Digital Signature Certificate (DSC) establishes the identity of the sender while filing or sending documents electronically through the internet. Similar to how a handwritten signature establishes the identity and/or consent of the signee in a paper document, a digital signature certificate establishes the identity and/or of the signee in electronic documents. In India, all Government Departments accept digitally signed documents from CCA like eMudhra, Sify, N-Code, etc.
Class 2 or Class 3 Digital signatures with a validity of 2 or 3 years can be purchased online from e-Digital Sign through a completely online process. There is no requirement for submitting any documents through courier. e-Digital Sign can help you apply for and obtain Class 2 or Class 3 DSC from Certifying Authority of eMudhra. All our digital signatures are provided in FIPS compliant ePass 2003/Auto USB tokens to protect the signature until the end of validity.
There are various Type and Class of DSC, the information below would help you to arrive to the right certificate for your needs.
Type of Certificates
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 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.
Classes of Certificates
The IT law allows us three Classes of DSC, however we only sell Class 2 and Class 3 certificates. We are not selling Class 1 Certificates.
The difference between Class 2 and Class 3 is verification guidelines.
- Class 2 Digital Signature Certificate
We offer Class 2 Digital Signature (DSC) to individuals and organizations DSC for both Indian and foreign applicant. The main function of this certificate is to authenticate the details of the signer. It re-affirms the already mentioned data of the user. It is used in various form-filling, online registration, email attestation, income tax filing and etc. More uses of Class 2 Digital Signature Certificates are given below.
- MCA e-filing
- Income Tax e-filing
- LLP registration
- GST application
- IE code registration
- Form 16,etc
- Class 3 Digital Signature Certificate
We also offer class 3 digital signature certificate according to IVG guideline which is more secure in comparison to class 2 certificate, This is the safest of all certificates. It is used in matters of high security and safety. It is mainly used in online trading and e-commerce, where a huge amount of money or highly confidential information is involved. If you opt for class 3 certificate, all applications which are created for Class 2, should be able to recognize your certificates. Following are the main functions of Class 3 certificates –
- Patent and trademark e-filing
- MCA e-filing
- Customs e-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 Digital Signature Certificates (DSC).
The DSC is for Indians, who do not want their organization name to be part of the certificate. Click here
Ths DSC is for companies (any type of entity), who want their organization name to be part of DSC. Click here
- Foreign Individuals
The DSC is for foreigners and would like to use our certificate in their name. Click here
- Foreign Organization
The DSC is for Organizations registered outside India would like to use our Digital certificates.Click here
- 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.Click here
- IET Certificates
We have a special Digital Signature certificate for IEC code holders, this certificate is specifically used for DGFT portal.Click here
Class 2 Digital Signature Certificates are issued to Individual various purposes. Class 2 digital signatures for individuals is personal certificate that provides second highest level of assurance within the RCAI hierarchy setup by CCA (Controller of Certifying Authorities) in India which is mainly used for Company Directors, Individuals, Proprietors, CA, CS used for Income Tax E-filing, MCA e-filing, ROC, Company E-filing, IPO e-filing, TDS e-filing,PDF Signing and many more !!
Do you live outside India or you have any foreign business? And you have requirement of Digital Signature Certificate for Indian adherence including Income tax and Ministry of corporate Affairs/ Registrar of organizations or do you want to indulge in e-tendering business then you definitely need digital signature certificate.
Class-2 (Organization-Combo) Digital Signature Certificate is required For VAT / Sales Tax return Filing / GST Enrollment, e-Tendering, e-Procurement, e-Bidding, e-Auction, etc.
Class-3 (Individual) Digital Signature Certificate is required by Government Officials, Municipal Authorities, Army Chiefs, Government Chief Secretaries, Army Engineers, Army Zonal Head / Chief, Contractors etc.
Class 3 Digital Signature Certificate (DSC) carry out supreme level of reliability and credibility in RCAI hierarchy system of Controller of Certifying Authorities (CCA) in India that is majorly utilized e-Tendering and e-Procurement. Class 3 Digital Signature Certificate can be issued to any individual as well as organizations. Class DSC is generally utilized to verify the identity of suppliers and buyers both in e-bidding, e-procurement, e-Tendering etc. Class 3 Digital signature certificates are high level of certificate which is mainly issued on the physical appearance of any individual in front of certifying authority. Class 3 DSC is valid for only 2 years. When you do any e-filing on MCA web portal then class 3 Digital signature certificates is required to authenticate the identity of the applicant.
(Director General of Foreign Trade)
There are plenty of export and import organization which are doing business around you but they are only liable to do the business when they abide the law and obligations imposed by Director General of Foreign trade which is supreme authority to issue license and DGFT digital signature certificate for foreign trade. EXIM (export and import organization) can apply for license in DGFT website. For that they need to upload required document in the DGFT website and we know that Digital signature certificate is the digital identity of any individual or business person so DGFT has made it mandatory to every EXIM organization to upload DSC in their website.
We have three different verification methods for acquiring the Digital signature certificate.
In traditional method applicant has to fill a form with requirements covering type, validity, usage, usableby etc. Attested photocopies of Address proof, ID, PAN, etc. should be attached along with the form. Applicant has to sign the form and fill all the mandatory requirements(Only Class 3 DSC and DGFT DSC).
- Paperless DSC:
- Aadhar-based e-KYC Verification DSC
Aadhaar based Paperless DSC is an easy and fastest way to make DSC. The whole process of Paperless DSC will save your time, money, efforts and it is totally authenticated. Aadhaar Paperless DSC is based on “Aadhaar Paperless Offline e-KYC”(only class 2 DSC).
- PAN-based e-KYC Verification DSC
By opting for Paperless PAN-based e-KYC DSC, the applicant is able to significantly reduce costs. The greatest advantage of this Pan-based e-KYC however, is that one can apply for this type of DSC anytime or anywhere, giving the applicant the gift of global convenience.
- Aadhar-based e-KYC Verification DSC
- GST Verification Based DSC
GST based verification Digital Signature Certificate for Organisational DSC, According to the latest IVG guidelines for GST verification based DSC. which reduce documentations tremendously and help you process DSC faster.
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