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.

Become an e-resident

Your business powered by e-Residency:

In the EU market

  • Sell goods and services to clients in any EU member state
  • Simplify VAT obligations with the new OSS and IOSS programmes
  • Secure your Intellectual Property – 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 Johannesburg
  • A first step to Estonia’s Startup visa

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No. 1 International Tax Competitiveness Index

85K

e-residents worldwide

30

minutes to open a company

Next steps to becoming an EU business owner

Apply for e-Residency

  • Submit your online application, along with the required documents and fee
  • Wait for the decision from the Estonian Police & Border Guard Board
  • Pick up your e-Residency kit in Johannesburg

Start your business

  • Register your company online
  • Designate a licensed service provider for address and contact requirements
  • Access banking and payment solutions and start operating

Meet the e-residents

“The business process has been made as easy as possible, it’s really affordable, costing only a few thousand Rand for the administration, and progresses smoothly.”

“The business process has been made as easy as possible, it’s really affordable, costing only a few thousand Rand for the administration, and progresses smoothly.”

Jasper P.
Dronescan, South Africa

“I was looking for a country where I can run things remotely to save time, money and contribute to a worthwhile digital initiative. Since most of my clients are from France, Switzerland, UK, Canada, and the USA, it was also convenient to set up my business in Europe.”

“I was looking for a country where I can run things remotely to save time, money and contribute to a worthwhile digital initiative. Since most of my clients are from France, Switzerland, UK, Canada, and the USA, it was also convenient to set up my business in Europe.”

Christelle S.
Easy Assistant&Co OÜ, South Africa

Apply for e-Residency today

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