e-ID digital certificates reading App and Guide: for e-ID and e-Residence cards issued by Identity Malta

Download link for Windows user guide in PDF format Download the Installation Guide. (Windows OS), or view our online instructions for a simplified version.

Download link for MAC (or Apple) user guide in PDF format Download the Installation Guide. (MAC OS)

Download the software required to interact with the e-ID card. (Windows OS)

Download the software required to interact with the e-ID card. (MAC OS)

After a successful installation, use these how-to’s for digital signatures in Adobe Reader DC or signing a document in Microsoft Word if using an identity card to digitally sign documents.

Disclaimer

Identity Malta will not be held responsible for any problems resulting from the installation of drivers, software, the reader itself or other conflicts, on the user’s computer. Identity Malta cannot provide in any manner, direct onsite or offsite support, on related hardware and software provided by the user. Users are hereby being advised to personally hire a professional, for the installation of the software and/or hardware.  Identity Malta will not be held responsible for compatibility issues with other software or hardware on the user’s computer.

Specifications for Card Reader

Smart Card Interface

Supports ISO14443-4 protocol
Supports ISO7816 T=1 protocols

Standards/Certifications

ISO/IEC 7816-1,2,3,4
Supports PC Smart Card industry standard – PC/SC 2.01

Recommended operating systems are Windows 10 & 8.1, and MAC OS 10.14

Applying for Organisation's e-ID Account

  1. Make sure you have an active personal e-ID account.
  2. Purchase and install the required software as specified by the e-ID Reader Guide section on this page.
  3. Follow the video below for guidance on how to install the Government of Malta certificates and exporting your personal digital certificates.
  4. Kindly note that the Register Organisation service formerly on mygov.mt has been migrated to https://subscribedservices.gov.mt.