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Which identification documents are accepted for the identity verification?

Depending on the type of identification process and the purpose of this process, we support different identity documents. Below you find an overview of which documents are supported in which processes and for which purpose.

 

Please note that on account of regulations in Switzerland, SwissSign is not permitted to issue certificates for the countries listed under Export restrictions and therefore cannot grant access to SwissID Sign either.

Online identity verification

Please note that the online identification procedure can currently not be used for accessing the electronic patient record (EPR).

To identify yourself online (e.g. with insurance companies) or to order a debt enforcement extract

  • All passports
  • Swiss identity cards
  • Portuguese identity cards
  • German identity cards


SwissID Sign

We support ICAO-compliant biometric passports from the following countries*:

  • Albania
  • Algeria
  • Argentina
  • Australia
  • Austria
  • Azerbaijan
  • Bahamas
  • Barbados
  • Belgium
  • Benin
  • Bosnia and Herzegovina
  • Botswana
  • Brazil
  • Bulgaria
  • Canada
  • Chile
  • China
  • Colombia
  • Côte d'Ivoire
  • Croatia
  • Cyprus
  • Czechia
  • Denmark
  • Ecuador
  • Estonia
  • Finland
  • France
  • Georgia
  • Germany
  • Ghana
  • Greece
  • Holy See
  • Hungary
  • Iceland
  • Indonesia
  • Ireland
  • Israel
  • Italy
  • Japan
  • Kazakhstan
  • Kosovo
  • Kuwait
  • Latvia
  • Liechtenstein
  • Lithuania
  • Luxembourg
  • Malaysia
  • Maldives
  • Malta
  • Mexico
  • Moldova
  • Monaco
  • Montenegro
  • Morocco
  • Netherlands
  • New Zealand
  • North Macedonia
  • Norway
  • Oman
  • Panama
  • Paraguay
  • Peru
  • Philippines
  • Poland
  • Portugal
  • Qatar
  • Romania
  • Rwanda
  • Saint Kitts and Nevis
  • Saint Vincent and the Grenadines
  • Serbia
  • Singapore
  • Slovakia
  • Slovenia
  • South Korea
  • Spain
  • Sweden
  • Switzerland
  • Taiwan
  • Tajikistan
  • Tanzania
  • Thailand
  • Timor Leste
  • Turkey
  • Turkmenistan
  • Uganda
  • United Arab Emirates
  • United Kingdom
  • United States of America
  • Uruguay
  • Uzbekistan

For secure online identification (e.g. with insurance companies or banks) or to order an extract from the debt collection register.

  • All passports
  • Swiss identity cards
  • Portuguese identity cards
  • German identity cards

 

* Subject to export restrictions

Identification on site

SwissID Sign

  • All passports
  • All European identity cards

Electronic Patient Record (EPR)

  • Swiss passports
  • Swiss identity cards
  • All other passports in combination with a valid residence permit
  • All other identity cards in combination with a valid residence permit
     

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