The e-Residency Program of Estonia

Estonia offers a digital identity issued by the government, that allows online entrepreneurs to start a European company and manage it on the go.
So What’s the e-Residency
Program of Estonia?
A revolutionary initiative

Estonia is considered the most advanced digital society of our time, and this has been deemed the most ambitious and innovative project in the IT and business fields to ever be conducted by a government.

The e-Residency program allows anyone to become an e-resident of the baltic country, obtaining an ID card with a certificate. This digital identity allows you to access the Estonian administration and identifies you as a member of the digital nation.

So why is that interesting?

Although that card does not grant you any physical residence or citizenship rights, it allows you to do a lot of different things, from signing documents to founding a company in Estonia without ever visiting the country. It is a gateway to the Estonian digital administration.

Benefits of Having a Company in Estonia
Global Corporate
Bank Account
Hire people from
all over the world
Sign any legal
document digitally
Invoice and manage
your company from
anywhere in the world
Start en EU company
and grow the business
remotely
You become part of
an exclusive network
of entrepreneurs
How to Apply for the e-Residency?

All applications must be done through the official website of the e-Residency. If you want to learn how to apply for the Estonian e-Residency program click here.

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Gather documents

You will need:

  • A copy of your government-issued ID.
  • A passport-style digital photo.
  • Motivation statement.
  • Visa or Mastercard.
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Submit application

Pay state fee and receive a confirmation email after successfully submitting. State fee: €100-120.

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Application review

Estonian Police & Border Guard Board conducts a background check and will notify you by email when the process is complete. Process: 2-5 weeks

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Pick up

If granted e-Residency, you will be invited to:

  • Collect e-Residency kit at the location selected on your application.
  • Bring government-issued ID submitted with application.
e-Residency Pickup Locations World Map

The e-Residency Pickup Locations are the official points where you can receive your e-resident kit. When making your application for the e-Residency program you will have to choose one of these locations.

How Companio Can Help?
Remember, if you become a Companio client, we can help you through the entire process of obtaining your e-Residency. Being an official member of e-Residency marketplace we have plenty of experience in obtaining it. We will guide you through.