The electronic signature created through a qualified digital certificate has the same legal value as the handwritten signature, so you can use it in exactly the same way.
The difference is that the electronic signature applies only to digital documents, and the handwritten signature to documents in physical format.
When you use it
It helps you save time when interacting with:
- Contracting authorities within the Electronic System of Public Procurement (SEAP);
- The Supervisory Commission of the Private Pension System (CSSP);
- State institutions: the National Agency for Fiscal Administration (ANAF), the Territorial Labour Inspectorate (ITM), the National Trade Register Office (ONRC), the Official Gazette, the Central Depository, the National Securities Commission (CNVM);
- Health Insurance Fund (CAS);
- Your business partners.
Here are some concrete examples: you can use the electronic signature when submitting the declarations to ANAF or ONRC, when you submit documents for European funds, when you need certificates, criminal record, authorizations or for signing any electronic documents.
How to get it
Let's talk about how much it costs you.
The issuance of the digital certificate has a cost of 29.9 euros, without VAT. You should also know that the payment of the invoice will be made in RON, at the NBR exchange rate on the last Friday of the previous week.