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Get started with e-Residency

  1. 1

    Become an e-resident

    Apply online and pick up your digital ID

    Why apply?
  2. 2

    Choose a service provider

    Find partners for bookkeeping, business banking, and tax

    Compare options
  3. 3

    Start your company

    Register a company in Estonia fully online

    Learn the 5 simple steps
  4. 4

    Apply for business banking

    Find a fintech or banking partner

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  5. 5

    Grow your business

    Our community wants your business to succeed

    Find opportunities

E-Residency first year startup costs

Cost category
E-Residency Application Fee
Company Incorporation Fee
Contact Person & Legal Fees
Accounting Fees
Other services (tax, legal, PR, marketing, etc)
Business licence Fees
TOTAL IN FIRST YEAR (DIY)
TOTAL IN FIRST YEAR (With accounting support)
Expected Costs
€100-130*
€265
€200-400 per year
starting from €50 per month (€600 per year)
Costs vary, depending on services needed
Costs vary, depending on business licence**
starting from €565
starting from €1165
E-Residency Application Fee
Expected Costs
€100-130*
Company Incorporation Fee
Expected Costs
€265
Contact Person & Legal Fees
Expected Costs
€200-400 per year
Accounting Fees
Expected Costs
starting from €50 per month (€600 per year)
Other services (tax, legal, PR, marketing, etc)
Expected Costs
Costs vary, depending on services needed
Business licence Fees
Expected Costs
Costs vary, depending on business licence**
TOTAL IN FIRST YEAR (DIY)
Expected Costs
starting from €565
TOTAL IN FIRST YEAR (With accounting support)
Expected Costs
starting from €1165

*The application state fee for e-Residency is €100 if digital ID card is picked up in Estonia, €120 if digital ID card is picked up in an Estonian Embassy, or €100 + service charge of €10-15 if digital ID card is picked up at the office of a private service provider handling document issuing for Estonia.

**Estonia does not require a licence for the majority of business activities. But some activities do, such as construction, education, financial services (including offering a crypto wallet), and certain tourism activities. Read more about Business Licences.

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