Digital Signature Certificate Online

Digital Signature Certificate Online

A Digital Signature Certificate (DSC) is a cryptographically secure key issued by certifying authorities (CAs) to validate and verify the identity of the person who holds this certificate. DSCs are predominantly issued and utilized when businesses need to digitally sign documents online, securely authenticate the Signature, and validate the signed copy.

DSC is a statutory requirement for submitting various forms to the Government of India. DSC uses public-key encryption for the creation of a signature. A digital signature certificate will be embedded in electronic documents, emails, and other digitally transmitted documents. These signatures provide and enhance security using encryption technology.

The Controller of Certifying Authority issues Digital Signature Certificate in India. The Office of the Controller of Certification Agencies (CCA) has given authority to 8 Certification Agencies to give DSCs to persons seeking the same. EMudhra is one of the Certifying Authorities that issue the Digital Signature Certificate in India.

IndiaFilings can help you obtain an eMudhra Class 3 Digital Signature certificate in India with a validity of 2 years and a secure USB token. No need to submit your documents manually or through a courier because the application process will be completely online. All the Digital Signatures are provided with a FIPS-compliant ePass USB token to protect the Signature until the end of validity.

Class 3 Digital Signature Certificate

Class 3 DSC is the most secure certificate with a signature and encryption certificate. IndiaFilings will help you get the Class 3 DSC with an encryption certificate and a USB token; it can use for encryption and signing. A signature certificate is used to sign a document, while an encryption certificate is used to encrypt the data. Class 3 DSCs will be issued to individuals and companies/organizations.

Class 3 Digital Signature can use for many purposes such as MCA e-filing, Income Tax e-filing, e-Tendering, LLP registration, GST application, IE code registration, Form 16, Patent and trademark e-filing, Customs e-filing, e-Procurement, e-Biding, e-Auction and more.

Class 3 DSC for Individual

IndiaFilings can help individuals to obtain Class 3 Digital Signature with ePass Token. The authorized person can attach DSC to documents that are submitted electronically. It guarantees the confidentiality and validity of electronically supplied records.

Class 3 DSC for Company/Organization

Class 3 DSC is valid for companies, NGOs, trusts, government departments, and organizations. IndiaFilings can help you obtain an eMudhra Class 3 Digital Signature certificate in India with two-year validity and a secure USB token.

DSC will be issued in the Company's name; this proves the user's right on behalf of a company and contains personal and Company details. Class 3 DSC for Company is issued to authorize the signatory of any company.

Renewal of Class 3 DSC

According to Controller of Certification Agencies (CCA) guidelines, renewing Digital Signatures requires fresh identity verification. You can renew your Class 3 DSC by following the same process as buying a new Digital Signature Certificate on the IndiaFilings website.

  • You can apply for DSC renewal through our website once it is expired or before the expiry date.
  • Pricing for renewal remains the same as buying a new DSC through our website.

Class 3 Digital Signature with ePass Token FAQ's

What is a Digital Signature Certificate?

A Digital Signature is the signature in electronic format which is used to authenticate the identity of the sender or the signee of the document. DSCs are easily transportable and cannot be initiated and intimated easily by anyone.

Why is DSC required?

DSC is required to send and receive the documents digitally and encrypt the emails/documents. It is also required for eTendering, eProcurement, eFiling, Income Tax filing, and also in many other applications.

Who issues the DSC?

The Office of Controller of Certifying Authorities (CCA) issues certificates only to Certifying Authorities under section 24 of the Indian Act 2000. The CAs, in turn, issue Digital Signature Certificates to the end-users.

Is MCA e-filing possible if I don't have a DSC?

No, as per the MCA rules, a Digital Signature Certificate is mandatory for eFiling.

Is there any validity of the Digital Signature Certificate?

The DSCs are typically issued with one-year validity and two-year validity. These are renewable on the expiry of the period of the initial issue.

Is it possible to make changes to the DSC while renewing it?

The only changes to be made to the DSC while renewal is the change in address and the person's contact details.

Can a person have two DSC?

An individual can possess two different Digital Signature certificates, one for official use and another for personal use.

What is the time required for obtaining the DSC in India?

It takes around three to seven days to obtain a Digital Signature Certificate in India.

Can one authorize someone to use DSC?

