Digital Signature Certificate established the identity of the sender for filing or sending documents electronically through the internet. Similar to a handwritten Signature that establishes the signee's identity and consent, DSC establishes the identity and consent for electronic records.
All government departments in India accept digitally signed documents from CCA like eMudhra, Sify, N-Code, etc.
IndiaFilings can help you obtain Class 2 or Class 3 Digital Signatures with a validity of 2 or 3 years. There is no requirement to submit the documents manually or through courier. We can help you obtain Class 2 or Class 3 signatures from a certifying authority like E mudhra, Sify, or N-Code.
All the Digital signatures are provided in FIPS compliant ePass USB token to protect the Signature until the end of the validity.
The documents required for digital signatures differ based on the type of applicant.
The following documents must be submitted by the Indian nationals while applying for Digital Signature Certificate.
In case the applicant is a Foreign National, he has to submit the following documents for identity and address proof:
The following authorities must attest the identity and address proof of foreign nationals:
Digital Signature Certificates are very helpful in authenticating the individuals' information details while online business registration.
An individual doesn't have to sign the hard copy documents physically not he has to scan them to send them via email; he can digitally sign and send it much quicker.
Documents that are signed digitally cannot be altered or edited, which makes them safer and secure.
Digitally signed documents have the confidence to be assured of the signer’s authenticity.
They can go ahead without being worried about the document being forged.
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The Digital Signature is used for various reasons like Filing GST, Income Tax return, etc. Citing the security reasons, the Digital Signature Certificate is stored on a hardware device, a Cryptographic USB token as ePass. Only the USB token can hold your DSC. The USB token is protected in such a way that it is incapable of storing any other documents.
To use your Digital Signature Certificate token, follow the steps below:
Before plugging in the USB token, please download and install the e-pass 2003 token driver.
After installation, plug-in the USB token into your computer's USB port and enter the password. You can change the password on the token by selecting the option "CHANGE USER PIN."
Once you have signed a document, unplug the USB token from your computer and store it in a safe place.
IMPORTANT: Never click the initialize/delete button in the ePass 2003 driver menu. If you click on either the initialize or delete button, the Digital Certificate will be deleted, and the token will become unusable.
Never lose the password for your USB token or inadvertently enter the wrong password multiple times. In case a password is lost or the USB token is locked, there is no way to retrieve or use the Digital Signature. You will have to purchase a new Digital Certificate and USB token.
Last updated: Apr 27, 2021