What is e-residency?
The Republic of Estonia is the first country in the world to offer e-residency. Everyone has the opportunity to apply for the secure digital identity provided by the Estonian government – to gain secure access to digital services, to get anything and everything done digitally (sign all documents, launch and manage companies, do banking, encrypt files, etc.).
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How to apply?
To apply for an e-residency digital identity card, submit your application online. The decision to grant or refuse to issue an e resident’s digital ID is made within 30 days from the submission of the application. If the application is approved, it will take an average of 2–5 weeks for your document to reach the issuing location. After that just one face-to-face meeting is required to collect the card from one of the Estonia’s foreign representations or the Estonian Police and Border Guard Board service points.
Frequently asked questions regarding applying for the e-resident’s digital ID