eGovernment-related services

SuisseID from Swiss Post

SuisseID is the first standardized product in Switzerland offering electronic proof of identity. Users of Swiss Post’s SuisseID can authenticate their identity securely online and affix a legally binding electronic signature to documents. Swiss Post has been offering SuisseID as a chip card, a simple USB stick and an expandable USB stick to all natural persons since May 2010. SuisseID will be subsidized by the Confederation until the end of 2010 or as long as stocks last with a one-off amount of CHF 65.

Criminal record checks

The Federal Office of Justice and Swiss Post offer a quick, easy and secure service allowing customers to order and pay for their criminal records extracts at a post office counter. The counter staff verify the customers’ identity (attendance in person with passport or ID card necessary), enter the data electronically at the counter and transmit it to the Federal Office of Justice system via a secure Internet connection. The Federal Office of Justice processes the data electronically and sends the criminal records extracts directly to the home addresses. Today, every third criminal records extract is ordered at a post office counter.


adminpay is an online collection solution for public authorities. It ensures that fee-based services which are offered online can actually be used. adminpay enables credit and debit card transactions to be processed electronically.


Prosecution of traffic violations by vehicles with international registrations involves a considerable amount of administrative work. To date, payment of a fine by credit card has usually not been accepted – or only in exceptional circumstances – for cost-related reasons. With FinesOnline, fines can be paid easily and securely via the Internet, without incurring any additional booking tasks.

VAT bills

Companies can already sign VAT bills digitally and send only an electronic copy. This simplifies the processes involved and is possible thanks to the SwissPostCertificate. The procedure is recognized by the Federal Department of Finance.