Shaqiri: The Ministry of Information Society and Administration and "Mastercard" present the national digital identity service to support the digital economy growth

Skopje, November 30th, 2021

Thanks to the partnership between Mastercard and the Ministry of Information Society and Administration (MISA) - originally announced in in the beginning of 2020, digital identity and related services, such as digital signing and verification of documents for all Macedonian citizens are becoming available.

The first organization to use the ID Service managed by "Evrotrust" is NLB Banka Skopje. The service provided by NLB Banka Skopje, offers the clients the opportunity for remote electronic signing of legally binding documents through the identification service (ID Service), a digital identity service of "Mastercard" provided by "Evrotrust".

In this way, the documents shall be signed electronically with the same legal effect as the handwritten signature, which is another step towards the digitalization of the administration and services in North Macedonia thereof.

"This year, North Macedonia marks the introduction of the ID service in order to digitalize our society, which was essential during the pandemic caused by KOVID-19. We respect the commitment of all parties involved in implementing the vision for digital economy that we share with “Mastercard”. We have done a lot, but this is the first step that is visible to citizens, and our main goal is to fully implement the eID service for the benefit of Macedonian citizens”, said Mr. Jeton Shaqiri, Minister of Information Society and Administration.