Digital Signature Certificate for Individual as well as Organisation
We also offer class 3 digital signature certificates according to IVG guideline which is considered as the most secure and the safest of all certificates. It is mainly used in matters of high security and safety such as e-filing, online trading and e-commerce, where a huge amount of money or highly confidential information is involved.
Following are the main functions of Class 3 certificates
Patent and Trademark e-filing
Income Tax e-filing
GST Application filing
Who Could Buy Our Certificate:
There is no limitation on who could buy our certificates, people and organization from India and outside India can buy our certificates, provided they meet our Verification Guidelines. Please look at our list below to select an appropriate application form.
The DSC is for Indians, who do not want their organization name to be part of the certificate.
The DSC is for companies (any type of entity), who want their organization name to be part of DSC.
The DSC is for foreigners and would like to use our certificate in their name.
The DSC is for Organizations registered outside India would like to use our Digital certificates.
Document Signer Certificate
If you intend to use our certificate for bulk signing of documents, you could use our Bulk Signer Certificates. We would offer this certificate in PFX file for Class 2 and is sold to Organizations only.
We have a special Digital Signature certificate for IEC code holders, this certificate is specifically used for DGFT portal.
Q.1 What is DSC (Digital Signature Certificate)?
Digital Signature Certificates (DSC) is the digital equivalent (that is electronic format) of physical or paper certificates. Few Examples of physical certificates are drivers’ licenses, passports or membership cards. The Certificates serve as proof of identity of an individual for a certain purpose; for example, a driver’s license identifies someone who can legally drive in a particular country. Likewise, a digital certificate can be presented electronically to prove one’s identity, to access information or services on the Internet or to sign certain documents digitally.
Physical documents are signed manually, similarly, electronic documents, for example e-forms are required to be signed digitally using a Digital Signature Certificate.
A digital signature certificate (DSC) contains information about the user’s name, pin code, country, email address, time of signing and date of issuance of certificate and name of the certifying authority.
Q.2 How can I apply for DSC?
Application of DSC is required to be made in physical form along with self attested copy of PAN card (Mandatory for IT and MCA Filing of local resident) and 1 Address Proof (Preferably AADHAR Card).
The application form vary depending on the vendor but it contains more or less same information.
Once Application is submitted, the Certifying Authority (CA) will process the application and will send one confirmation message on applicants mobile number for verification along with Video Verification.
On completion of mobile & Video verification, the DSC will be issued in the name of applicant.
Q.3 Who issues DSC?
A licensed Certifying Authority (CA) issues the digital signature. Certifying Authority (CA) means a person who has been granted a license to issue a digital signature certificate under Section 24 of the Indian IT-Act 2000.The list of licensed CAs along with their contact information is available on the MCA portal.
Q.4 What are the Benefits of a digital signature certificate?
Authenticity of documents: Digitally signed documents give confidence to the receiver to be assured of the signer’s authenticity. They can take action on the basis of such documents without getting worried about the documents being forged.
Data integrity: Documents that are signed digitally cannot be altered or edited after signing, which makes the data safe and secure.
Reduced cost and time: Instead of signing the hard copy documents physically and scanning them to send them via e-mail, you can digitally sign the PDF files and send them much more quickly. This saves time as well as the cost of printing and scanning the documents.
Q.5 Classes of DSC that are valid on MCA:
There are three classes of DSC, and each is differentiated as per the level of security:
Class II DSCs – These DSCs are used to sign documents where the risk is moderate. The signature is installed on a hardware cryptographic device. Here, the identity of a person is verified against a trusted, pre-verified database
Class III DSCs –This is the highest level where the person needs to present himself or herself in front of a Registration Authority (RA) and prove his/ her identity, used where the risk of data compromise is at the extreme level. In this case, also, the signature is installed in a hardware cryptographic device.
Q.6 Documents/Information required for issuing DSC:
Identity Proof – Self-attested PAN card
Address Proof – Self-attested Aadhar Card or such other address proof as may be accepted by CA from time to time.
Other – 1 photograph, unique email id and unique contact no. along with DSC application form.
Q.7 Cost/Price of obtaining a DSC:
The cost of obtaining a digital signature certificate may vary as there are many entities issuing DSCs and their charges may differ.
Q.8 How much time do CAs take to issue a DSC?
Generally, all DSCs can be issued within 1 or 2 working days. However, issuance of DSC is generally dependent on the confirmation by the applicant.
Digital Signature Certificate for e-Tendering
Digital Signature Class 3 (2 Years Validity) with Token
Digital Signature Class 3 (2 Years Validity) without Token