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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?

The e-Residency online application site:

Once the application is approved, just one face-to-face meeting is required to collect the card from one of the Estonia’s foreign representations in 34 countries or the Estonian Police and Border Guard Board service points.

Change of the place of issuance of the e-resident’s digital identity card

Applicant will be notified about the arrival of his/her ID card to requested service point or Embassy. If applicant wants to change the location of the issuance of the e-resident’s digital ID card to another Estonian foreign representation or service point of the Police and Border Guard Board in Estonia after the aforementioned notification one has to contact:

• the foreign representation of the Republic of Estonia marked in the application form


• Police and Border Guard Board by e-mail

in order to submit an application in which the new location is indicated.

An example: you have originally requested the ID-card to be delivered to the Estonian Embassy in London but have meanwhile decided to receive the document in another country or in Estonia.

Change of the place of issuance is a paid service. State fee in amount of 50 € is charged. Fee can be paid at the embassy or by bank transfer. Requisite information of the payment of state fee is as follows:

Receiver: Ministry of Finances
Bank account:
- SEB Pank  EE891010220034796011
- Swedbank EE932200221023778606
- Luminor Bank AS EE701700017001577198             
Reference number: 2900073643
Clarification of the payment: digi-ID change the location of the issuance; name, surname

For more detailed information regarding the application process. Read more

Last updated: 15 February 2019

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