Registration of user account
The basis for submitting application online in biznes.gov.pl and CEIDG is identification of the person's identity and signing the application.
In case you have the ePUAP account there is no need to register in the biznes.gov.pl portal, login shall be carried out via the ePUAP account. 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 electronic signature (contacts with the administration and business applications) by a qualified certificate (please use the services of one of the certification service providers) or free trusted profile (only for contacts with administration) on the ePUAP platform. Then account should be set up on epuap.gov.pl, submission of an application for opening a trusted profile and it should be confirmed within 14 days in one of the authentication points confirming trusted profile.
Where can I buy safe electronic signature and how much will it cost?
Secure electronic signature can be bought now in one of the 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 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.
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 secure electronic signature, verified by a qualified certificate. By using trusted profile a citizen may arrange administrative matters (e.g. lodging of applications, appeals, complaints) electronically without having to go to the office.
In order to obtain trusted profile one needs to:
I option — to all citizens:
1. open the ePUAP account,
2. login to your account on ePUAP and then using electronic services available in ePUAP fill in and send a request for confirmation of ePUAP trusted profile
3. with a valid ID card or passport go to the chosen authentication point to confirm your identity.
Consul, the head of the tax office, regional governor and the Social Insurance Institution fulfil the role of authentication point. Validation of trusted ePUAP profiles, after obtaining the prior consent of the Minister for Administration and Digitisation as a authentication point may also be made by other public entities, domestic banks, postal operators, or branches of credit institutions.
II option — for holders of an electronic signature:
1. login on the ePUAP platform (it is required to hold an account on ePUAP)
2. fill in an application for a profile,
3. confirm your data by means of an electronic signature with a qualified certificate.