Es­to­nia opens in South Korea spe­cial cen­tre for col­lect­ing e-res­i­dency per­mits

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As Es­to­nia seeks to broaden the in­ter­na­tional ac­cess to its e-res­i­dence per­mits un­til now only avail­able if an ap­proved re­ceiver col­lects the dig­i­tal ID card at an Es­to­nian em­bassy, the coun­try’s Po­lice and Bor­der Guard Board has set up its first e-Res­i­dency Col­lec­tion Cen­tre in South Korea.

Es­to­nian pub­lic broad­caster ERR reports the cen­tre was opened in Seoul on Wed­nes­day, Fe­bru­ary 7, by Pres­i­dent Ker­sti Kalju­laid and be­fore its open­ing the num­ber of Korean ap­pli­ca­tions for e-Res­i­dency peaked to about 300 this year alone.

«The Es­to­nian Po­lice and Bor­der Guard Board has shown a great ex­am­ple of this by open­ing their first e-Res­i­dency Col­lec­tion Cen­tre, which will help scale up our coun­try glob­ally by bet­ter serv­ing en­trepreneurs in Korea and around the world in the dig­i­tal era,» Kalju­laid eval­u­ated. Of­fer­ing non-EU busi­ness­peo­ple eas­ier ac­cess to the sin­gle mar­ket, Es­to­nia’s e-Res­i­dency pro­gramme now in­volves close to 30,000 e-res­i­dents in 143 coun­tries world­wide.


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