New rules for the Trusted Profile
The Trusted Profile is a free method of confirming the user’s identity (citizen or foreigner with a PESEL number) in electronic government systems. Through this service, the user can place a trusted signature on documents, including financial statements of the company, and send them electronically to the address of public administration offices.
Traditionally setting up a Trusted Profile required having a bank account in one of the designated banks or visiting the selected branch in person. Currently, it is also possible to apply for a Trusted Profile online and confirm one’s identity during a conversation with an official with the use of Microsoft Teams application.
Trusted Profile created by using videoconferencing will be valid for 3 years, so longer than assumed so far. It is possible to renew the Trusted Profile online for the subsequent period.
Having a Trusted Profile can be especially helpful for board members with a PESEL number who are obliged to meet the reporting obligations of the companies they manage.