The new digital nation

Join E-Residency

What is e-Residency

E-Residency enables digital entrepreneurs to establish and manage an EU-based company

  • Estonia is the first country to offer e-Residency, a government-issued digital identity and status that provides access to Estonia’s e-services and transparent business environment
  • E-Residency allows digital entrepreneurs to manage business from anywhere, entirely online

What is e-Residency

Remote business management

Start and manage your business online

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

Choice of services

Discover tools in our Marketplace to manage your company online

  • Choose from a variety of trusted service providers that offer easy solutions for remote business administration
  • Find tax accountants, legal consultants, payment providers and other business services
  • Access Estonian government digital e-services
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Testimonials

  • 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.”

    Kersti Kaljulaid

    President of Estonia

  • 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.”

    Edward Lucas

    Senior Editor of The Economist and 1st e-resident

  • Steve Jurvetson

    US venture capitalist

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

    Steve Jurvetson

    US venture capitalist

  • 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.”

    Tim Draper

    Founding Partner of Draper Associates and DFJ

E-Residency 2.0 White Paper

Read the e-Residency 2.0 White Paper to learn about the future development of the programme. It was unveiled by Estonian President Kersti Kaljulaid in December 2018 and includes 49 recommendations to make e-Residency more beneficial for everyone in our digital nation.