Start a Company

E-residents can establish and manage an EU-based company 100% online. Create a trusted location-independent business with minimal cost and hassle-free administration.

Work Anywhere

Establish and manage an EU company digitally - from anywhere in the world - without the need for travel.

Minimize Costs & Hassle

Access a community of peers and marketplace of service providers for a smooth journey focused on growth, not bureaucracy.

Become a Trusted EU Company

Operate within an open and transparent business environment with access to not only the EU Single Market, but EU-based fintech, legal framework and stability.

Estonia

99,6%

Banking transactions done electronically

#1

- EU Digital Economy & Society Index
- WEF Entrepreneurship
- OECD Tax Competitiveness

96,3%

People declared income electronically

Member of EU, NATO,
WTO, OEDC, DIGITAL5

Most start-ups
per capita in EU

Why e-Residency?

Receive Digital ID

Identify yourself online, communicate securely and digitally sign documents.

Establish Company

Operate as a trusted, location-independent EU company and digitally manage share capital structures, conduct board decisions, declare taxes & more.

Setup Business Banking

Find international payment solutions to cover your company needs in the EU or globally.

Grow with Community

Leverage the e-Residency community to connect with your peers, find business services and stay updated on the program.

How to get started

Submit application and get digital ID

Pay state fee for application and choose a pickup location for your digital ID. Cost: €100

Choose service provider and form company

Obtain an address and contact person in Estonia and help defining business structure. Cost: €50-100 monthly average.

Register company in Estonia

Pay state fee for company registration and form your company’s structure. Cost €190 If you choose to distribute dividends, you will also pay to register your minimum share capital. For a private limited company, the minimum is €2,500 and you can defer payment. For larger entities, these rules vary. Note, minimum share capital is not a fee - it is your money that goes into your company to spend in support of your business activity. Read more here.

Apply for business banking

Find a fintech partner in our service provider marketplace to cover your company banking needs.

Participate in our community

Be an active member of the e-Residency community and network globally to grow your business.

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How-to videos

How to choose service provider

How to register a company

Tax basics

How to use your Digital ID card

Estonian e-services basics

Business banking basics