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Join e-Residency

What is e-Residency

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

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

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Start your company

Start your paperless EU company

  • 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

Manage business remotely

Discover service providers 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



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.