You will need a legal address and a designated contact person to register your company in Estonia, as required by the Commercial Code. Both of these services can be obtained from a virtual office service provider.
Only a notary, notary’s office, advocate, law office, sworn auditor, audit firm or licensed trust and company service provider may be designated as your contact person. The virtual office service providers in our Marketplace have the necessary operating license to provide this service.
Responsibilities of contact person
Since January 2018, your legal address is tied to your designated contact person. This means the address of your contact person will be considered the legal address of your company. Most e-residents choose a single service provider to provide both services.
Your contact person is responsible for receiving and forwarding any procedural documents or letters of intent addressed to your business - while Estonia prides itself on being digital, some legal documents may still be delivered on paper. Upon delivery of a procedural document or declaration of intent to the contact person, the document is considered to have been delivered to your business.
The contact person does not need to be a shareholder, board member, or employee and you do not need to grant any rights to act on behalf of your company.
You can read more about this topic on our blog.