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What is an Electronic Certificate?

An Electronic Certificate is a set of data enabling identification of the holder of the Certificate, secure exchange of information with other persons and institutions, and electronic signing of data sent in such a way as to enable verification of its integrity and origin.

Which Electronic Certificates does the Electronic Headquarters of the INE recognise?

Currently the following electronic certificates are recognised:

Identification and authentication for the Electronic Headquarters may also be performed through authorised public servants, by means of the procedure set out in article 22 of    Law 39/2015, of 1 October, the Common Administrative Procedure of the Public Administrations  

How to obtain an Electronic Certificate?

Applications for electronic certificates must be made to an officially recognised Certification Authority. The previous section contains direct links to Certifying Institutions, which offer wide-ranging information on the functioning of the different certificates, as well as how to go about obtaining them.

What guarantees does the Electronic Certificate offer?

The Electronic Certificate guarantees:

What purpose does an Electronic Certificate serve?

With electronic certificates, recognised by the Electronic Headquarters of the INE, you can make enquiries and perform procedures.

En Electronic Certificate serves to:

Fingerprints and signature standard

The accepted formats of electronic signatures are:

Included in the proof of registration is a fingerprint of the files that have been presented. SHA-1 is used for the creation of this fingerprint.


In the case that files are presented with malicious software, the file will be considered as not presented, for the purposes of performing the procedure.