Estonia is a small country in Northern Europe. Nowadays, Estonia is a homeland to 1.3 million people, that makes it one of the less-populated countries of the European Union, Eurozone, NATO, the OECD, as well as the Schengen area.
However, Estonia is a world leader in the field of digital control and founder of Digital 5 (D5). In December 2014, Estonia became the first country in the world to introduce the concept of e-residency.
The main purpose of e-residency program is to make life and business much easier for freelancers, business owners, and international partners, as well as any other non-residents, who are related to Estonia. If you want to start а business, to expand your business, to make investments or to study in the European Union – E-residency in Estonia makes it possible.
Up to now, more than 60,000 people from 160 + countries have become e-residents and joined the digital community in Estonia, the main advantage of which is the ability to create and manage a company entirely online.
How to describe e-Residency:
- Estonia is the first country to offer e-Residency to people living and working around the world. E-residents are provided with a government -issued digital identity that enables them to digitally sign documents, access Estonia’s e-services, and operate within Estonia`s transparent business environment from anywhere in the world.
- E-Residency is a secure and convenient way to run a location-independent business.
- E-residents can establish, manage and grow a trusted EU company at a low cost and minimal hassle entirely online from anywhere in the world.
- More information about e-Residency is available at e-resident.gov.ee