welcome to the EU - it's open for your business

Tap into the European business ecosystem through e-⁠Residency, Estonia's digital identity. Expand your client base, access funding, and operate remotely - 100% online.

Your business powered by e-Residency

In the EU market

  • Sell goods or services to clients in any EU member state
  • Simplify VAT obligations with the new OSS and IOSS VAT programmes
  • Secure your Intellectual Property and streamline funding

Simple corporate environment

  • Open and run your company 100% online
  • Easy-to-navigate tax environment -- in English
  • Developed business support market and startup ecosystem

Operating on your terms

  • Reliable remote access to services through your digital identity
  • Access EU banking and trade in Euros
  • Apply online and pick up your card in Pretoria
  • A first step to Estonia's startup visa


e-⁠residents worldwide


Estonia's global tax competitiveness rank

under 30

minutes to open a company

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Next steps to becoming an EU business owner

  1. 1

    Submit your online application, along with the required documents and fee

    Apply online
  2. 2

    Wait for the decision from the Estonian Police & Border Guard Board

  3. 3

    Pick up your e-Residency kit in Pretoria

    View other pickup locations
  4. 4

    Find support for bookkeeping, business banking and tax

    Visit our Marketplace
  5. 5

    Register your company online

  6. 6

    Start operating - seamlessly reaching the EU consumer market

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