This file photo taken on July 03, 2014 shows Taavi Kotka, a former IT entrepreneur who now runs the project as Estonia's chief information officer presents the e-residency IDs project in Tallinn. AFP / RAIGO PAJULA
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As Brits brace for the upheaval that Brexit could bring, some are turning to Estonia's e-residency digital ID program in order to keep doing business across the European Union.Touted as a "transnational government-issued digital identity," e-residency allows users to open a business in the EU and then run it remotely with the ability to declare taxes and sign documents digitally. It does not provide citizenship, tax residency, physical residency or the right to travel to Estonia. Just over 22,000 people from 138 countries across the globe have become e-residents so far, including around 1,200 Brits, and last year's Brexit vote triggered a boom in applications from the U.K. If Britain loses access to the single market, however, the company would need to source materials and produce Twipes inside the EU to keep duty-free access to the bloc.Brit Dirk Singer established his Rabbit digital marketing agency six years ago in the U.K., but wary of Brexit he digitally relocated it to Estonia last year thanks to e-residency.
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