E-APPLICATIONS – ELECTRONIC SIGNATURE AND TRUSTED PROFILE
Registration of user account
The basis for submitting an application online in contact point of biznes.gov.pl and CEIDG is identification of the person and signing the application.
In case you have the account on Trusted Profile portal, there is no need to register in the biznes.gov.pl portal, login shall be carried out via the account on Trusted Profile. Otherwise, it is necessary to provide the basic data (first name, surname, e-mail address) and to define a password, which will allow to create a user account. Go to the login/registration.
In order to sign and send an application electronically to the competent authority, use the qualified electronic signature (for contacts with the administration and business applications) or free trusted profile (only for contacts with administration).
What is trusted profile? What is it used for? How to obtain trusted profile?
Trusted profile is a free of charge method of authentication of a citizen's identity in e-governmental systems – it is an equivalent of a qualified electronic signature.
By using trusted profile a citizen may handle administrative matters (e.g. send a document, appeal, complaint) electronically without having to go to the office.
In order to obtain trusted profile one needs to:
1. open an account on Trusted Profile portal ( see the instruction for opening an account) and submit an application for confirmation of the profile,
2. confirm the application by an ID card or passport in the chosen authorization point. The authorization points can be found in: tax offices, provincial branches of the Social Insurance Institution, consulates, banks (find a confirmation point).
You can also confirm the profile by a qualified electronic signature.
Important! If you use electronic banking, from October 2016, you can confirm the trusted profile through selected banks without the need to visit the office. For more information, see the article eApplications of biznes.gov.pl and CEiDG using online banking. Opening a trusted profile by online banking, you can follow all the steps (submission of an application, confirming profile) via your banking system.
Trusted profile independent of ePUAP
On 10 September 2016, a new IT system of trusted profile was made available. It runs differently than in the past - irrespective of the epuap.gov.pl system.
This means that all existing:
- ePUAP trusted profile,
- applications for their confirmation
- confirmation points of ePUAP trusted profile,
- network services (WebServices) of ePUAP trusted profile and
- accounts of ePUAP users
have been transferred to a new system, which is fully integrated with the epuap.gov.pl system.
For the existing owners of ePUAP trusted profile and other users of epuap.gov.pl nothing will change. They will still be able to use ePUAP trusted profile and all the functionalities under existing terms.
The only difference,which can be noticed, is method of logging in to epuap.gov.pl. Logging to epuap.gov.pl takes place using pz.gov.pl.
Where can I buy safe electronic signature and how much will it cost?
Secure electronic signature can be bought now in one of five companies providing these services (qualified providers of certification services for electronic signatures), entered in the register of the Ministry of Development. There is also a possibility to use e-signature issued by eligible entities in any EU country.
Certification services are commercial in nature, and the amount of the fees shall be determined by the organisations providing those services. Prices of sets vary depending on the length of the validity of the certificate (one or two years) and the type of device for electronic signature (card reader USB, USB token or PCMCIA). It is possible to purchase a card with certificate without a reader or readers and additional software licences. A buyer concludes with an eligible entity a subscription agreement, whose terms are set out in the certification policy or code of the certification procedure. The purchase of an electronic signature for the purposes of an economic activity can be treated as a deductible expense in conducted economic activity.