Start a Company

E-residents can establish and manage a paperless 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 & Paper

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

Be a Trusted EU Company

Operate within a stable and transparent business environment with access to the EU Single Market.



Bank transactions done electronically


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


People declared income electronically

Member of EU, NATO,

Most startups
per capita in EU

How it works

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

Become an e-resident

Apply online, pay state fee, and choose a pickup location for your digital ID. State fee: €100-120. If you choose an office in Estonia as the pick-up location the fee is €100. If you choose a foreign representation of Estonia as the pick-up location you will have to pay €120 upon applying.

Choose service provider

Obtain an Estonian contact person and legal address from our Marketplace. Cost: €30-150 monthly average (some include bookkeeping and other features) According to Estonian law, if the management board of a company is located in a foreign state, the company must designate a contact person who acts as a messenger if local authorities have a need to contact your company and cannot reach you in person. The contact person does not need to be a shareholder, board member, or employee and you do not need to grant any rights to act on behalf of your company.

Register company in Estonia

Register company structure online at e-Business Registry. Pay state fee for company registration. 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. Learn more here.

Apply for business banking

Find a fintech partner in our 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 use your Digital ID card

How to register your company

Tax basics

How to choose a service provider

Estonian e-services basics

Business banking basics