Activate Mobile ID


Perform identification


Accept terms of use (on Mobile)

Before starting the ID verification, we recommend to you activating Mobile ID free of charge

Mobile ID is the most convenient way to sign electronically. It transforms your mobile phone into a «digital pen» using biometrics (maximum security).

Link to app stores

Scan the QR code to download eID App


Follow steps within the app to activate eID


Return to this page to continue ID verification

Important information for customers in Switzerland: If you own a Swiss mobile number, please select either the SIM-based or app-based activation for Mobile ID. For more information, please visit the Mobile ID website: https://www.mobileid.ch/en/login/

If you do not wish to activate Mobile ID, you can confirm the identification via password – SMS code method.

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