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Estonia is the world’s first country to also function as a digital service.
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There are more than 2500 digital services in Estonia, excluding marriage, divorce and selling a house.
18 000+ e-residents
Estonia is the first country in the world to offer e-residency – a transnational digital identity.
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Our unique approach is to offer a variety of state services to people outside of Estonia. Register a company online, digitally sign and exchange encrypted documents, conduct secure online bank transfers, and make tax declarations electronically. All these are available and accessible to non-residents.

Since 2014, more than 18,000 people from 137 different countries have been granted Estonian e-residency. Get in touch to join our transnational digital community!

Save 5 days

The digital signature, with legal standing equal to one made with ink, has been in wide use since 2002. The digital signature helps save the equivalent of one entire workweek per year per working age adult. This is roughly equal to a stack of paper as high as the Eiffel tower saved each month.

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Stack of paper as high as Eiffel tower is saved every month.

e-Residency

Estonia is the first country to offer e-residency, a transnational digital identity that allows digital signatures and the creation and operation of location-independent businesses online. Since 2014, people from 137 different countries have applied for e-residency.

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Start a company in minutes

Estonia’s electronic business registry allows entrepreneurs to register their business online in just minutes. It takes around 18 minutes to fill in the online form and 3 hours for the company to have legal approval to operate.

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