Unlocking QES under Swiss law

The qualified electronic signature (QES) is the highest available e-signature standard with maximum legal weight. It has the same legal validity as signing by hand.

To unlock QES under Swiss law, you can verify your identity as follows:

  • Live video call 
  • Self-check 

Tipp! Are you in Switzerland? Then you can have your identity verified on site. This will unlock QES for both jurisdictions (Switzerland and EU) in one step. Find location

Here's how to unlock QES under Swiss law from your account:

  • Click Increase at the bottom of the page
  • Enter your mobile number, then click Next
  • You can now sign with high legal weight – the advanced electronic signature (AES)
  • To unlock QES, increase the legal weight one last time by clicking Increase to Maximum
  • Then navigate to Switzerland and click Next
  • Now pick the identification method of your choice, Live video call or Self-check, and follow the instructions
That's it! Our identification partner will send you an SMS once you're ready to sign.

Important! Make sure you accept the Terms of Use via SMS. If you don't, you won't be able to sign even after successfully verifying your identity.

Good to know before you get started

  Live video call Self-check
How do methods differ? Our partners trained staff will guide you through the identification in a video call.  You go through the identification yourself. Scan your ID and take a video of your face, and that's it.
What devices can I use? Smartphone or computer with a webcam Smartphone* or computer with a webcam 
*You'll need to download an app.
What ID documents can I use? Passport or ID depending on the country Passport or ID depending on the country
In what languages is the identification available? English, German, French, and Italian English, German, French, and Italian
When can I carry out the identification? Monday to Saturday from 7:00 to 22:00 24/7*
*Our partner checks your documents Monday to Saturday from 7:00 to 22:00