You can now request the digital certificate from any mobile

The National Currency and Stamp Factory – Royal Mint (FNMT-RCM) extends the telematic request through the Internet and from any mobile phone in the digital certificate or Electronic Certificate of Citizen, an essential identification system to carry out a multitude of procedures, both public and private, which until now could only be requested in person or with a DNIe. All this, with a but: the PC is still a requirement.

As explained in the electronic headquarters of the NMT-RCM:

The FNMT Citizen Electronic Certificate is the electronic certification issued by the FNMT-RCM that links its subscriber to Signature Verification Data and confirms their identity.

This certificate, also known as a Natural Person or User Certificate, is a digital document that contains your identification data. It will allow you to identify yourself on the Internet and exchange information with other people and organizations with the guarantee that only you and your interlocutor can access it.

If you have already had to ask for it, you already know what the topic is about and if not, now you find out. In one case or the other, keep in mind that it is a certificate that you will have to use sooner rather than later and that it expires, so it must be renewed from time to time. That is why the possibility of doing it from the comfort of home is a plus that should be taken into consideration.

The process to obtain the digital certificate is relatively simple for what is usually the bureaucracy in these parts, but it is not exempt from several steps. All information is available on the page linked above, to which You must access with a PC, at least to perform the first part of the process. Then you can continue with the mobile.

The use of a PC is essential because whether you choose the new video identification method or the DNIe method, you will have to install a program first. So, and to reduce operations, especially if you prefer to complete it from your mobile, choose video identification. The next step will be the previous configuration, for which you will have to be in front of a PC, since you have to install a specific application.

At least, you can do it on the operating system you use, be it Windows, Mac or Linux, since all three are supported (the latter only through Deb and RPM packages). Officially supported browsers are Chrome, Firefox, Microsoft Edge, Opera and Safari in their most recent versions, though with that list any updated Chromium derivative is likely to do the trick.

Digital certificate

The next step will be to start the application by filling out the form, which you will also have to do from the same browser on the PC in which you started the process. At the end of this step, you must choose the password that will be linked to your certificate, so be careful.

In the email with which you registered in the previous step you will receive the application code to identify yourself on the mobile and proceed with the final verification, for which you will need to validate your ID first, then your face and some other gestures, depending on the case. Similar to when you open a bank account from home, but without talking.

That’s it, your request will be reviewed within two business days and then you will receive a new email message with more information, as well as access to the payment of 2.99 euros plus tax that the process costs and that you can do using a card or with a Bizum. Once completed, you can download the digital certificate and save it wherever you want for later use.

In short, the ground is somewhat leveled for ordinary mortals to request their digital certificate from home and without having a DNIe reader on their PC, or having a mobile phone with NFC to carry out the process, and that is because they have , there are people who do not even have Cl@ve PIN installed on their phone yet.

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