Remote incorporation of a company in Estonia for a foreign corporate founder

1600 € item

Goals

A company in Estonia is a recognised tool that offers broad opportunities for running a global business from anywhere in the world. Both a natural and legal person can incorporate an Estonian company. If you prefer to incorporate a company with a founder–foreign legal entity remotely by proxy, we will prepare the package of documents that you will need to get notarised in your country. 

Advantages of Estonia as a platform for international business operation include: 

  • no corporate tax on undistributed profit, whereas Estonia is not a blacklisted low-tax jurisdiction 
  • double tax treaties with over 80 countries 
  • registering and administering the company remotely from any location in the world through the e-Residency system  
  • minimum bureaucracy and administrative burden on an entrepreneur 
  • professional client-oriented service by the taxation department in Russian, English, and Estonian focused on facilitating the company’s decisions 
  • an opportunity for a foreigner from any country to become a sole proprietor and director of the Estonian company 
  • no obligation to have a bank account in Estonia: an Estonian company can open accounts in any bank in the world, although tax treatment remains unchanged 
  • stable legal system since Estonia is a member of the European Union and European Economic and Monetary Union 
  • opportunity to obtain a European VAT identification number, trade in the EU market is free from customs duties  
  • innovative legislation that recognises cryptocurrencies as legal tender, an opportunity to obtain state licences for cryptocurrency transactions  
  • unique high-technology sector: Estonia has the largest number of tech unicorns per capita 
  • government business support programs 
  • an opportunity to obtain a residence permit in Estonia that allows visa-free travel within the Schengen Area, no immigration quotes for IT specialists.   
  • tax exemption for shipping companies

Price

The cost of the remote company incorporation with a founder—legal person is 1,600 euros, including the state fee of 145 euros. The price does not include VAT, which can be applied.

Why choose Magrat?

  • Magrat is a licenced trust and company service provider (licence №FIU000154) with the right to act as a Contact Person for non-residents of Estonia  
  • Magrat is an authorised participant of the e-Residency programme registered as a business service provider in the e-Residency Marketplace 
  • our team comprises successful and experienced lawyers who have been specialising in the incorporation and support of Estonian companies since 2009
  • we provide an individual approach to each client
  • we take into account all nuances of corporate law in Estonia
  • we offer comprehensive company support including contact person service, postal address or physical office renting, bookkeeping, bank account opening assistance

The price includes

  • the state fee of 145 euros for the application processing 
  • company name availability check
  • preparation of standard Articles of Association (OÜ–limited liability company)
  • verification of the completeness and validity of the corporate documents of the legal person 
  • verification of the corporate documents by a notary
  • transfer of the corporate documents submitted by the Client to a notary
  • preparation of the registration application for one founder–legal person/one natural person–board member (director) 
  • arrangement of meeting with a notary to submit the application for the registration of a company 
  • draft of one power of attorney from a founder–foreign company 
  • translation of one notarised and apostilled power of attorney from a founder–foreign company
  • representation of the Client before a notary for submission of an application for the registration of a company
  • draft of one declaration of consent to act as a board member for notarisation in the legal person’s country 
  • translation of the notarised and apostilled declaration of consent in Estonian 
  • submission of the translated notarised and apostilled declaration of consent to the Commercial Registry
  • preparation of Magrat’s official consent to act as a Contact Person for the Company according to i.631 (5) of the Commercial Code, the submission of the consent to Commercial Register of Estonia
  • support in the contribution of the minimum share capital in the amount of 2,500 euros in a monetary or non-monetary way:

In the case of the non-monetary contribution of the share capital not exceeding 2,500 euros:

  • preparation of the founders’ decision on the share capital contribution  
  • preparation of non-standard Articles of Association allowing for a non-monetary capital contribution 
  • preparation of the Contribution Agreement confirming that the contribution has been transferred to the company account and its value is equal to the value of the share 
  • representation of the Client before a notary 

