surprising you positively

"e-Estonia" is the term commonly used to describe Estonia's emergence as one of the most advanced e-societies in the world – an incredible success story that grew out of the partnership between a forward-thinking government, a pro-active ICT sector, and a switched-on, tech-savvy population.

Ready for innovation

For citizens of Estonia, e-services have become routine: e-elections, e-taxes, e-police, e-healthcare, e-banking, and e-school. The "e" prefix for services has almost become trite in the sense that it has become the norm. Most Estonians would not even consider doing things the old-fashioned way, like physically visiting an office when the process could easily be completed online. The e-state gives people freedom – to spend time in the forest, the countryside, in our countless bogs, or even in Tallinn's famous Old Town. Almost any activity can be taken care of over the internet in just a few clicks.

your new home

It is also possible to acquire Estonian citizenship through naturalisation. The requirements for acquiring citizenship are specified in the Citizenship Act. A person who wishes to acquire Estonian citizenship by naturalisation must have been a permanent resident of Estonia for at least five years, have a basic knowledge of the Estonian language, have knowledge of the Constitution of the Republic of Estonia and the Citizenship Act. Citizenship applicants born prior to 1 January 1930 do not have to complete the written part of the language exam.

  • 77% of population aged 16 to 74 are Internet users.
  • 48% covered with forest
  • 100% of Estonian schools are connected to the internet
  • 1100+ free wireless Internet zones around the country.
  • 95% of the tax declerations are electronic
  • 100% of Estonia is covered by mobile phone networks.