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    18578

    Europe

    e-Residents

    3225

    Asia

    e-Residents

    298

    Africa

    e-Residents

    2009

    North America

    e-Residents

    347

    South America

    e-Residents

    347

    Oceania

    e-Residents

    24804

    Applicants

    143

    Countries

    3995

    Companies established by e-residents

    Join the new digital nation

  • Phone app
    Access EU business banking entirely online as an e-resident
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  • eTrade
    E-Residency is a founding partner of eTrade for All, a new United Nations initiative to support developing countries as they empower their citizens to benefit from e-commerce.
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What is e-Residency?

E-Residency is a new digital nation for global citizens, powered by the Republic of Estonia

  • Estonia is the first country to offer e-Residency, a government-issued digital ID available to anyone in the world
  • E-Residency offers the freedom to easily start and run a global business in a trusted EU environment

Remote Business Management

Establish and run your business online

  • Register an EU based company entirely online
  • Access business banking and online payment providers to accept payments from customers and clients worldwide
  • Digitally sign contracts and other documents
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Choice of Services

Access the tools you need to easily run your company

  • Choose from a variety of trusted service providers that offer turn-key solutions for business administration
  • Gain immediate access to a trusted network of financial services, accountants, marketing specialists, payment providers, and other business services recommended by other e-residents
  • Access Estonian government digital services

Testimonials

Kersti Kaljulaid

Edward Lucas

Steve Jurvetson

Tim Draper

Kaspar Korjus

  • Kersti Kaljulaid

    President of Estonia

    “Even though there are only a little over a million of us, thanks to Estonia’s capabilities, we can make ten million payments, perform ten million requests and sign ten million contracts in just ten minutes. Even ten times larger states cannot beat us. But the good news is that it is possible to join our exclusive club of digitally empowered citizens.”

  • Edward Lucas

    Senior Editor of The Economist and 1st e-resident

    “Estonia’s e-Residency is a game-changer. Anyone in the world can now apply for a rock-solid digital ID, giving them what Estonians have taken for granted for years: the ability to identify themselves online, to make binding agreements and to communicate securely. This turns the internet from a confusing Wild West into an environment where trustful interaction is frictionless and ubiquitous.”

  • Steve Jurvetson

    US venture capitalist

    “e-Residency makes it easy for anyone in the world to invest in the innovative startup ecosystem in Estonia.”

  • Tim Draper

    Founding Partner of Draper Associates and DFJ

    “The Estonian government has shown great forethought in creating the first virtual government, allowing all citizens of the world participate in the growth and business of Estonia. As we become more mobile and able to communicate across borders freely, geographic borders dissolve allowing us all to choose which government is right for us. Governments need to compete for the great minds, the capital, the businesses, and the citizens of the world.”

  • Kaspar Korjus

    e-Residency Programme Director

    “We believe no one should be held back from their entrepreneurial potential just because of where they live or where they choose to travel. Through e-Residency, a new digital nation is emerging with a population who share that vision of a borderless digital world for all. We’re very thankful to all the pioneers and early adopters that are already benefiting from e-Residency, but we’re also really excited about growing the programme and ensuring our new digital nation is the best place in the world to establish and manage a business.”

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