Online banking, trusted profile, electronic signature - handling official matters online

Do you want to handle an official matter online via biznes.gov.pl? In order to do so you have to confirm your identity and sign the application sent to the office electronically.

 

Confirming identity

If you handle an administrative matter via biznes.gov.pl, the first step it always confirmation of your identity. If you are a registered user of biznes.gov.pl, your identity will be confirmed after logging in on the basis of data which you provided during a registration of your account (first name, surname, email address). Go to login/registration page.

You do not need to register on biznes.gov.pl if:

 

Signing applications

Any application submitted to the office online shuld be signed. You can do this by using a trusted profile (remember it is only for contacts with administration) or qualified electronic signature.

You can also sign applications using your online banking services (if you confirmed trusted profile by your online banking).

 

 

What is a trusted profile? What is it used for? How to get a trusted profile?

A trusted profile is a free method of certifying identification of a citizen in electronic public administration systems - this is an equivalent to the qualified electronic signature.

Using a trusted profile you can handle administrative procedures (i.e. send a letter, appeal, complaint) by electronic means, without the necessity to visit the office.

To obtain a trusted profile you should:

1. set up an account on Trusted Profile portal (read the instruction how to set up an account) and submit an application for certifying this account;

2. confirm the application by visiting the chosen authentication point with an ID or passport. Authentication points can be found in: tax offices, branches of Social Security Institution, consulates, banks (find authentication point)

You can also confirm profile by a qualified electronic signature.

Important! If you use Internet banking in ING, Millenium or PKO BP, you can confirm your profile through banks, without having to visit the office. More information can be found in the article Using eApplication biznes.gov.pl and CEIDG through Internet banking.

What is the advantage of using banking? When you set up a profile through Internet banking, you may take all the steps through your electronic banking services. 

 

Qualified electronic signature. Where can I buy it and how much will it cost?

You can buy a qualified electronic signature from one of the providers - companies supervised by the Ministry of Digital Affairs. Up-to-date list  of companies can be found on NCCert.

It is also possible to use e-signature granted by qualified entities in any EU countries.

Certification services are of commercial nature and the price is determined by the entities providing these services. The prices differ depending on the duration of validity of the certificate (one or two years) and the type of device used for signing (USB card reader, USB token, or a PCMCIA card). You can also buy the certified card without the reader, or just the reader and additional software license. The customer concludes a subscription agreement with a qualified entity, the terms of which are indicated by the certification policy or the certification procedure code. The purchase of an electronic signature for the purposes of business activity may be accounted for as tax deductable expenses for the business activity.

 

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