Obtaining a qualified electronic signature from a certification center

The head of a branch or representative office of a foreign legal entity may now obtain a qualified electronic signature certificate (QES) from the Certification Center of the Federal Tax Service of Russia. This can be done at a personal visit to the tax authority providing the service of issuing the QES. An electronic signature is issued without a prior appointment with the tax authorities.

To issue an electronic signature it is necessary to present:
  • identity card;
  • information on the taxpayer identification number (INN) and insurance number of the individual personal account (SNILS) of the branch manager;
  • information on the taxpayer identification number of a foreign legal entity;
  • information on the Registration Reason Code (RRC) and the Accreditation Record Number (NZA) of the Russian branch / representative office;
  • notarized power of attorney on granting the necessary powers to the head of the subsidiary of the foreign company on the territory of the Russian Federation;
  • information carrier having a certificate of conformity of the Russian Federal Service for Technical and Export Control or Federal Security Service of Russia.