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Qualified certificates are designed to communicate with public authorities, and are also used for commercial purposes. A qualified certificate for electronic signature can be used to create an electronic signature and verify it. Other uses, such as message encryption, are limited by legislation.

The Qualified Certificate for electronic signature issued by I.CA complies with all the requirements set out in Act No. 297/2016 Coll., On trust-building services for electronic transactions and eIDAS Regulation 910/2014 on electronic identification and trust services for electronic transactions in the internal market. In conjunction with the Starcos smart card and the I.CA SecureStore user application, which are certified as a qualified signature creation device (QESCD), it can be used to create a so-called qualified electronic signature under eIDAS.

The procedures for obtaining certificates and other important information are available in the Certification Policy document  .


I.CA issues the following types of Qualified Certificates:

QUALIFIED CERTIFICATE FOR ELECTRONIC SIGNATURE – PERSONAL

  • is intended for natural persons, the applicant's personal data can be filled in the certificate,
  • is issued to the I.CA Registration Authority on presentation of:
      • the electronic request (if the applicant has not chosen to place it on the I.CA server).
      • a valid Identity card or passport and another identity document (health insurance card, passport, driving license ...),
      • detailed information on the requirements for submitted documents and negotiations on behalf can be found here  .

    QUALIFIED CERTIFICATE FOR ELECTRONIC SIGNATURE – SELF - EMPLOYED

    • it is intended for natural persons of an employee or self-employed person, the certificate can also fill in the data of the applicant also the identification of the employer, the trade,
    • is issued to the I.CA Registration Authority on presentation of:
        • of the electronic request (if the applicant has not chosen to place it on the I.CA server),
        • a valid identity card or passport of another identity card (health insurance card, passport, driving license ...),
        • on the proof of the existence of a company not older than 6 months (extract from the Commercial Register, trade license, certificate of registration of ČSU and assignment of ID),
        • document confirming the existence of employment,
        • detailed information on the requirements for submitted documents and negotiations on behalf can be found here  .

      QUALIFIED CERTIFICATE FOR ELECTRONIC SIGNATURE – PSEUDONYM

      • is intended for natural persons, any information can be entered in the certificate,
      • is issued to the I.CA Registration Authority on presentation of:
          • is intended for natural persons, the applicant's personal data can be filled in the certificate,
          • is issued to the I.CA Registration Authority upon presentation of a valid identity card or passport and other identity document (health insurance card, passport, driving license …),
          • If a verifiable data is present in the application, the applicant for the certificate is required to prove this in the framework of the verification procedure for the RA,
          • detailed information on the requirements for submitted documents and negotiations on behalf can be found here  .


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