become an e-resident
here's what you need to do
1. Apply online
Where do you want to pick up your e-Residency kit? There are 50+ pickup locations worldwide to choose from.
- your CV
- motivation statement
- copy of your travel document/ID
- passport style digital photo
Apply for e-Residency on the Estonian Police and Border Guard Board website and pay the application fee using VISA or Mastercard.
2. Wait for approval and card delivery
The Estonian Police and Border Guard Board will review your application and conduct a background check. You might be asked additional questions for clarification purposes. When the processing of your application is complete, you will be notified by email.
After your application is approved, your unique card is printed and delivered to your chosen pickup location.
3. Pick up your card
When the card arrives at the location you selected in your application, you will be invited by email to collect it. Don't forget to bring along your ID - the same that you used in your application.
4. Set up your card
Your card is automatically activated within 24h after you pick it up. Your card comes with instructions on how to install the necessary ID-software (Digidoc). Once you install it, you can start using your new digital ID.