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DIGITAL SIGNATURE CERTIFICATE (DSC)

A digital signature certificate is a secure and encrypted electronic key that the certifying authority provides in order to validate and confirm the identity of the person holding the certificate. Public key encryptions are used to generate digital signatures.

A digital signature certificate (DSC) contains details about the user, including their name, pin code, nationality, e-mail address, certificate issue date along with the name of the certifying authority.

BENEFITS OF DIGITAL SIGNATURE CERTIFICATE

BENEFITS DESCRIPTION
Sophisticated security measures

The improved security aspects of the DSC prevent unauthorized access to the records and documents. No one is allowed to alter your document's content, counterfeit your signature, or tamper with the records. The signature is cross-checked and authenticated by your DSC.

Authentication

A DSC facilitates in the validation of the owner's personal information while performing business online.

Data integration

Documents that have been digitally signed are secure and unalterable once they have been signed. Governmental agencies usually seek these certifications in order to double-check and confirm business transactions.

Reduced cost and time

You can electronically sign the PDF files and submit them much more swiftly than physically signing the paper copies and scanning them to send via email. It is not necessary for a Digital Signature certificate holder to be physically present in order to conduct or authorize the business.

Types of Digital Signature Certificates (DSC’s):

The kind of DSC to apply for depends on the applicant and the reason for which the Digital Signature Certificate (DSC) is being sought. There are three different kinds of digital signature certificates that the certifying authorities issue:

  • 1. Class 1 Digital Signature Certificate: These are made available to individual and private subscribers and are used to verify that the user's name and email address from the specified subject is stored in the database of the competent authority.
  • 2. Class 2 Digital Signature Certificate: These are given to the company's director/signatory authority for them to be able to electronically sign documents with the Registrar of Companies (ROC). While submitting returns with the ROC, persons who have to manually sign documents must hold a Class 2 certificate. Class 2 Certificates will no longer be issued with effect from January 1, 2021, and will be replaced by Class 3 Certificates, as per instructions from the Controller of the Certifying Authority.
  • 3. Class 3 Digital Signature Certificate: These certifications are accepted throughout India while participating in or bidding on e-auctions and online tenders. A Class 3 digital signature certificate (DSC) is required for suppliers that want to take part in online tenders.

Documents required for Digital Signature Certificate Registration:

For Indian citizen(individual):

  • Food vendors that move from one site to another while selling packaged or fresh prepared meals (often on foot or in mobile carts).
  • PAN Card
  • Identity proof: Aadhar card/passport/driving license, or any other government-issued photo identification card.
  • Address proof: Voter ID card/ Aadhar Card/driving license or vehicle registration certificate
  • Copy of Passport size photo
  • attestation from an official
Indian citizen(organization):
  • Food vendors that move from one site to another while selling packaged or fresh prepared meals (often on foot or in mobile carts).
  • Organizational PAN card
  • Identity proof: Aadhar card/passport/driving license, or any other government-issued photo identification card.
  • Partnership deed
  • List of people who are authorized to sign documents, such as a board resolution or a list of directors.
  • GST certificate
  • Identity proof of authorized signatory
Depending upon the type of enterprise whether it is a proprietorship, LLP, sole ownership, etc., the documents needed would vary.
  • For foreign individuals and organizations:
  • If the applicant is in India, an attested copy of the residence permit certificate.
  • Attested copy of the passport of the applicant
  • An attested copy of visa, if the applicant is not in the home country
  • Authenticated copy of any government-issued address proof
DSC online registration procedure for foreign attestation:
  • An authorization letter should be obtained that bears the respective seal and signature of the company from the;
  • Embassy of the domestic country ( for applicants who reside outside of their country of origin)
  • Following a public notary, consularized by the nation of origin (Unless the nation is a signatory to the Hague Convention). Indonesia, China, Myanmar, Malaysia, and so forth are a few examples.
  • Apostilled by the nation of origin upon public notary (if the nation is a party to the Hague Convention). Australia, Austria, Greece, Oman, Japan, Iceland, Ireland, etc. are a few examples.

❖ Procedure to apply Digital Signature Certificate online:

FSSAI Registration/ License to be acquired depends upon the type of business, its turnover, and the production capacity of the unit. Depending upon the eligibility criteria FBOs ( Food Business Operators) can apply for Central License/ State License / Basic Registration.

