What is eKey?
In the past, you were required to enter a mountain of information simply to identify yourself to the eService you wish to use. The Information & eGovernment Authority (iGA), recognizing this inefficiency, has launched the eKey which will allow the users of eServices to identify themselves in a single, simple and secure manner.
Best of all, it is absolutely free!
The eKey is currently offered in two flavors:
The Standard eKey offers a good level of security, requiring the user to enter only the personal number and password when accessing eServices.
This type of eKey can be created online and will be available for use instantly. However, due to the lack of fingerprint verification, only a limited number of services will be accessible with the Standard eKey. You may upgrade to Advanced eKey at any time by visiting the nearest eGovernment eService Center.
Registering for the Advanced eKey ensures the highest level of security and allows access to all eServices including highly confidential eServices requiring the verification of the user's smart card and biometrics (fingerprint).
Due to the strict security protocols required to create an Advanced eKey account, it is required that you visit the nearest eGovernment eService Center one time only with your Smart Card. The process should not take more than 10 minutes.