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Digital Signature Certificate (DSC) in India

A Digital Signature Certificate (DSC) in India serves as a means to establish the identity of the sender when filing or sending electronic documents over the internet. Similar to a handwritten signature, it verifies the identity and consent of the signee for electronic records.

In India, DSC is a secure digital key issued by certifying authorities to validate and certify the identity of the certificate holder. Digital Signatures employ public-key encryption to create a signature. A Digital Signature Certificate contains information such as the user’s name, PIN code, country, email address, certificate issuance date, and the certifying authority’s name.

The Controller of Certifying Authority is responsible for issuing Digital Signature Certificates in India. Certifying Authorities like eMudhra, N Code Solution, National Informatics Center, SafeScrypt, and Institute for Development and Research in Banking Technology are among the entities that issue these certificates.

StartupDealkart can assist you in obtaining a Class 3 Digital Signature Certificate in India with a validity of 2 years and a secure USB token. Manual document submission or courier services are not required. All Digital Signatures come with FIPS-compliant ePass USB tokens to protect the signature’s validity.

Documents Required to Obtain a Digital Signature Certificate in India

For Indian Nationals:

Indian nationals applying for a Digital Signature Certificate must submit the following documents:

  1. PAN Card of the applicant
  2. Aadhar Card
  3. Passport-size photograph of the applicant
  4. Unique email address
  5. Unique phone number

For Foreign Nationals:

Foreign nationals applying for a Digital Signature Certificate must provide the following identity and address proof documents:

  1. Passport
  2. Driving License
  3. Visa of the applicant
  4. Unique email address
  5. Unique phone number
  6. Passport-size photograph of the applicant

Benefits of Obtaining a Digital Signature Certificate

  1. Cost-effective: Digital Signature Certificates eliminate the need to physically sign hard copy documents, scan them, and then send them via email. It allows for quicker signing and authorization of documents without the need for physical presence.
  2. Fast Turnaround: With virtual signatures, documents can be signed with a single click, significantly saving time and cost compared to traditional methods.
  3. Strengthened Security: DSC reduces the risk of fraud and document alteration by ensuring the signature’s authenticity.
  4. Increased Workflow Efficiency: Managing and tracking documents becomes easier and faster, leading to higher workflow efficiency.
  5. Legal Validity: DSC helps establish the authenticity of documents, making them admissible as evidence in court.
  6. Time Saver: The entire document signing process can be completed with a single click, saving considerable time.

Use Cases for DSC

  • MCA e-Filing
  • Income tax e-filing
  • LLP Registration
  • GST application
  • IE Code registration
  • Form 16
  • e-Tendering
  • Patent and trademark filing
  • Custom e-Filing
  • e-Procurement
  • e-Binding
  • e-Auction