collected data to third parties.

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