Malta Business Registry Accepting Use of Electronic Signatures

28 October 2020


The Malta Business Registry (MBR) issued a Notice on the 26th of October 2020 clarifying that it is possible for electronic signatures to be provided in lieu of traditional signatures when submitting documents to the MBR.


The Notice further dictates that the electronic signature is to be a ‘qualified electronic signature’ created through a ‘qualified electronic signature creation device’, in accordance with the requirements established in EU Regulation No. 910/2014, commonly referred to as ‘eIDAS’.


Moreover, the electronic signature must be in conformity with the provisions of the Companies Act (Chapter 386 of the Laws of Malta), particularly article 82 regarding ‘Authentication of Documents’, in order for the MBR to accept the signature as valid.


For more information, you may find a direct link to the notice here.


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