How This Tiny Country Is Competing for Digital Nomads

More people are moving and working around the world regardless of national borders. Estonia is the first country to offer e-residency to capitalize on this trend.

Estonia is well-known with their digitalized infrastructure and efficient government’s services. It was possible as Estonian government built their entire infrastructure from the scratch when Estonia become independent in 1991 after the collapse of the Soviet Union.

Basically, now everyone can use digital services that Estonians have used for the last 15 years. Applicants can obtain a digital ID that will let them register their business within a day, open a bank account, use e-tax services and sign contracts from anywhere in the world. For example, you don’t need to put any data manually for your tax declaration as all data is gathered and prepared automatically. And it can make digital nomad life and business much easier.

I interviewed Taavi Kotka, Estonian Government CIO and Kaspar Korjus, e-Residency Program Director. They believe government is a platform, and governments will compete to get more users with providing efficient, and convenient services.

I upload a short video clip from what I’ve filmed on my YouTube channel, and it will show you a glimpse of this documentary. I hope you enjoy it and let me know what you think by tweeting me at @youjindo :D