e-Office Certificate

In accordance with Article 6.1(d) of Royal Decree 1671/2009, of 6 November 2009 (PDF, approx. 436.20 KB), partially developing Law 11/2007 on electronic access of citizens to Public Services. (22/06/2007) (PDF, approx. 532 KB), every electronic office shall have a verification system for the office certificates, directly accessible and free of charge.

Note that the references in this regulation to Law 11/2007, of 22 June, shall be understood as made to those provisions of Law 39/2015, of 1 October. Ref. BOE-A-2015-10565 regulating that area as set out in its single repealing provision.3.

To this end, the Ministry of the Presidency provides the VALIDE platform, through which you can verify directly and free of charge the validity of the certificate of the Guardia Civil e-Office.

e-Office certificates are used to ensure that citizen communications are made through a secure channel and a recognized public office, which does not allow malicious intrusions by third parties.


Electronic Signature (e-Signature)

All action, procedure, or service requiring the authentication of a Public Administration or from citizens by electronic means can be made through the e-Office.

Law 39/2015 of 1 October foresees the means for citizen identification in order to interact with Public Administration when secure identification is required. Ref. BOE-A-2015-10565 (PDF, aprox. 532 KB)

  • Electronic signature systems included in the National Identity Document for natural persons.
  • Advanced electronic signature systems, including those based on recognized electronic certificates accepted by Public Administrations.
  • Other electronic signature systems, such as the use of passwords set in a former registration as a user, information known by both parties and other cryptographic systems, under the terms and conditions established ad hoc.

For further information about what the electronic signature is, how it can be obtained, who can provide it, how and when to use it, please access the information provided by Fábrica Nacional de Moneda y Timbre (FNMT) through CERES.

The Guardia Civil makes available an application that allows you to check and verify the correct operation of your digital and electronic certificate.

Article 10 of Royal Decree 1671/2009, of 6 November (partially developing Law 11/2007) on the electronic signature of citizens distinguishes between natural persons, legal persons and entities without legal personality. This provision states that legal persons and entities without legal personality may use electronic signature systems of legal persons or entities without legal personality for the relevant procedures and actions of the General State Administration accepting these signatures.

In the event of non-admission, the e-Office concerned must provide alternative systems that allow legal persons and entities without legal personality to exercise the right to electronically interact with the General Administration of the State.