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