We've produced a step-by-step guide which explains how to apply your QES. Please note that in order to use your digital signature

  • your card reader and root certificates need to be installed and your Smartcard inserted in the reader
  • you need a valid practising certificate (without it, you will not be able to digitally sign any documents)

If you have not renewed your practising certificate by 31 October, your digital signature will be revoked.

Digitally signing your documents in Word

Step-by-step instructions on how to apply your QES to Word documents.

Digitally signing your PDF documents

Step-by-step instructions on how to apply your QES to Adobe PDF documents.