ANNOUNCEMENT 01 Jul 2012

In July 2012, the government of Estonia announced a change for the labour market access of foreign workers.

NUMBER OF INTERVENTIONS

1

  • 1 harmful
  • 0 neutral
  • 0 liberalising
Inception date: 01 Jul 2012 | Removal date: open ended
Still in force

Labour market access

On 1 July 2012, Estonia tightened its regulation on residence permits for foreigners. Previously, no distinctions between residence permits given to workers in entities governed by public and private law were made. While the previous regime for entities under public law still applies, a person applying for a permit to perform managerial or supervisory functions for an entity governed under private law must now meet a salary criterion. Specifically, the person must prove that her salary is at least equal to the average salary in Estonia multiplied by a factor of 1.24.

 

AFFECTED SECTORS

 
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AFFECTED PRODUCTS

 
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