Digital Signature Certificate

Digital Signature Certificate (DSC) is affixed on documents submitted in electronic form by the authorised person. It ensures the security and authenticity of the documents submitted electronically. DSC is affixed on all the documents filed on the Ministry of Corporate Affairs (MCA) portal. Online transactions such as Incorporation of company or LLP, Income Tax e-filing is validated using DSC.

The Controller of Certifying Authority (CCA) has appointed Certifying Authority (CA) for issuing DSC.

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Required Documents

  • DSC Application form duly filled in by the applicant
  • Photo ID proof
  • Address proof

Procedure to apply for a Digital Signature Certificate

  • Log on and select your type of entity
  • Download the application form and fill it. Details such as mentioned below shall be filled in
    • Class of the DSC.
    • Validity
    • Type: Only Sign or Sign & Encrypt.
    • Applicant Name & Contact Details.
    • Residential Address.
    • GST Number & Identity Details of Proof Documents.
    • Declaration
    • Document as proof of identity.
    • Document as proof of address.
    • Attestation Officer.
    • Payment Details.
  • On filling up all the necessary details you must affix your recent photograph and put your signature under the declaration. Check thoroughly for completion of the form. Take a print of the completed form and preserve it.
  • The supporting document provided as proof of identity and address must be attested by an attesting officer. Ensure the sign and seal of the attesting officer is visibly clear on the supporting proof documents.
  • A demand draft or cheque must be obtained towards payment for application of DSC in the name of the Local Registration Authority where you are going to submit your application for verification.

    You can find the details of the Local Registration Authority according to your city of residence by searching for a Certifying Authority licensed to issue Digital Certificates online.

  • Post the documents required, by enclosing the following in an envelope
    • DSC Registration Form duly completed -Supporting document for Proof of Identity and proof of address attested by the attesting officer.
    • Demand Draft/Cheque for payment.
    • Address the enclosed envelope to the Local Registration Authority (LRA) and post it to the designated address of the LRA for further processing.
  • On completion of the above-mentioned steps by filling in the DSC Form and providing necessary documents and payment, you have successfully completed the application process for your Digital Signature Certificate.