The QuoVadis Device Certificate ElDI-V/GeBüV is issued to organisations (companies, municipalities, etc.) and issued primarily to digitally sign electronic invoices. The certificates may also be used for commercial purposes (such as legally-compliant electronic archiving according to GeBüV).
The Device Certificate ElDI-V and GeBüV meets the requirements of the regulation of the Federal Department of Finance for electronically transmitted data and information (ElDI SR-V 641.201.1) and the technical and administrative regulations of the Federal Tax Administration.
The main purpose is the digital signing of electronic invoices and the archiving of commercial documents. As the GeBüV regulation does not explicitly dictate this mode of digital signing, we recommend to also use the ElDI-V certificate to comply with GeBüV-compliant archiving and revision.
This is particularly relevant for VAT related documents. For more information, visit the website of the Federal Tax Administration.
The electronic certificate and the corresponding private key must be stored on a certified Secure Signature Creation Device (Token or Hardware Secure Module HSM).
These certificates may only be issued by QuoVadis Registration Authorities (RAs) based on recognised know-your-client standards. Registration requires the personal appearance of the Certificate Holder at an individual identity verification point.