Find out how to obtain the Digital Certificate in Spain without leaving home

Do you still not have your Digital Certificate? We explain how to get it and the advantages of using it.

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The FNMT Citizen Digital Certificate is an electronic document issued by the FNMT-RCM that links the holder with signature verification data and authenticates their identity.

This certificate, also called a Natural Person or User Certificate, is a digital file with identifying information whose usefulness is to facilitate online identification and the secure exchange of data with third parties and entities. Don’t you have it yet? Keep reading and discover how to obtain the Digital Certificate without leaving home!

Digital Certificate application process

Getting your Digital Certificate is very simple, you just have to follow these steps:

  1. Previous configuration: first of all, you must install on your computer the software indicated on the website of the Electronic Headquarters of the Royal Mint and National Manufacture of Currency and Stamp.
  2. Online request for your certificate: upon completion of the application process, you will receive an email in your email with the application code that you must present at your Identity accreditation office.
  3. Go to an Identity Accreditation Office with the application code that you obtained in the previous point. You can search for your nearest office with the online office locator. Important! In some offices you need an appointment, so check beforehand to avoid unnecessary queues.
  4. Download your user certificate: one hour after your identity has been proven in the office, using your application code, you will be able to download and install your certificate at the Electronic Headquarters of the Royal Mint and National Manufacturing of Currency and Stamp. We recommend that you make a backup.

What are the advantages of obtaining the Digital Certificate?

The Digital Certificate simplifies and speeds up numerous processes, providing security, comfort and efficiency in the field of electronic transactions and procedures. If you don’t have it yet, hurry up, you will enjoy all these advantages.

  • Facilitates procedures and management: allows you to carry out administrative procedures, sign documents and carry out electronic transactions quickly and safely from any place with Internet access.
  • Saving time and money: avoid physical trips to public organizations or private entities, optimizing time and reducing costs associated with trips.
  • Legal validity and security: it provides legal validity to electronic signatures, guaranteeing the authenticity of the signer’s identity and the integrity of the signed documents.
  • Access to online services: allows access to a wide range of online services and procedures offered by government entities, financial entities and other institutions.
  • Contributes to environmental protection: reduces paper consumption.

What legal procedures can you carry out with the Digital Certificate?

With the Digital Certificate you can carry out a variety of legal procedures safely with the public administration and private entities through the Internet, such as:

  • Presentation and settlement of taxes.
  • Presentation of resources and claims.
  • Completion of population and housing census data.
  • Consultation and registration in the municipal registry.
  • Consultation of traffic fines.
  • Consultation and procedures for requesting subsidies.
  • Consultation on the allocation of electoral colleges.
  • Communicated actions.
  • Electronic signature of official documents and forms.

Who can request the Digital Certificate?: requirements and necessary documentation

Any Spanish or foreign citizenof legal age or emancipated minor who has an ID (DNI or NIE), may request and obtain their digital certificate for free to sign and prove their identity securely on the Internet. In addition, the applicant for the certificate must appear at one of the Identity Accreditation Offices to verify their data using a valid, current identity document in the original format or, failing that, an officially certified photocopy.

Do you already have your Digital Certificate? Check out our recommendations for more security!

The certificates issued by the FNMT-RCM are unique for each person and cannot be transferred. Any action carried out with these certificates is the exclusive responsibility of the owner or signatory. For this reason, the FNMT-RCM strongly recommends that the certificate not be transferred to other people. The holder or, if it is a certificate of representation, the entity represented, is responsible for its safeguarding.

Additionally, if you have other questions related to the proper use and security of the Digital Certificate, you can go to user support, which can be contacted through the official website of the Royal Mint and National Mint Manufacturing. and Doorbell.

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