Estonian Government accepted e-residency concept in their cabinet meeting on the 24th of April, 2014.
Next steps are the necessary changes in law which are planned to be passed in parliament by autumn this year. If all the necessary changes would be made by the plan the first e-resident digital IDs can be published by the end of this year.
E-residency is an opportunity to give Estonian digital identification to residents and non-residents.
Digital ID works as an ID card
– Plastic with the chip
– Holds biometrics data (eye, fingerprint), no photo
– Provides access to all digital services in Estonia