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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




  • 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

  • Christoph Huebner

    Serial entrepreneur, Germany

    “My Estonian company is the perfect vehicle to run my business from anywhere: It serves as my personal holding company, it is the one I use to bill consultancy and other deals and I don’t need to say much about the perfect implementation of remote management capabilities through digital services and signature processes.”

    Christoph Huebner

    Serial entrepreneur, Germany

  • Dante Işıl Özkan

    Founder of OktoPeople, Turkey

    “The first thing that caught my attention was ‘work from anywhere.’ I have a location-independent business and applying for e-Residency was quite easy.”

    Dante Işıl Özkan

    Founder of OktoPeople, Turkey

  • Edward Lucas

    Senior Editor, The Economist & first 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, The Economist & first e-resident

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.