  • 1. Visit the website of a certifying authority that has been granted permission to issue digital certificates in India.
  • 2. Select the kind of entity for whom you wish to receive the DSC under the "Digital Certification Services" tab, such as "individual or organization," etc.
  • 3. Download the DSC registration form and fill in the necessary details
  • 4. The supporting documents offered as proofs of identity and address should be attested by an attesting officer.
  • 5. Make payment through a demand draft or cheque in the name of the local registration authority (can be found online), where the documents( DSC registration form, ID proof, and address proof) would be sent for verification.
  • 6. You have successfully applied for your Digital Signature Certificate by completing the DSC Form, providing the required documents, and making the required payment.

Digital Signature Certificate(DSC) FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS(FAQ’s)::

Digital Signature Certificate(DSC) Common Questions

1. Why to obtain a DSC?

As e-commerce has grown, government organizations have adopted digital signatures, and many e-forms must be digitally signed by the authorized signatory as a legal requirement. Consequently, both individuals and corporations must obtain a digital signature. It is possible to verify the owner's identity using a digital signature certificate. It acts as the holder's identity proof, much like a PAN card or passport.

2. What are the different types of DSC’s?
3 days ago

The kind of DSC to apply for depends on the applicant and the reason for which the Digital Signature Certificate (DSC) is being sought. There are three different kinds of digital signature certificates that the certifying authorities issue:

  • 1. Class 1 Digital Signature Certificate: These are made available to individual and private subscribers and are used to verify that the user's name and email address from the specified subject is stored in the database of the competent authority.
  • 2. Class 2 Digital Signature Certificate: These are given to the company's director/signatory authority for them to be able to electronically sign documents with the Registrar of Companies (ROC). While submitting returns with the ROC, persons who have to manually sign documents must hold a Class 2 certificate. Class 2 Certificates will no longer be issued with effect from January 1, 2021, and will be replaced by Class 3 Certificates, as per instructions from the Controller of the Certifying Authority.
  • 3. Class 3 Digital Signature Certificate: These certifications are accepted throughout India while participating in or bidding on e-auctions and online tenders. A Class 3 digital signature certificate (DSC) is required for suppliers that want to take part in online tenders.

3. Where can DSC be used?

Various documents can be digitally signed using a digital signature certificate, which is a recognized legal document. It can be utilized for e-tenders, tax returns, and numerous regulatory business filings.

4. How long does the DSC registration process take?

In India, the majority of certifying authorities provide digital certificates in three to seven business days.

5. Can I have more than one DSC?
3 days ago

Yes. A person can have different digital signatures for personal use and for other business uses. An individual can apply for a Class 3 certificate, which is the highest level and most secure, and use it for all documents, eliminating the need for keeping numerous certificates for various documents.

6. For how long does the DSC remain valid?
3 days ago

Depending on the class of DSC being obtained, the Certifying Authorities are permitted to issue certificates having a validity of 1 or 2 years.

7. Which kind of digital signature certificate is used for online tendering, digital procurement, and for filing of trademarks and patents?
3 days ago

Class 3 DSC must be obtained and used for e-tendering, e-procurement, or to file a trademark or patent. The best kind of digital signature certificate is called Class 3. It is valid for 1 or 2 years. The owner of class 3 digital signature certificates must renew them after their expiration date.

8. Why DSC’s are valid for a limited period?
3 days ago

The start date and validation expiration date of digital signature certificates are both clearly stated. When using a digital certificate, most initiatives verify the certificate's validity duration. In order to manage the certificate revocation list (CRL), the expiration date of the signature certificate is also needed. A certificate's natural expiration date causes it to be removed from the list of certificates that have been revoked. So, generally speaking, if the CRL is shorter, the shorter would be the certificate validity time.

9. How can I apply for DSC registration?

  • 1. Select the kind of entity for whom you wish to receive the DSC under the "Digital Certification Services" tab, such as "individual or organization," etc.
  • 2. Download the DSC registration form and fill in the necessary details.
  • 3. The supporting documents offered as proofs of identity and address should be attested by an attesting officer.
  • 4. Make payment through a demand draft or cheque in the name of the local registration authority (can be found online), where the documents( DSC registration form, ID proof, and address proof) would be sent for verification.
  • 5. You have successfully applied for your Digital Signature Certificate by completing the DSC Form, providing the required documents, and making the required payment.

10. What makes Class 3 DSC different from Class 2 DSC?
3 days ago

An established, already verified database is used to confirm a person's identity in Class 2 DSC. It can be used for both professional as well as personal reasons. Class 3 DSC: Class 3 DSC on the other hand, is the top tier of DSC, and it is where a person's identification is verified by the Registration Authority.

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