In 2011 the Federal law "On electronic signature" was amended, primarily due to the relevance of this service. With the help of an electronic signature has the opportunity to carry out civil transactions, use of public services, to make any legal manipulations by means of Internet resources.

What is an electronic signature?

Electronic digital signature (EDS) is encrypted information used to identify natural or legal persons. A digital signature provides an integrity check of the document, and is also responsible for privacy. To forge an electronic signature is not possible since it is a complex sequence of symbols generated by encoding the information using a special program - a cryptographic service provider.

The types of EP

- simple signature, is created with the help of codes and passwords; used to identify the author of the document, it does not allow to check for any changes, which came into force after signing;

- enhanced unskilled, created using cryptographic tools, allows you to track changes made to a document;

- enhanced qualified, be registered with the state information systems; involves the registration of the certificate.

How to make digital signature

It is necessary to prepare a package of documents: an extract from the unified state register of legal entities of the Russian Federation, a copy of an extract from egrip, the documents proving the identity, copy of passport, SNILS.

Receiving the electronic signature will require the provision of original documents to the issuing authority, EDS.

For registration of digital signature the application is filed and the collected package of documents in the control centre in the region. Also, the certificate can be issued by contacting directly to the website of public services, where there is a section "certificate digital signature". Or to make a request for a single portal with EDS in the Russian Federation.
Upon completion of registration is issued a public key certificate and a private key for signing documents. To begin using electronic signatures to be installed special software on the computer that supports the format of the EDS.

The results of EDS is required to pay a certain amount, which should be clarified in the centre of issuing EDS, which are located closer to Your place of residence or work.


The owner of EDS gets the opportunity to hand over the tax reporting through the Internet, to participate in the electronic auction to use the services portal of Rosreestr, the register SP, work remotely, make transactions and to produce the document via the Internet.