A couple of months ago the American entrepreneur Manu Sporny received the 10 000th e-Resident certificate. At the beginning of July the number of e-Residents was already higher than 10 600 and the aim by the year 2025 is 10 million owners of Estonian virtual residency. At the same time the journalists recommend the Estonian e-Residency programme for the citizens of Great Britain exiting the European Union to continue their business activities in EU. E-Residency is becoming a global trend and maybe it is high time also for you to join?
There are several reasons for becoming an e-Resident. The applicants of e-Residency have mentioned the following reasons as the main ones:
Since the launching of e-Residency programme in December 2014, the citizens of the following countries have applied most for the virtual residency: Finland, Russia, USA, Ukraine, Italy, Germany, Great Britain, Latvia, India and France. See more statistics here.
The running of an Estonian company regardless of the location and starting a business in Estonia are the main motivators to become an e-Resident not without a cause. As at the end of June e-Residents had established 688 companies in Estonia, 1482 e-Residents were business owners in Estonia and 1391 e-Residents were connected with Estonian businesses. Thereby the Net Promoter Score (NPS) of e-Residency was 33 and more than half of the e-Residents also recommends this actively to others.
Regardless of its location, e-Resident can through internet:
The easiest way to apply for e-Residency is to do it online at the site e-estonia.com. The review of the application takes about one month. The e-Residency certificate and personal ID-card can be obtained from the Estonian embassy or consulate.
Wishing to maximise the benefit of e-Residency? See more: “Corporate Administration Services for e-Residents”.