QC for electronic seal

Qualified certificate for electronic seal (hereinafter only "QC for seal") means a certificate for an electronic seal, that is issued by a qualified trust service provider and meets the requirements laid down in Annex III of Regulation (EU) No. 910/2014 (eIDAS).

QC for electronic seals shall contain (Annex no. III of the eIDAS Regulation):

  • an indication, at least in a form suitable for automated processing, that the certificate has been issued as a qualified certificate for electronic seal;
  • a set of data unambiguously representing the qualified trust service provider issuing the qualified certificates including at least the Member State in which that provider is established and:
    1. for a legal person: the name and, where applicable, registration number as stated in the official records,
    2. pfor a natural person: the person’s name;
  • at least the name of the creator of the seal and, where applicable, registration number as stated in the official records;
  • electronic seal validation data, which corresponds to the electronic seal creation data;
  • details of the beginning and end of the certificate’s period of validity;
  • the certificate identity code, which must be unique for the qualified trust service provider;
  • the advanced electronic signature or advanced electronic seal of the issuing qualified trust service provider;
  • the location where the certificate supporting the advanced electronic signature or advanced electronic seal is available free of charge;
  • the location of the services that can be used to enquire as to the validity status of the qualified certificate;
  • where the electronic seal creation data related to the electronic seal validation data is located in a qualified electronic seal creation device, an appropriate indication of this, at least in a form suitable for automated processing.

QC for seal - purpose

QC for seal is intended only for the needs of making and verifying advanced electronic seals and qualified electronic seals. If a qualified electronic seal is required, cryptographic keys (public key and private key) must be generated and stored in a Qualified Signature / Seal Creation Device (QSCD) that meets the requirements set out in Annex. II of Regulation (EU) No 910/2014 (eIDAS).

A qualified electronic seal shall enjoy the presumption of integrity of the data and of correctness of the origin of that data to which the qualified electronic seal is linked. [Article 35 (2) Regulation (EU) No. 910/2014 (eIDAS)].

How to get QC for seal?

To obtain a QC for seal, the following steps must be taken:

  • To make an appointment in advance - it is possible to use the issue date reservation service
  • To visit the registration authority in person, or to authorize another natural person to do so
  • Present the necessary identity documents
  • Submit additional documents
  • If payment is not made in cash or by payment card, submit billing information

Price list for the issuing of QC for seal and price list for packages (QESe Pack) that contain it.

Identification of the applicant

The QC for the seal is issued for the legal entity , which is represented by an authorized natural person (statutory representative or a natural person authorized by him). The QC for the seal must contain as a mandatory item the name of the legal entity, as is registered in the relevant register of legal entities and the identifier of the legal entity, if there is e.g. identifier from National Trade Registeri. To verify your identity, a legal entity representative must present two proofs of identity:

  • primary document: valid identification document - national identification card resp. passport
  • Secondary document: passport (if not presented as primary document), driver's license, birth certificate, service card, firearms license, health insurance card.

AIf the statutory representative is represented in the proceedings at the registration authority by an authorized person, he / she must submit an officially verified authorization or an officially certified power of attorney confirming this fact. We only accept verified credentials or verified power of attorney, which are filled in the form created by us, which we will send to you electronically upon request.

Certificate issuance process

After verifying the identity of the legal person for whom QC for seal is issuing and verifying of identity of formal applicant, the RA worker will forward the application to the CA for processing. After the certificate is issued, the RA worker and the applicant shall sign the relevant ocumentation. Once issued, QC for seral is imported into the qualified device (QSCD) where the cryptographic keys were generated. Thereafter, the RA worker shall hand over the qualified device (QSCD) with the QC for seal to the holder or a person authorized by the holder. The process of issuing of QC for seal takes about 20 minutes..

Validity of QC for seal

QC for seal is usually issued with the validity of 1, 2 and 3 years respectively (365, 730 or 1095 days). After the end of this period, QC automatically expires and the QC can no longer be used for the purpose for which it was issued. An expired or revoked QC may not be renewed.

QC for seal where cryptographic keys are not generated and stored in QSCD

For the issuance of this type of qualified certificate, the procedures are described in section Certificate for electronic seal.