Identification methods

How do the identification methods for signing with QES according to EU and Swiss law differ?

The identification of signatories is required by law before signing with the qualified electronic signature (QES). However, the required identification method is defined by the respective jurisdiction. While Swiss law requires face-to-face identification, the EU also allows video identification that takes place online.

Therefore, signers usually choose the identification method of the jurisdiction according to which they are signing, or the jurisdiction required by the document to be signed. In general, however, both methods of identification enable signing with QES with worldwide validity. For more information, see here.