In the case of a monetary contribution 

  • support in communication with a bank or payment system for obtaining a confirmation of the capital contribution  
  • representation of the Client before a notary for submission of the documents confirming the share capital contribution

Price does not include

  • contact person service (mandatory if the board of the company is located outside Estonia)–200 euros per 12 months
  • preparation of the documents for an additional founder/board member 
  • the postal and legal addresses of the company. The Client can choose one of the following options: 
    • unique legal address «Kreutzwaldi 4–7, office № …, Tallinn». The cost of renting a private office is from 350 euros per month + utility costs + VAT
    • unique legal address «Kreutzwaldi 4–7, workplace № …, Tallinn». The cost of renting a dedicated desk at the co-working space is 180 euros per month + VAT
    • legal address «Kreutzwaldi 4–7, Tallinn». The cost of renting a shared place at the co-working space is 99 euros + VAT
    • the postal address to be included in the Register indicates the location of the Company Board in the foreign country. The cost of the address is 200 euros per 12 months + VAT
  • hard copies of the notarised and apostilled corporate documents
  • communication with the foreign company’ provider of corporate services  
  • preparation and notarisation of the original corporate documents of the foreign legal person–founder in the legal person’s country 
  • sending documents to/from Estonia
  • translation of the documents, if required
  • bookkeeping
  • assistance in opening an account in a bank (from 1,000 euros) or payment system (500 euros)  
  • assistance in obtaining an Estonian VAT identification number: the cost of filing an application for registration of a VAT payer–300 euros 
  • assistance in obtaining a VAT identification number in another country–by request 

In the case of the non-monetary contribution

  • non-monetary items 
  • sending the original documents by post, if required 
  • preparing the documents for non-monetary contribution represented by real estate, car, or other property subject to registration 

In the case of the monetary contribution

  • share capital amount of 2,500 euros
  • opening an account for a natural person (200 euros) and a company (600 euros) in a payment system

What is required from the Client?

  • high-quality copies of identification documents of each board member and founder of the Estonian company in PDF or JPEG format 
  • contact details of each shareholder and member of the board of the Estonian company: telephone numbers, emails, addresses
  • notarised and apostilled declaration of consent to act as a Board member of the Estonian company
  • notarised and apostilled power of attorney from the director of the legal person–founder to represent the entity before a notary at company incorporation 
  • for the founders–legal persons: notarised corporate documents disclosing the ownership structure of the companies including their final beneficiaries, and proving the authorities of their representatives  
  • for the director of the foreign legal person: passport copy, proof of residency (Utility Bill), contact details (telephone number, email) 
  • for the final beneficiary of the legal person: passport copy, proof of residency (Utility Bill) contact details (telephone number, email)  
  • a copy of both sides of the e-Resident’s digi-ID card, if you have it 
  • a resume (СV)
  • contact details of the Estonian company for the Commercial Registry: telephone number, email  
  • information about beneficial owners of the Estonian company 
  • information about each shareholder’s stake
  • variants of the company name (three options in descending order of preference)
  • a brief description of the company’s field of activity  

In the case of non-monetary contribution:

  • information about assets, which will be contributed as the share capital 

In the case of monetary contribution:

  • transfer of the share capital amount from the personal account to the company account 
  • sending of the payment orders to a bank or a payment system according to Magrat’s instructions

Deliverables

After the incorporation and registration of your company in the Commercial Registry of Estonia you will receive the company’s constituent documents in digital form (PDF):

  • detailed extract from the Estonian Commercial Register in English
  • Articles of Association in Estonian

Timing

The registration process takes 5 business days from the submission of the application to the Commercial Registry. The time for preparing an application depends on how quickly the Client presents the required documents and information, wherein:

In the case of a non-monetary contribution

Preparation of the necessary package of the documents takes 1–2 business days upon receipt of the required information from the Client.

In the case of a monetary contribution

The time for issuing a capital contribution statement depends on the financial institutions and rarely exceeds 2 weeks. However, the procedure may take longer if a bank requests additional information from the Client.

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