Online identification via AusweisApp

Online identification via AusweisApp

The online identification card (eID) of your electronic residence permit enables you to clearly and securely prove your identity online. With it, you can, for instance, submit your applications online, for which you would otherwise have to prove your identity in person and render a signature at an administration, a branch or via mail. This means that you are saving time and effort when it comes to  bureaucratic procedures as well as business affairs.


How to use the AusweisApp

In order to transfer your eID data to a supplier and to identify yourself online, you need to read out your electronic residence permit. The easiest way to do so is via smartphone.

Step 1: Requirements

Step 2: Preparation

You can download the AusweisApp to your computer, smartphone and tablet. Next, use the NFC function on your smartphone to read out your electronic residence permit directly. Alternatively, if you wish to use the app with your laptop or tablet, and they do not have an NFC function, you can use your smartphone with NFC chip as a card reader. 

Direct connection via NFC chip

Smartphone as a card reader

If you want to use your smartphone as card reader in combination with your laptop, the app needs to be installed on both devices.


Step 3: Online identification


On this page you will find print materials for the application „AusweisApp

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