Since Thursday (13), residents of Minas Gerais can open a company using the electronic signature provided by the Gov.br platform. The novelty will allow interested parties to open their businesses more quickly, since it will not be necessary to recognize a signature or use a digital certificate.
Now that the Minas Gerais Board of Trade (Jucemeg) has integrated digital signatures into its system, with the exception of Rio de Janeiro, all Brazilian states plus the Federal District have support for the technology. It will be possible to open any type of company using the electronic signature, such as a micro-enterprise, sole proprietorship limited liability company (SLU) or small business.
Electronic signature is available free of charge
Through the gov.br platform, anyone can purchasefree of charge, a digital signature, legally recognized, with legal validity equivalent to that of a document with a physical signature.
Registering your digital signature is very easy and requires few steps. The first is to create your account on the gov.br platform. If you haven’t created it yet, just enter your CPF on this page and follow the instructions.
With the account already created, you need to level it up to Silver or Gold. The Silver level account uses authentication through a bank authorized by the platform: Agibank, Banco do Brasil, Banrisul, Bradesco, BRB, Caixa Econômica Federal, Itaú, Santander, Sicoob or Sicredi.
The Gold level is released to the users who opt for facial biometric authentication. To get this type of account, it is mandatory to use the gov.br app for iOS or Android.
To use the digital signature on a document, the user needs to access the Document Signing. After logging in, just upload the file (in .DOC, .DOCX, .ODT, .JPG, .PNG or .PDF formats) and place it in the document where the signature will be placed.
According to government data, more than 11 million electronic signatures were registered on the gov.br platform.