Why you should use SwissID Sign.
You can sign documents with your smartphone from anywhere in Switzerland and at any time.
Qualified and legally valid
SwissID Sign is equivalent to a handwritten signature and thus legally valid (Art. 14 (2)bis of the Swiss Code of Obligations).
Paperless and environmentally friendly
With SwissID Sign, you can sign fully digitally and therefore improve your environmental impact.
Legally valid digital signing
Whether work contracts, cancellations or loan agreements – with SwissID Sign, you can easily provide legally valid signatures for documents through the SwissID App around the clock.
🗸 PDF documents and forms
🗸 Multiple signatures per document possible
🗸 Sign using the SwissID App (iOS/Android)
🗸 No additional hardware required
🗸 Billing takes place conveniently via credit card
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To legally recognise your identity at the highest level, identification must be carried out at an in-person meeting.
Create a SwissID account
Log in to your existing SwissID account or create a personal SwissID account.
Fill out the application
Open the ‘My verified identity’ section of your SwissID account and download the application form.
You can find an identification point near you to have your application form and copies of your ID checked. swissid.ch/locations
Let's get started
Log in online and upload your desired document. Using the SwissID App, you or your selected recipient can now provide legally valid digital signatures.Upload document
The right package, tailored to your needs.
Billing is convenient, via credit card payment using prepaid credit.
The more you need to sign, the less you pay
You can pay conveniently via credit card
Your credit stays valid for 24 months
Frequently asked questions
What do I need in order to use SwissID Sign?
To use SwissID Sign, you’ll need a SwissID account with a verified identity and a smartphone with the SwissID App installed. Your identity must have been verified in-person at an official identification point. The identity check must have been completed before enrolling for the signature service and the submitted ID documents must still be valid at the time of registering for the signature service in the SwissID App. The required smartphone specs are shown below under ‘What are the hardware requirements for smartphones?’.
What are the hardware requirements for smartphones?
The operating systems iOS (version 12.0 or later) and Android (version 8.0 or later) are supported. The manufacturer’s protective measures must not be circumvented (i.e. the device must not be ‘rooted’ or ‘jail-broken’). The device must contain a hardware-based trusted execution environment (such as Secure Enclave on iPhones) that can be unlocked with biometrics (fingerprint or facial recognition).
How can I sign documents?
You sign documents on your smartphone. The signature solution is designed for use on iOS or Android devices that have a fingerprint scanner or facial recognition.
Is there a maximum file size for PDFs?
PDFs with a file size of up to 15 MB are supported.
Where can I get my identity verified?
To use SwissID, your identity must have been verified in-person at an official identification point. Click here to find out more.
How does the new solution differ from the previous one, SuisseID?
The ‘old’ SuisseID was based on a local signature and required a hardware token containing the signature certificate. The new solution uses the smartphone itself as the hardware token. SuisseID is being fully replaced with the new signature solution.
I’ve lost the mobile phone that I use for electronic signatures. What should I do?
If your mobile phone has been lost or stolen, please contact customer support as soon as possible.
I’ve got a new mobile phone. How can I use the SwissID App on this new device?
Click here to find out more about using the SwissID App.
Is the electronic signature also valid abroad?
The electronic signature currently only supports signatures in accordance with the Swiss Federal Act on Electronic Signatures (ESigA). It is therefore only legally valid and binding for contracts subject to Swiss law.
The new signature solution works without any additional hardware. How secure is it?
The new signature service fulfils the standards required by law and has been certified accordingly. The signature service uses the smartphone’s hardware-based trusted execution environment (e.g. Secure Enclave on the iPhone) to protect the security keys. This trusted environment is also protected by hardware-based security.