types of crypto licenses in estonia
Our customers often ask me about finding civil jurisdiction for their cryptocurrency business. We heard about cryptocurrency licenses from Malta, Thailand, Singapur. Every country has its own set of regulations.
Application for a crypto license in Estonia seems to be more comfortable and cheaper than the rest of the world.
The most know incentive is as follows: only 30 days for positive or negative decision taken by the Financial Intelligence Unit, low rate state fee and simple documentation.
You don’t need to travel to Estonia if you are the holder of e-Residency card.
Types of licenses
how long does it take?
According to estonian law process takes ~ 30 days
The vast majority clients are approved by FIU.
If the client provides us with full documentation, can get the crypto license in a shorter time than 30 days.
Choose your plan
You can choose a suitable plan for you.
AML/KYC/CTS internal rules writting
Translation to English or Estonian
Our guarantee: FIU will accept or we correct regulations
1 hours assistance of our lawyer
Your OU company is registered and you have e-Residency card
AML/KYC/CTS internal rules writting
We will prepare 2 x application to FIU
We will monitor progress and we will have constant contact with FIU
You will get OU company with virtual adress, contact person for 1 year and introduction to accounting services
You will get AML/KYC/CTS procedure
You will get ready made licenses - providing virtual wallet and cryptocurrency exchange
You will provided with PSP bank account for cryptotrading
Most frequent questions and answers
Criminal records of all board members, shareholders and UBOs (apostilled, not older than 3 months, from country of citizenship)
It takes up to 30 days from day of submission to get the answer from the FIU regarding the licenses. Once the licenses have been granted, you have to start providing the services within 6 months.
State fee is 345€ / per one license . If you will need 2 licences – you will pay 690€. You can purchase our ready made OU company with issued licences. State fees are included in price.
The licenses are issued by the Financial Intelligence Unit of Estonia Company holder of the licenses could perform the following activities: 1. Exchange virtual currency to fiat currency2. Exchange fiat currency to virtual currency 3. Exchange virtual currency to another virtual currency 4. Keep and store virtual currency on behalf of your clients 5. Transfer virtual currency between customer’s wallets 6. Keep fiat currency on behalf of the customer for some time in order to make exchange for cryptocurrency.
Estonia has concluded legal aid agreements with the Republic of Lithuania, the Republic of Latvia (State Gazette II, 1993, 5), the Republic of Poland (State Gazette II 1999, 4, 22), Ukraine (State Gazette (RT II 1995,13/14, 63) and with the Russian Federation (State Gazette II, 1993, 16, 27).
In above countries Apostille is not mandatory . If you are from other countries, you should include Apostilled documents.
You will pay tax from your net prfit, that is calculated based on the transaction as the difference between the selling price and the purchase price.
state fee will increase soon
The Estonian Parliament will adopt bill
The Estonian Parliament will adopt the bill, that will make that process of obtaining licenses will be difficult and more expensive.
Government plans change the following rules:
1) To increase state fee from 345 EUR to 3300 EUR
2) To extent process of approving client from 30 to 90 days
More information here:
All licensed businesses should update your application details and outstanding delivery document up to 31.12.2019. Consulting companies predict the cost of obtaining licenses will grow from 5000 to 10 000 EUR.