The digital signature on the Smartcard has a validity period of three years. It needs to be renewed before its expiry date so that you can continue to take full advantage of all features of you Smartcard.

The signature cannot be renewed after the last day of its validity period - should the signature expire, you will not be able to use your Smartcard for any electronic transactions. A new digital signature needs to be issued requiring a face-to-face meeting with a Smartcard Operator.

This page will guide you through the renewal procedure. For an overview, please refer to this refer to this flowchart.

Have you used your Smartcard electronically yet?

Install and use renewal tool

If you have used your Smartcard electronically before, please install the renewal tool.

If you have not yet used your Smartcard for electronic purposes, please follow the guide to install your card reader, card manager software and the certificates.

Once installed, please return to this page and continue the process.

Installing your Smartcard

Step-by-step guides on how to install card reader and certificates.


Our Smartcard with digital signature scheme is changing from 1 November 2021