A qualified electronic signature is in accordance with Act no. 272/2016 Coll. an advanced electronic signature that is created using qualified equipment and is based on a qualified for electronic signatures certificate.
Thanks to a qualified electronic signature, it is possible to electronically perform legal acts that classically require a written form. Thus, a qualified electronic signature in this case replaces the written form of a handwritten signature.
Qualified electronic signature of electronic document provides:
The use of a qualified electronic signature is really wide. It can be used, for example, in communication with public authorities, in the services of the commercial or trade register, in communication with the financial administration of the Slovak Republic, courts, etc.
To obtain a qualified electronic signature, the following must be available: