E-Residency application fee
The state fee must be paid during the online application process and can be done by Visa or Mastercard.
The amount of the state fee depends on a pickup location you choose in your application.
|Chosen pickup location||State fee|
|In Estonia (Service Point of the Police and Border Guard Board)||100 euros|
|Estonian embassy||State fee 120 euros (100 euros for the application and 20 euros for the courier are collected together when submitting the application)|
The application fee is a state fee so invoices will not be provided, but you should receive a receipt of the payment from the payment service provider. If you would like to request another receipt or have questions regarding your payment, please contact the Police and Border Guard Board at email@example.com
There are no annual or maintenance fees for the e-Residency digital ID card.
The e-Residency digital ID card is valid for (5) years. The state fee for renewal or replacement is the same.
Company registration fees
The state fee to register your company (OÜ) online is €190.
In order to register a company in Estonia, you will need a legal business address and contact person. Please note that only a licensed representative may be designated a contact person. Most of the e-residents use a company service provider for this and spend, on average, €200-400 per year. Service fees vary depending on the service package you require (some may also include bookkeeping and accounting) and which service provider you choose. You can compare service fees in our Marketplace, but also check with the service providers directly.
Though it is not a fee, you should also consider share capital contribution.
Estonian corporate tax
In Estonia, tax is not assessed on profit earned every year but on a monthly basis, and only when profits have been distributed. The corporate tax rate is generally a flat 20%, calculated as 20/80 from taxable net payment. Learn more about Estonian taxation, and when it applies, here.
If your annual taxable turnover is below €40,000, VAT registration in Estonia is not obligatory.
Information about the average cost of business banking services used by e-residents can be found in our banking comparison table.