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How to apply for e-residency?


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.).

An Estonian e-resident is foreigner for whom Estonia has created a digital identity and issued a digital identity card. The e-resident's card is a state-issued digital document that can only be used in the electronic environment in order to identify the person and to give digital signatures. 

You can find more information on e-residency on the e-estonia homepage. 

How to apply for an e-resident's digital ID card?

While in Estonia, it is possible to apply for an e-resident's digital ID card through the Police and Border Guard Board. You can find more information on the application procedure on the Police and Border Guard Board homepage

Starting from 1 April 2015, it is possible to apply for an e-resident's digital ID card also through Estonia's foreign representations. 

Online application 
starts in spring 2015. 

How to apply for an e-resident's digital ID card at the Estonian Embassy in Stockholm?

Documents required to apply:

  • an application form (possible to fill in on a computer screen or to print out  to fill in by own hand;
  • the applicant's valid identity document;
  • a colour photo measuring 40x50mm. Read more
  • a state fee of 80 EUR for processing the application (calculated into Swedish currency - payment possible by Swedish bank card or in cash)  
  • a written explanation in free form (in English, Russian or Estonian), stating the user's  intentions regarding the digital ID and the circumstances of its use.
In order to apply at the Estonian Embassy in Stockholm you need to book an appointment with a consul either by phone (+46 8) 545 122 82 or on the internet.

Issue of an e-resident's digital ID card

Documents submitted by the applicant shall be forwarded to the Police and Border Guard Board, who will perform a background check and make a decision regarding the granting (or refusal) of the e-resident's digital ID.

In the case of a decision to grant e-residency, the e-resident's digital ID card, card reader and PIN codes will be sent to the place of issue, selected when the application was submitted.

The digi-ID must be picked up personally and the applicant must bring his or her passport. Consular Section's opening hours are: Mon, Tue, Thu, Fri 10.00-12.00.


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