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 their business from anywhere, entirely online
Note, an e-Residency digital ID card provides access to e-services, but it is not a valid form of physical identification and cannot be used as a travel document. e-Residency does not confer citizenship, tax residency, physical residency, or right of entry to Estonia or the European Union.
There are no annual or maintenance fees for the e-Residency digital ID card.
The e-Residency digital ID card is valid for (5) years. The state fee for renewal or replacement is the same.