Digital Signature Certificates (DSC) are the digital equivalent (that is electronic format) of physical or paper certificates. Few Examples of physical certificates are drivers’ licenses, passports or membership cards. 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.


All you need to know

Physical documents are signed manually, similarly, electronic documents, for example e-forms are required to be signed digitally using a Digital Signature Certificate.

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.

Class 3 DSC: 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.

Type of Certificates

  • Sign
    Sign DSC can only be used for signing documents. The most popular usage of is signing the PDF file for Tax Returns, MCA and other websites. Signing via DSC gives the assurance of not only the integrity of the signer but also the data. It is proof of untampered and unaltered data.
  • Encrypt
    Encrypt DSC can only be used to encrypt a document, it is popularly used in the tender portal, to help companies encrypt the documents and upload. You could also use the certificate to encrypt and send classified information. Encrypt DSC is fit for e-commerce documents, legal documentation and sharing documents that are highly confidential and contains information that needs to be protected. We are selling Encrypt certificate as a standalone product as well.
  • Sign & Encrypt
    Our Sign & Encrypt DSC can be used for both signing and encrypting. It is convenient for users who need to authenticate and maintain the confidentiality of the information shared. Its usage includes filing government form and application.

Following are the main functions of Class 3 certificates –

  • e-Tendering
  • Patent and Trademark e-filing
  • MCA e-filing
  • Income Tax e-filing
  • LLP registration
  • Customs e-filing
  • e-Procurement
  • e-Bidding
  • e-Auction
  • GST Application filing

Processing Methods

Three different paperless eKYC verification based methods for acquiring the Digital signature certificate. The applicant can opt for the method they prefer.

  • Aadhar-Based Paperless DSC
    Any applicant who is an Aadhaar card holder can apply for the Digital Signature Certificates in a paperless manner using, “Aadhaar Offline eKYC” procedure. Aadhar based KYC verification process is paperless and digital knows your customer (eKYC) procedure, wherein the application is carried forward after a digital verification of the applicant. The process of applying for a DSC application to generate orders and downloading the DSC is quick and can get completed within 15-20 mins.
  • PAN Based Paperless DSC
    By opting for the PAN-based Paperless DSC, the applicant can save on the relative cost. The process of obtaining the Pan-based Paperless DSC is easy, fast, and followed by a quick video verification, where the applicant needs to reflect their PAN card in the video. The best advantage of this Pan-based Paperless DSC generated after eYC verification is that one can apply for this type of DSC online anytime or anywhere, giving the applicant the gift of global convenience.
  • GST Based Paperless DSC
    We provide the GST Based paperless Organisational DSCs (Digital Signature Certificate) for Organisations having their exclusive GST certificate. These certificates provide complete security by ensuring confidentiality to the information or documents with Digital Signature when shared digitally.

Documents Required for Indian Nationals

In case the applicant is an Indian National, please submit the following documents for identity and address proof:

Documents required for CLASS 3 DSC Individual Signing:
1. One passport size photo
2. Aadhar card
3. Pan card
4. Email id
5. Mobile number.

For complete the verification, you have to do message verification and video verification. We will assist you for the same.

Documents required for CLASS 3 DSC Combo Organisational:

Documents required Of the applicant:

1. One passport size photo
2. Aadhar card
3. Pan card
4. Email id
5. Mobile number.

For the authorized person:

1. One passport size photo
2. Aadhar card
3. Pan card
4. Email id
5. Mobile number.

Of the organisation:
1. Incorporation Certificate
2. Pan Card

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Under the Information Technology Act, Digital Signature Certificates (DSC) are being issued by Certifying Authorities (CA) on successful verification of the identity and addresses credentials of the applicant. The guidelines issued by the Controller of Certifying Authorities are to be strictly followed by CAs .

For complete the verification, you have to do message verification and video verification. We will assist you for the same.