If you have a foreign company and you intend to sell goods or services under that company's name on a permanent basis in Estonia, you, as the representative of that company in Estonia, will have to register the company with the Commercial Register as an official branch.
Registering a branch of a foreign company initially requires a notary (e-residents can also use e-notary service), but it can then be managed entirely online with an e-Residency digital ID card once registered.
A branch is not a separate legal entity. The foreign company will be responsible for the branch’s activities and liable for its obligations.
- A foreign company must appoint a director or board of directors for the branch.
- A director must be a natural person with active legal capacity.
A foreign company must maintain separate bookkeeping accounts for its Estonian branch. These accounts must be maintained according to the requirements of the Accounting Act. We recommend you work with a tax adviser to ensure your company meets all tax obligations in both your home country and Estonia.
Learn more about registering a branch of a foreign company in the State Portal.