Without a doubt, the DIGITAL SIGNATURE is the future. For us, as Lawyers, it is a magnificent tool because it greatly speeds up every procedure.
In this post, I would like to convince you why having a digital signature is so important.
In this post I am going to give you 7 compelling reasons why you should have your digital signature. I hope that at the end of the post you will be totally convinced.
1.- IT SAVES A LOT OF TIME.
Imagine those endless queues in which you have had to wait more than 30 minutes, or sometimes even longer. Imagine all the time you waste waiting, sometimes, to be unable to do anything because you are told you have a document missing.
Without a doubt, time is money, and believe me when I say that I prefer to spend my time on things that I really like and enjoy rather than waiting for my turn in a queue.
Situations like these disappear with the digital signature.
Among other things, in addition to allowing the immediate filing of a document, the official website will guide you through what documents you need, but if you do not have them, you cannot submit the request, but this gives you the certainty of which documents you will need to carry out the procedure.
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2.- YOU SAVE MONEY
Even though it is used by your lawyer, it will undoubtedly be money saving since the time it takes to do things will be far less time consuming. It is evident that, if I have to spend 4 hours instead of 30 minutes to carry out a job, my fees will be higher. Therefore, for a specific job for a client, I always ask about the possibility of doing the work with a digital signature (if possible of course), because if it is possible, I will be able to offer a more economic fee than if I have to physically go to a place and spend valuable time for the job that I am doing for you.
3.- ANY TASK - FROM ANY PART OF THE WORLD - AT ANY TIME.
It sounds incredible, but it’s true. All telematic procedures can be carried out from anywhere in the world, at any time.
And believe me, ‘time’ is an important detail. Imagine that you have remembered that the last day to carry out an administrative task is today, and it is already 4 pm. The government office is definitely closed. What can you do? Well, with telematic technology, you have up to midnight … therefore it can be done in the afternoon, up to midnight. It is undoubtedly a great advantage.
4.- POSSIBILITY OF CONSULTING OFFICIAL DOCUMENTATION AT ANY TIME.
With the digital signature you can consult, at any time, any documentation that you have submitted to any entity. And this means that you can also download it again. Even if there is an official document within the file in question, you can consult or download it.
As mentioned before, this is a great advantage, especially because as lawyers if we need to see specific documentation, with the digital signature we can have access to all those documents and therefore not bother the client asking them to collect or bring documents to our office.
5.- POSSIBILITY OF OBTAINING OFFICIAL DOCUMENTS IMMEDIATELY.
What happens when you have to submit an official document in another entity? The overwhelming burden begins. You have to go to one place to request a document, which they probably won’t give you at that very moment, so you will have to go back to pick it up and then take it to a different place.
All this, and now with the added problem of the COVID virus, a prior appointment is necessary in all the offices that you have to visit.
Well, with the digital signature, there are many documents that can be downloaded immediately in the electronic headquarters of each of the organizations. You can practically, in just minutes, download it from one place, and then be able to submit it in another. Don’t you think this is a great advantage?
6.- GIVE POWER OF ATTORNEY ELECTRONICALLY TO COURT ATTORNEYS AND LAWYERS
I hope you never have to go to court to solve problems that may arise.
But in the event that it is necessary, you will find that one of the things that will be necessary will be to grant a power of attorney to the court attorney and the lawyer. This procedure can be done in a notary’s office, with the consequent cost that it entails. And it can also be done in a Court, but you will need to go in person to do it.
Well, with the digital signature this can be done in just 5 minutes from your computer or through your lawyer. Therefore, it is another important advantage.
7.- TAX DECLARATIONS IN THE TAX OFFICE
Without a doubt, the world of taxes is one of the most important in our lives. Therefore, being able to access the ELECTRONIC HEADQUARTERS of the Tax Office is undoubtedly one of the most important reasons for having a digital signature.
Among other things, you will be able to: file all types of tax declarations, request prior appointments, download all types of certificates, submit all types of applications or requests for help that are managed by the tax office, request instalment payments of debts or tax payments, etc.
There are really countless procedures that can be carried out, and surely, even if the digital signature is only used for this, it would be a compelling reason to have it.
Do they seem few advantages? Do not have any doubt. Having a digital signature is undoubtedly the future and will help to facilitate not only your daily life, but through your lawyer you can carry out many procedures more quickly and effectively.
If you have any questions about how to obtain it, or if you want us to take the necessary action for you to obtain it, contact us.