The electronic seals have same legal validity as traditional seals.
How to apply for electronic seals in Shanghai?
Company already registered before April 1th 2020 can apply for electronic seals here.
From April 1th, 2020, new company registered in shanghai can get electronic business license and the electronic seals at the same time. Before the process was that companies first get business licenses, then can apply for the electronic business licenses, final can go to apply for electronic seals. After the reformation companies can save many time in this side.
Shanghai government will expand the application of electronic business license and seals in government services provided for company. It will coming very soon that a company’s legal representative uses a mobile phone to scan a QR code to sign documents anywhere.