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Mobile phone signature and Citizen Card

The citizen card and the mobile phone signature are electronic identification concepts for the Internet

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The citizen card is available 2 different formats:

In most cases, the carrier medium is

  • a mobile phone (mobile phone signature) or
  • a chip card (such as the eCard).

The citizen card and the mobile phone signature are electronic identification concepts for the Internet. People can use them for identifying themselves by digital means to a public authority. It allows them to be uniquely identified and authenticated where required by law.

The citizen card as well as the mobile phone signature contains a qualified electronic signature that makes it possible to sign forms or contracts which normally require a personal handwritten signature. While practical for doing business with public authorities, the citizen card and the mobile phone signature can also be put to use in personal matters, for example, in order to increase the security of Internet transactions or for eBanking.

The citizen card is available in 2 different formats, since it does not depend on a particular type of technology and does not require one specific type of card. In most cases, the carrier medium is a chip card (such as the eCard) or a mobile phone. It is essential that the citizen card contains a qualified electronic signature and an identity link that contains the associated security data and functions, as well as any data on mandates which may have been granted.

The citizen card and the mobile phone signature are very helpful tools in many areas of eGovernment. An Internet portal was created for the citizen card that contains extensive information on this electronic identification card and how it works.

The mobile signature app – Handy-Signatur App

You can enter a TAN code from an SMS like in the web based application. Or you only need to scan the QR-Code on your screen in order to complete your signature. 

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