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Turkey’s Identity Cards E-Signature Period Has Started!

By using e-signature, transactions in many fields such as banking and finance, notary public, land registry and cadastre, health, customs, law, insurance can be done online quickly.

The process of uploading an e-Signature to the TR Identity Cards, which is the second step of the Life is Easy with Your Identity project, implemented by the General Directorate of Population and Citizenship Affairs under the Ministry of Interior on September 21, 2020, has started. ‘Populationmatic(nufusmatik)‘.

In Which Provinces Did the e-Signature Application Start?

Adana, Adiyaman, Afyonkarahisar, Agri, Amasya, Ankara, Antalya, Aydin, Balikesir, Batman, Bursa, Canakkale, Corum, Denizli, Diyarbakir, Edirne, Elazig, Erzurum, Erzincan, Eskisehir, Gaziantep, Hatay, Isparta, Istanbul, Izmir, Being Kahramanmaraş, Kars, Kastamonu, Kayseri, Kocaeli, Konya, Kütahya, Malatya, Manisa, Mardin, Mersin, Muğla, Ordu, Osmaniye, Rize, Sakarya, Samsun, Siirt, Sivas, Şanlıurfa, Tekirdağ, Tokat, Trabzon, Van, Zonguldak started on January 10 at the population directorates in 50 provinces.

After the start of e-Signature uploading processes in 50 cities in demographics, e-Signature uploading processes will be carried out in Population Directorates, land registry offices and banks throughout the country in a short time. With the application, citizens will have the opportunity to use their new generation identity cards as e-signatures as well as their driver’s licenses.

Time and Cost Savings Will Be Provided

Today, with the intense use of electronic media, e-Signature has an important place in many fields.

With the e-Signature application, time and cost savings per transaction will be achieved thanks to the reduction of paperwork, faster, error-free, complete and high-quality in the execution of business and transactions in the public and private sectors. In addition, transactions can be made online quickly with e-Signature.

In Turkey, electronic signature application has been started in many fields, especially in banking and e-devlet applications.

e-Signature has the feature of being an extremely reliable tool in identification processes compared to a wet signature, as it is a data consisting of certain characters, letters or symbols and overlapping with the identity of the signer, rather than a single form.

With the Start of Uploading e-Signature to the Identity Card;

  • With the use of chip ID cards for e-signature, material costs such as chip, usb and dongle will decrease.
  • Since the e-Signatures of the citizens will be uploaded to the TC ID Card, the shipping costs will also be eliminated.
  • Since there will be an increase in the number of people using e-Signature, the use and number of services offered in the electronic environment will increase.

Ece Nagihan

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