Once you have installed the necessary software, you can start using the Smartcard with QES. Here is a list of guides concerning the most important aspects when dealing with digital signatures.

Applying your digital signature

Step-by-step guides explaining how to apply your digital signature to Microsoft Word documents and Adobe Acrobat PDFs.

Check, change and unlock your PIN and PUK

Information explaining how you check and change the PIN and PUK codes for your Smartcard.

How to cancel your Smartcard

Instructions on how to cancel your Smartcard signature if it's lost or stolen.

Validating the Smartcard signature

Instructions on how to verify a Smartcard signature plus a short description of how to check a solicitor's practising status.