Updated: Nov 23

Benefits to Obtain a Digital Certificate

About Digital Certificate

A Digital Certificate is an electronic "password" that allows a person, organization to exchange data securely over the Internet using the public key infrastructure (PKI). Digital Certificate is also known as a public key certificate or identity certificate.

To obtain the digital certificate in Spain, you must go to the website of the Spanish National Mint where you will obtain a unique number that you must keep. With this number, you may access a public institution, such as the Spanish Tax Office, Town Halls, or Social Security, where you will get your digital certificate. The digital signature may be downloaded to your PC from the website where you originally requested the number, that is, the Spanish National Mint.

With this digital certificate, the Spanish Mint offers an easy way to guarantee communications between companies, citizens, institutions and public administrations.

It serves as personal online identification and it is used for a number of procedures that would otherwise require numerous phone calls or long queues in order to obtain what you need. With a digital certificate you are able to do most from the comfort of your home.

Some of the transactions available ( tramites)

Seguridad Social ( INSS, Social Security)

Health Procedures (salud)



Hacienda( Tax Office)

Ayuntamiento (Town Hall)

Bank (in Some Cases)

You will also be able to go online for making, changing or cancelling appointments, changing address, Checking or paying fines(multas)

Taxes, Tax declaration. Road tax, Doctors appointments and various other online forms,

This link will provide instructions on how to download and generate the number, you can then make an appointment for the ID check at your local townhall if they do this, the Cita previa on the AEAT or Cita Previa on the TGSS, both have instructions on.

once you have done the ID check, it will be sent via email then you can continue with the download of the Certifcates to you computer, it can be transferred via email, sent to Gestors/solicitors if required and even your phone, you will need to also download the program for the signing needed on some sights for any documentation that needs signing with the Autofirma.

Please get in touch if I can help you with this, I can generate the number and make the necessary appointment for the Identity check and send it to you in a email with instructions.

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