Provision of qualified trust services for public authorities

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National Agency for Network and Electronic Services in accordance with Act No. 272/2016 Coll. on Trust Services for Electronic Transactions in the Internal Market and on Amendments to Certain Acts (Trusted Services Act) as amended it provides qualified trust services to public authorities to the extent that technical conditions and capacities allow it to do so.

Due to technical conditions and capacities National Agency for Network and Electronic Services nowadays provides through the Slovak National Certification Authority, which is a qualified provider of trusted services pursuant to Regulation (EU) No. 910/2014 on electronic identification and trust services for electronic transactions in the internal market and repealing Directive 1999/93 / EC (hereinafter referred to as the „eIDAS Regulation“) and Act no. 272/2016 Coll. following services to public authorities:

  1. a qualified trusted service for issuing and verifying qualified certificates for electronic seals
  2. a qualified trusted service for the creation of qualified electronic time stamps,
  3. a qualified trusted service for the creation and verification of qualified certificates for electronic signatures – including the issuance of mandate certificates.

Provision of any of the above services is preceded by the signing of a standardized contract for the provision of qualified trust services with the National Agency for Network and Electronic Services as a provider of qualified trust services.

If the applicant for the provision of qualified trust services does not have this contract with the National Agency for Network and Electronic Services, the contract shall be prepared based on the first application by the National Network and Electronic Services Agency and submitted for signature to the applicant’s statutory representative when processing the first application at the workplace of the registration authority.

If necessary, it is possible to authorize person to sign the contract for the provision of qualified trust services, this person shall submit an officially verified power of attorney.

Contracts for the provision of qualified and trusted services, concluded within 1.6.2018 to 31.7.2019 with the National Security Office, have been transferred to the National Agency for Network and Electronic Services and are valid and effective.

The trust service provider shall be guided by certification policies in the provision of trust services.

For information on the application process for qualified trust services and the process of concluding a contract for the provision of qualified trust services, please contact snca@nases.gov.sk.

The procedure to be followed in case of interest in one of the qualified trust services as well as a description of individual qualified trust services is given in the link under the service.

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