Certificates for electronic signature

A qualified electronic signature having an equivalent legal effect of a handwritten signature shall be based on a qualified certificate.

A certificate for electronic signature means an electronic attestation which links electronic signature validation data to a natural person and confirms at least the name or the pseudonym of that person and is in compliance with the requirements applied to a qualified certificate and prepared by a qualified trust service provider. Such certificate is issued together with electronic signature creation data. More information is provided at and in the eIDAS Regulation.

Qualified certificates for electronic signature can only be created by authorised qualified trust service providers the list whereof is available at

Updated on 2019-10-17