The Estonian Embassy in Berlin issued its 5000th e-Residency card in Germany

On the occasion of handing over the 5000th e-residency card the Estonian Ambassador in Germany Mr Alar Streimann expressed his joy and stressed that the Estonia’s e-Residency program is unique, enabling active and business-oriented entrepreneurs to start their own companies or carry out their activities with the help of digital services without having to leave home or being constrained by country borders. This is especially important during the current challenging times and lockdowns. It is worth mentioning that in an ideal case it takes you only half an hour from the first spark of an idea to officially establishing your company. And there you go – you are a proud owner of a startup!

The 5000th e-Residency card holder in Germany Raphael Mankopf, explaining the background of his decision to become an Estonian e-Resident, admitted: „Once I came across the e-Residency program, it was clear to me that I wanted to apply. Now, having received my kit, I am very excited to start figuring it out and look at the Marketplace and what opportunities it offers. It is very important for me to be location independent and free. The e-Residency offers exactly that, you can do business from wherever you are. You are not bound to one location and I think this is really great.“

Estonia is the first country to offer e-Residency, a government-issued digital identity and status that provides access to Estonia’s e-services and transparent business environment. E-Residency provides the key for a growing global community to access Estonia’s digital nation. Estonian e-Residency enables digital entrepreneurs to establish and manage an EU-based company completely online, from anywhere in the world. Thus far, more than 90,000 people from more than 170 countries have applied for e-Residency, establishing over 19,000 companies.

The Estonian Embassy in Berlin is extremely proud and happy that the e-Residents that have received their cards at the Estonian Embassy in Berlin value the professional, friendly and speedy service of our Consular Department.

Raphael Mankopf and Ambassador Alar Streimann

Kristi Kraavi-Käerdi, Raphael Mankopf, Nele Küüts, Maria Dolores Eerma