In Estonia, a residence permit can be issued for a period of 1 to 5 years. The resident status can be granted under the following conditions:
- family reunion
- marrying an Estonian citizen
- entering an educational institution or monastery
- under a contract of work
- carrying out business activity
Family members of a business person who has a residence permit are also entitled to obtain a residence permit in Estonia. From 2010 to 2016, the Estonian residence permit was received by 404 investors and 1500 persons in total under the investment program (including family members of investors). To date, Estonia is the most favorable Baltic state to obtain a residence permit.