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Yes – for your order you need only a valid passport (subject to changes). Documents such as a residence permit for foreign nationals or a driving licence are not permitted. In addition to a valid passport, we also accept identity cards for some countries. Please check the permitted identification documents and identity checkpoints.
Yes. Signatures with SuisseID are legally valid according to Art. 14 Para. 2bis of the Swiss Code of Obligations.
Yes. According to Art. 24 of the law on electronic signatures Liechtenstein considers qualified certificates of providers from contracting states of the EEA Agreement or Switzerland as equivalent to Liechtenstein certificates. SuisseID is based on certificates which were issued by SwissSign Ltd with headquarters in Glattbrugg. An electronic signature with SuisseID is therefore also legally valid in Liechtenstein.
Yes – qualified certificates fulfil the requirements of the Ordinance of the Swiss Federal Department of Finance on Electronic Data and Information (OElDI) and theCompany Accounts Decree GeBüV. Individual invoices can therefore also be signed in a VAT-compliant manner. However, for the automated use of VAT-compliant documents we recommend the Organisation certificate of SwissSign.
Yes – the time stamp will become obligatory where a qualified electronic signature is equivalent to a handwritten signature to comply with the written form. This applies for all signatures since 1st january 2017. More information can be found in the Swiss Federal Act on Electronic Signatures (ZertES).
No – the Swiss Federal Act on Electronic Signatures (ZertES) stipulates that qualified certificates have to be delivered on a USB stick or a smart card.
No – a SuisseID is personal and can be used by only one user.
SwissID is a new service from SwissSign, a joint venture of state-affiliated businesses, financial institutions, insurance and health insurance companies. SwissID is not replacing SuisseID, which was launched in 2010, this will continue to exist as a product. Nothing is changing for SuisseID users, they can continue to use their SuisseID to the full extent. When developing SwissID, however, the experiences gained with SuisseID have been used. The new service will be gradually set up – in the medium term SuisseID will be merged into SwissID.
You will find further information under www.swissid.ch