Activate Mobile ID


Perform identification


Accept terms of use (on Mobile)

You need Mobile ID as signature approval means

The free Mobile ID is a simple and secure way of authorizing an electronic signature. With Mobile ID, your cell phone becomes a "digital pen" and is automatically accessed when requesting a signature. The secure release for signature is done either with the fingerprint or the facial recognition on your mobile phone. During registration, you will need the Mobile ID for the first time to approve and confirm the terms and conditions. This ensures that the digital pen belongs to you!

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Scan the QR code with your cell phone camera to download Mobile ID app.


Follow the steps directly in the app to activate Mobile ID. Write down the generated recovery code.


After activation, return to this page to continue with identification.

Important note for customers in Switzerland only: If you have a Swiss mobile number, please choose either the app-based or SIM-based activation for Mobile ID. The Mobile ID SIM is a different variant to the Mobile ID App and is already available on your SIM card from Swisscom, Salt or Sunrise. The signature approval is done via a PIN code (Mobile ID Pin). The Mobile ID SIM can only be activated via the Mobile ID website: https://www.mobileid.ch/en/login. You do not need to download the Mobile ID App for this variant.

Note for all our customers: Activation and installation of Mobile ID is not mandatory. Alternatively, you can use the password – SMS code method for confirmation and subsequent signature approval means. Your signature application will ask you for a password for each signature, which you will assign for the first-time during registration. In addition, the signature application will send you a one-time code via SMS, which you must enter in a designated input field during the signing process. Note: If you forget your password, you will have to register again!

Please enter your data from your German identity card

Note: Once your data is submitted, you can no longer change this information (except for the mobile phone number). If you change your mobile number during the identification process, you must reactivate the Mobile ID app for this mobile number in advance. We need your e-mail address so that we can send you a confirmation with a link. With this link, you may be able to restart the identification process in case of an interruption.

Did you have a problem during the identification process? Contact our support via the following link and be sure to transmit your:

  • mobile number
  • the “Ref-ID” that was sent to you in the email
  • your e-mail address
  • the desired jurisdiction (Switzerland or EU/EEA (eIDAS))

Unfortunately, we cannot process your request without this information. As a support measure and compensation, we can offer you a free voucher for video identification in the desired jurisdiction or refund the incurred costs. Please also indicate one of these two options in your request. Unfortunately, we cannot offer you any other possibility for processing. We kindly ask you to refrain from telephone inquiries.

Contact support

What happens next?

You will be redirected

You'll be redirected to our identification partner

We will open a new browser tab so that you can perform your identification with our partner identity.TM. Please have your mobile phone with NFC function or an approved reading device with the installed AusweissApp2 ready.


You need a valid German identity card with eID function

During the ID process, you will be asked to scan your ID card with your consent. Thereby, your identity data is read out via the NFC function of your mobile phone or the reading device.


You'll receive a confirmation SMS

This SMS will lead you to a website to accept the terms and conditions of Swisscom (Schweiz) Ltd. and Swisscom IT Services Finance S.E. *

By clicking on “Submit” and “Start identification”, you agree that Swisscom Trust Services AG may make the data you have provided available to the registration authority identity Trust Management AG (identity.TM – 40231 Düsseldorf, Germany) as well as to the trust services of the Swisscom Group for identification within the scope of the signature or trust service. The Privacy Statement of Swisscom IT Services Finance S.E. in Vienna, Austria, applies for the signature according to EU regulation (eIDAS). The Privacy Statement of Swisscom (Switzerland) Ltd applies for signatures according to Swiss law (ZertES).  The privacy policies of Swisscom Trust Services AG apply to the use of this website.

*Note: The terms and conditions of Swisscom (Switzerland) AG need to be accepted to use advanced signatures according to Swiss law. The terms and conditions of Swisscom IT Services S.E. need to be accepted to use advanced and qualified signatures according to EU regulations.

After activating Mobile ID, you can proceed to the next step.

After completing the form, you will be redirected to identity.TM.

How to activate the Mobile ID App

Step 1: Scan QR Code with mobile phone camera

Step 2: Add Mobile ID App Account

Step 3: Continue with activation without QR Code

Step 4: Enter mobile number and accept terms of use

Step 5: Enter SMS code

Step 6: Write down the recovery code for safe keeping

Step 7: Mobile ID App Account is set up