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    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


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    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

    Apply for e-⁠Residency