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Digital Signature

DSC or Digital Signature is a physical signature in an electronic format. Digital Signatures are used in India for online transactions such as Filing Annual Return, Company or LLP Incorporation, Income Tax E-Filing, E-Tenders, etc. There are 3 types of Digital Signatures, Class I, Class II and Class III Digital Signatures. Class I Digital Signature is used for securing email communications. Class II digital signature is utilized for company registrations, IT Return E-filing, Obtaining DIN, DPIN etc. Class III digital signature registration are used for E-tendering and participating in E-Auctions.

FAQ on Digital Signature:

What type of Digital Signature Certificate is required for e-Tendering, e-Procurement, Trademark / Patent filing?

  • Class 3 Company / Organization User certificate is required for e-Tendering, e-Procurement, Trademark / Patent filing. Class 3 is the highest type of Digital Signature Certificate. It can be issued for 1 years or 2 years. After the valid period, users need to renew class 3 digital signature certificates.

What type of Digital Signature Certificate is required for Income Tax filing, ROC and MCA filing?

  • Class 2 Digital Signature Certificate is required for Income Tax filing, ROC and MCA filing. Class 2 Digital Signature Certificate can be issued for 1 year or 2 years. After the valid period, user needs to renew class 2 digital signature certificates. Class 2 Digital Signature certificate can be issued to individual/ organization.

What type of Digital Signature Certificate is required for Importers-Exporters?

  • Class 3 DGFT Digital Signature Certificate is required for DGFT website to communicate. DGFT Digital Signature is valid for 1 years or 2 years. User can save time and money by using DGFT Digital Signature Certificate.

What type of Digital Signature Certificate (DSC) is to be obtained for eFiling on the MCA Portal?

  • DSC of Class 2 and Class 3 category issued by a licensed Certifying Authority (CA) needs to be obtained for e-filing on the MCA Portal.

Can a person have two digital signatures say one for official use and other one for personal use?

  • Yes

What are the documents required for Individual DSC?

  • PAN Card*
  • Aadhar Card*/Voter ID Card*/Driving License*/Passport*/Bank Statement*

Note: *To be attested by bank manager

What are the documents required for Organisational DSC?

  • For Proprietorship Concern
  1. PAN Card
  2. Bank Statement of Last 2 months
  3. IT Acknowledgement of last filed return
  4. Business Registration Certificate (VAT/Shop & Establishment)
  5. Self Attested Letter of Organisation Entity(for format)
  6. Authorization Letter(for format)
  • For Partnership Firm
  1. PAN Card
  2. PAN Card of Applying Partner
  3. Bank Statement of Last 2 months
  4. IT Acknowledgement of last filed return
  5. Partnership Deed (First 2 pages)
  6. Self Attested Letter of Organisation Entity(for format)
  7. Authorization Letter(for format)
  • For Company
  1. PAN Card
  2. PAN Card of Applying Director
  3. Bank Statement of Last 2 months
  4. Certificate of Incorporation
  5. Copy of MOA & AOA (First 2 pages)
  6. IT Acknowledgement of last filed return
  7. Board Resolution(for format)
  8. Self Attested Letter of Organisation Entity(for format)
  9. Authorization Letter(for format)

What are the different classes of Digital Signature Certificates?

In addition to four classes of certificates given below, the Certifying Authority may issue more classes of Public Key Certificates, but these must be explicitly defined including the purpose for which each class is used and the verification methods underlying the issuance of the certificate. The suggested four classes are the following:-

  • Class 0 Certificate: This certificate shall be issued only for demonstration/ test purposes.
  • Class 1 Certificate: Class 1 certificates shall be issued to individuals/private subscribers. These certificates will confirm that user’s name (or alias) and E-mail address form an unambiguous subject within the Certifying Authorities database.
  • Class 2 Certificate: These certificates will be issued for both business personnel and private individuals use. These certificates will confirm that the information in the application provided by the subscriber does not conflict with the information in well-recognized consumer databases.
  • Class 3 Certificate: This certificate will be issued to individuals as well as organizations. As these are high assurance certificates, primarily intended for e-commerce applications, they shall be issued to individuals only on their personal (physical) appearance before the Certifying Authorities.

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Digital Signature(DSC)

DSC required for various IT filings, company filings and e-tenders. Ideal for online purposes.

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