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What is the digital certificate?

The personal digital certificate is also called the natural person or user certificate. There are other certificates, such as company or public sector certificates. As a natural person, what you are interested in requesting is the personal digital certificate. The electronic certificate is a digital document that contains your identification data.

The certificate allows you to identify yourself on the Internet and also exchange information with other people and organisations, with the guarantee that only you and your interlocutor can access this information.

What is the digital certificate for?

The digital certificate allows you to carry out procedures safely with the Public Administrations through the Internet, such as, for example:

  • Tax presentation and settlement
  • Presentation of resources and claims
  • Consultation and registration in the municipal registry
  • Consultation of traffic fines
  • Consultation and procedures for requesting subsidies
  • Electronic signature of official documents and forms
  • Vida laboral (employment history in detail)
  • Application for the Spanish EHIC or provisional cert.

Where can I use my certificate?

  • In public and administrative offices.
  • Departments of traffic in 15 information on fines.
  • Check points on your driving licence.
  • Declaring and pay nonresident tax.
  • Applications for your padrón certificate.
  • Accessing your medical records.
  • Register self-employed.
  • Obtain copies of your income tax decoration.
  • Apply for criminal records certificate.

And much more.

Who can obtain an electronic citizen certificate?

Any person, of Spanish or foreign nationality, of legal age or emancipated minor, who is in possession of their identity document (DNI if they are Spanish nationality; or TIE, (NIE and passport, if they are foreign nationality).

Is there a cost to obtain a citizen certificate?

No. The digital certificate is free. You may pay a professional to obtain one for you.

Use our registered gestor to obtain the digital certificate

Here are the simple steps to make your application and install your digital signature:

Provide us with your:

Spanish national, your DNI

Non-Spanish resident, your TIE

European citizens residents in Spain, your green certificate and passport.

Non-residents, your NIE & Passport

You will receive your certificate by email. Simply download the certificate using the code we provide to activate it. From the same email, the certificate can be downloaded onto as many computers, tablets, or mobile devices as you need.

To get started, please fill out the short form below, and submit to start the payment process:

Pre-Application for Your Digital Signature
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Full Name as on your documents:

Please upload your documents below:

  • If you are a Spanish National - upload DNI
  • For Non-EU residents - upload TIE
  • For EU Residents - Upload green certificate and passport
  • For Non-residents - Upload NIE and passport


Click or drag files to this area to upload. You can upload up to 4 files.