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Digital Signature Certificate-Class 3 DSC

Online Legal India LogoBy Online Legal India Published On 04 Dec 2020 Updated On 16 Dec 2022 Category Digital Signature Certificate

Digital Signature Certificate is a Digital Certificate that authenticates the identity of the holder through a secured key(USB). As per the recent updates and imperatives gave by CCA (Controller of Certifying Authorities), the use of Class 2 DSC will be discontinued. Meaning thereby Class 2 Digital Signature Certificate (DSC’s) issuance, which will be withdrawn and only Class 3 DSC will be issued from 1st January 2021.

Application of Class 3 Digital Signature Certificate

 A Class 3 DSC is furnished by a Certifying Authority (CA) after thorough certification of the user’s identity and provides a better level of assurance to the relying party (generally the receiver of such digitally signed document). 

Class 3 DSC is implemented for filing electronic documents and electronic submissions of tenders and auctions, e-bidding, e-auctioning, Patents Filing, Logos Filing and for Registration of Corporations E-filing, VAT returns e-filing, TDS return E-filing, Tax E-filing, sign a word or PDF and more.

 This certificate can be issued to individuals as well as organizations. As these are highly authenticated certificates, primarily intended for e-commerce applications, they shall be issued to individuals only on their personal (physical) appearance before the Certifying Authorities.

Documents required for DSC For Indian Nationals                  

1. Application Form – Duly Filled, Signed and applicant photo with across signature of the applicant.

2. Authorization Letter from the Organization.

3. Proof of identification – The following documents are accepted as proof of identification:

  • Passport
  • PAN Card of the applicant
  • Driving License
  • Photo ID card issued by the Ministry of Home Affairs of Centre/State Governments
  • Any Government-issued photo ID card bearing the signature of the applicant

4. Proof of Address – The following documents can be submitted as proof of address:

  • AADHAAR Card
  • Voter ID Card
  • Driving License (DL)/Registration Certificate (RC)
  • Water Bill (Not older than 3 months).
  • Electricity Bill (Not older than 3 Months)

5. Attestation of all Supporting Documents, Application Form. 

Documents required for DSC For Foreign National

1. Application Form – Duly Filled, Signed and applicant photo with across signature of the applicant.

2. Authorization Letter from the Organization.

3. Proof of Identity (All given below)

  • Copy of passport.
  • Copy of VISA (If applicants are not living in their native country)
  • Copy of Resident Permit Certificate (if the applicant is presently in India)

4. Proof of Address (Choose from options below)

  • Copy of passport (with address included).
  • Copy of any other Government/Bank issued documents.

5. Attestation of all Supporting Documents, Application Form.

How can Online Legal India™ help you?

Any individual or a company can be anywhere and Apply for an online Digital Signature Certificate through the country’s recommended most reliable and hassle-free platform with their Digital Signature Partner as EMUDHRA without any extra charge.

Trusted by more than 1, 20,000+ satisfied clients, the specialized Advocate panel here provide 24x7 legal supports to get DSC at the quickest of all. Here, the workflow includes sending the DSC token to the client by Post at the doorstep.

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