Estonian FAQ

1. Does an Estonian company have to have an Estonian address?

Yes, according to the Estonian Commercial Code a company must be registered at an Estonian address.

Commercial Code

§ 631. Contact person

(1) An undertaking, including a foreign company that has a branch in Estonia, may designate a person to whom the procedural documents of the undertaking and the declarations of intent addressed to the undertaking may be delivered in Estonia (hereinafter contact person). Upon delivery of a procedural document or declaration of intent to the contact person, the respective procedural document or declaration of intent is deemed to have been delivered also to the undertaking.

(2) If the management board of a company or a body substituting therefor is located in a foreign state, the company must designate a contact person specified in subsection (1) of this section. In such case, only a notary, notary’s office, advocate, law office, sworn auditor, audit firm, tax representative of a non-resident for the purposes of the Taxation Act or a trust and company service provider specified in § 8 of the Money Laundering and Terrorist Financing Prevention Act may be designated a contact person. The address of the contact person shall be considered the address of the company in such case.

(3) If a member of the management board or a body substituting therefor, the partner, shareholder or procurator of a company has a residence in Estonia, one of the persons specified in the same section may be designated a contact person specified in subsection (2) of this section.

(4) Unless the residence of at least one-half of the managers of the branch of a foreign company is in Estonia, in another Member State of the European Economic Area or in the Swiss Confederation, the foreign company shall designate the person specified in subsection (1) of this section.

(5) The name or business name, personal identification code or registry code, residence or registered office, and address of the contact person and the Estonian address for delivery of the procedural documents of the undertaking and the declarations of intent addressed to the undertaking shall be submitted to the commercial register. The digitally signed or notarized consent of the contact person for his or her entry in the commercial register as the contact person is also submitted to the registrar.

Commercial Code

2. Can an Estonian company select a post box address as the legal address?

No, the Estonian Commercial Code does not enable registering a company at a post box address.

3. Does an e-resident need an Estonian address for their company?

Yes. According to the Commercial Code, an e-resident’s company must also have an Estonian address.

4. Where are the virtual offices located?

The virtual office is located in the heart of Tallinn, Juhkentali 8. There is close by Stockmann market store, Viru Center, Radisson hotel etc.

5. Can I order the virtual office solution already before creating a company?

Yes, you can. If you are only beginning to register the company, then we will make the first invoice out to you as the future member of the board. We will prepare later invoices and the agreement in the company’s name if needed.

6. How do I get my post from the virtual office?

You can get post via e-mail. If necessary we will post the letters and parcels to the address of your choice.