Digital Signature Certificate

DSC Registration

A digital signature, a form of electronic signature, uses a mathematical algorithm to validate the authenticity and integrity of a message or digital document. It creates a unique virtual fingerprint specific to an individual or entity, ensuring information security and verifying the sender's identity. Digital signatures protect data from alteration during transmission and involve the entire email as part of the signature, making them more reliable and secure than other electronic signature methods.

Types of Digital Signature:

Class II:

CCA removed class II DSC and just class 3 DSC will be given from first January 2021.

Class III:

This certificate is available for both individuals and organizations and holds high verification value, commonly used for GST, MCA, Income Tax, Tenders, EPF filings, and more. It's granted after a successful video appearance before the Verifying Authorities, either in the name of individuals or on behalf of organizations.

Individual Certificate

  • Application form
  • Identity verification – PAN Card
  • Address proof - AADHAAR, Passport, or Driver's License
  • Passport-sized Photograph
  • Business Declaration
  • Application Form
  • Authorization Letter
  • Identity verification
  • Organizational verification
  • Validated Signatory evidence

Association Form

  • Approval letter issued by the association
  • Recent electricity bill (within two months) and PAN copy of the association
  • Bank statement copy (First 2 pages)
  • Organization's Deed copy
  • List of Partners/Signatories involved
  • Business Registration Declaration copy
  • Address verification of the signatory associated with the organization
  • Candidate's PAN card copy (if available)
  • Copy of the previous Income Tax Return/Audit Report and Annual Return/Self Affidavit (Initial 2 Pages) or a declaration explaining the unavailability, if applicable.


  • Association's approval letter copy
  • Initial 2 pages of the Bank Statements
  • Proof of address of the association's signatory
  • Business Registration Certificate copy
  • Candidate's PAN Card copy (if available)
  • Copy of the recent Income Tax Return/Audit Report and Annual Return/Self Declaration (Initial 2 Pages) or an explanation if unavailable.

Benefits of Digital Signature Certificate

  • Time-saving
  • Cost-efficient
  • Improved workflow efficiency
  • Enhanced customer experience
  • Security assurance
  • Legal validity
  • Future-proofing
  • Environmental benefits
  • Business efficiency


A Digital Signature Certificate (DSC) confirms your identity electronically. It offers high security for online transactions, ensuring the utmost protection for exchanged information. With a Digital Signature Certificate (DSC), you can encrypt data so that only the intended recipient can access it. This certificate allows you to digitally sign information, assuring the receiver that it hasn't been altered in transit, and verifies your identity as the sender of the message.

A Class 2 Digital Signature Certificate is essential for filing Income Tax, ROC, and MCA. This certificate can be issued for a duration of 1 or 2 years. Once the validity period expires, users need to renew their Class 2 Digital Signature Certificates. It is available for individuals and organizations.

Legally valid Digital Signature Certificates (DSC) are exclusively issued by a Registration Authority (RA) under the Controller of Certifying Authorities (CCA), Government of India. Authorized Registration Authorities (RA) like e-Solutions, operating under (n) Code Solutions CA, provide secure Digital Signature Certificates (DSC) tailored to meet both individual and organizational needs.

You need a Class 2 or Class 3 Digital Signature Certificate (DSC) issued by an authorized Certifying Authority (CA) for filing documents on the MCA Portal.

Absolutely, in compliance with the Information Technology Act of 2000 in India, Digital Signature Certificates (DSCs) hold legal validity. These certificates are issued by authorized Certifying Authorities under the Ministry of Information Technology.

Sure, a Class 3 Company/Association Client certificate is essential for e-Bidding, e-Purchasing, Trademark/Patent filing. This certificate is the most advanced form of Digital Signature Certificate. It can be issued for either one or two years. Once the validity period lapses, users are required to renew their Class 3 digital signature certificates.

To securely send and receive digitally signed and encrypted messages/documents. For ensuring secure electronic transactions, such as in tendering, e-Procurement, Recorder of Companies e-filing, Income Tax e-filing for tax returns, and various other applications. For signing documents like MS Word, MS Excel, and PDFs.

A Class 3 DGFT Digital Signature Certificate is necessary for communication on the DGFT site. This certificate remains valid for either two years or three years. Utilizing the DGFT Digital Signature Certificate can save time and money for users.

A Digital Signature Certificate (DSC) firmly links an individual's or device's identity with two keys - the public and private keys. It contains essential details like the user's name, postal code, country, email address, issuance date, and the CA's name. These keys are interdependent and essential for encryption and decryption processes regarding the certificate user's identity.

The private key is stored either on the user's computer's hard drive or an external device like a USB token. The user maintains control over the private key, ensuring it's only accessible with a specific password. Meanwhile, the public key is shared with encrypted data. If either key is unavailable or doesn't match, the verification process fails. This implies that encrypted data remains inaccessible to unauthorized parties.

Digital signature certificates have a defined start and end date. When these certificates are used in most applications, their validity period is checked. The expiration date of a signature certificate is crucial for managing the Certificate Revocation List (CRL). Once a certificate's scheduled expiration date arrives, it's removed from the CRL. Generally, shorter validity periods for certificates lead to shorter CRLs.