Circular No 13 of 2020 – Acceptance of digitally signed documents

This Circular is being issued with the aim of notifying all stakeholders of the Financial Services Authority’s (“the Authority”) acceptance of electronic documents that have been digitally signed, in accordance with the Seychelles’ legislations.

The Electronic Transactions Act, 2001 provides the framework for the authentication of documents by affixing of digital signatures and the Electronic Transactions (Affixing of Digital Signature) Regulations, 2018 stipulates the requirements for foreign authorities to be recognized as Certifying Authorities. The Recognition of Foreign Certifying Authorities’ Notice published in the Official Gazette on the 14th October, 2019 provides for the list of Certifying Authorities recognized by the Controller of Certifying Authorities.


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