Source of the news: ERR News / Official E-Residency website.
Today Estonia E-Residency celebrates the 6th anniversary!
Estonia is the first country to offer E-Residency, a government-issued digital identity, and status that provides access to Estonia’s transparent digital business environment. The E-Residency program was created exactly why to offer foreign citizens secure access to Estonian e-services and to allow digital entrepreneurs to manage the business from anywhere, entirely online.
The holder of an E-Resident digital ID card can digitally sign documents and log in to portals and information systems that recognize the Estonian ID card. E-Residency does not provide citizenship, tax residence, residence permit, and permission to enter Estonia or the European Union.
E-Residents have created nearly 15,000 Estonian companies which employ nearly 1,800 people. The program has brought a direct income of over €50 million euros to the Estonian economy during its six years of operation. The total turnover of e-Resident companies is currently over €1.95 billion.
Link to E-Residency program