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PAe - acquisition of electronic certificates without need for physical personación in a registration office
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Obtaining qualified electronic certificates without physical personación in a registration office

14 may 2021

It has been published in the BOE of 14 may, the order ETD/465/2021, of 6 may, regulating the methods of identification by remote video for the electronic issuance of certificates.

This Order, under article 7.2 of the Law 6/2020, of 11 november, which regulates certain aspects of electronic services trust (Opens in new window) , determines the conditions and technical requirements of verification of identity and, where appropriate, other specific attributes of the person requesting a qualified certificate, via other methods of identification as videoconferencing or vídeo-identificación provide safety equivalent in terms of reliability to the physical presence.

It provides the spanish legal system, a specific standard that will enable electronic service providers of confidence to use this competitive advantage in the provision of services, and that permit them to identify remotely by video-qualified certificates, so that they can continue and expand their activity and compete with the established service providers in other countries that already have a national policy to that effect.

The video remote identification used in the process should incorporate the technical and organisational means necessary to verify the authenticity, validity and integrity of identification used to verify the correspondence of the holder of the document with the applicant that the process through technologies, such as facial recognition and to verify that this is a living person that is not being superseded; there must be accredited all these requirements as laid down in the annex of the F11 Guide of ict security CCN-STIC-140 (Opens in new window) centre National Cryptologic through certification of the product.

Order ETD/465/2021, of 6 may, regulating the methods of identification by remote video for the electronic issuance of certificates. (Opens in new window)

  • Identity and electronic signature
  • Infrastructure and common services