In case a person wants to authorize someone else to sign on his/her behalf, then the person being authorized should use his/her own Public Key Infrastructure (PKI) credentials to sign the respective documents.

What is Class 3 DSC?

Class 3 is the highest level of DSC, where a Registration Authority verifies the identity of a person. Class 3 DSC IS used for filing electronic documents and electronic submissions of tenders.

Who needs Class 3 DSC?

Class 3 DSC is used for filing electronic documents and electronic submissions of tenders and auctions, e-bidding, e-auctioning, Patents Filing, logos Filing and MCA E-filing, GST return e-filing, TDS return E-filing, Income tax E-filing, sign a word or PDF and more.

What is an ePass Token?

ePass is a USB token that uses to store digital signature certificates. This USB token provides security for your digital signature online.

Which document is mandatory for DSC?

Individual CertificateOrganization Certificate
Aadhaar Offline XML (or)Authorization Letter
PAN (Softcopy)Identity proof
Address proof (Softcopy)Organizational proof
Photo (Softcopy)Authorized Signatory proof

What is the difference between a Digital Signature and a Digital Signature Certificate? 

A Digital Signature is an electronic method of signing an electronic document, whereas a Digital Signature Certificate is a computer-based record that contains the following details:
  • oDetails of Certifying Authority issuing it
  • oName & other details that can identify the subscriber
  • oSubscriber's public key
  • Details of the DSC validity period

How to register DSC on the new income tax portal?

Download the DSC Management Utility from Income Tax Portal and install it. Log in to the new e-filing portal and Click on My Profile ? Register DSC. Enter the email ID linked with the DSC token and provider password. Click on Sign Button to register DSC on the new income tax portal.

Why is DSC required in filing income tax?

DSC is required to sign Income Tax Returns / Statutory Forms or to verify responses against notices issued by Income Tax Department and refund reissue requests. To sign or verify any document, the user should have first registered their DSC with the e-Filing system.

Do the taxpayers need to register the DSC again in the new e-Filing portal?

Yes, taxpayers will have to register DSC again in the new e-Filing portal even if their previously registered DSC is active. DSC data is not migrated from the old portal owing to technical and data security issues.

What are the different types of Digital Signature Certificates (DSC) valid for MCA21?

Class 3 types of Digital Signature Certificates are valid for MCA21.

What is the legal status of a Digital Signature?

Digital Signature is legally valid and admissible in a Court of Law as provided under the provision of the Information Technology Act 2000.

What type of Digital Signature Certificate (DSC) is to be obtained for e-Filing on the MCA Portal?

DSC of Class 3 signing certificate category issued by a licensed Certifying Authority (CA) needs to be obtained for e-Filing on the MCA Portal.

Check Business Name Availability

Find if business name can be registered with MCA in India

To register a company in India, the first step is to obtain name approval for the business from the Ministry of Corporate Affairs (MCA). This process takes about 24-48 hours. A private limited company name in India must end with the words private limited. One Person Company ends with (OPC) private limited. LLP end with LLP and Section 8 companies can end with words like foundation, association or institution.

A company name proposed to be registered cannot be identical or similar to an existing company name. Also, every company name must include a word that denotes the activity undertaken. For example, in VERVE Financial Services Private Limited - Financial Services denote the activity undertaken. Check Business Name Availability

Online Trademark Search

Enter a brand name to search across all trademark classes

All trademarks are registered in India with the Office of the Controller General of Patents, Designs and Trade Marks. A trademark application has to be filed under a class that denotes the type of goods or services the brand or logo represents. There are 45 trademark classes and each class represent a distinct type of goods or service.

Trademark search can be conducted using the tool above to check if any identical or similar brand or logo is registered or applied for under the same class. If there is an existing application, care must be taken while reapplying to ensure that the application is not rejected by the Trademark Registrar. Trademark Search

Smarter Banking

Avail a range of banking services through IndiaFilings can help you open a current account, get a payment gateway or avail loans through our Partner Banks.

Customer Reviews For Class 3 Digital Signature with ePass Token

IndiaFilings has over 1 lakh customers and we have completed over 7 lakh services through our platform. At IndiaFilings, we take pride in the services delivered by us and guarantee your satisfaction with our services and support. We constantly improve and strive to deliver the best accounting, financial or secretarial services through the internet.


Private Limited Company
Verified Customer

How can we improve?

very hard working , honest and dedicated emloyee.


DIN eKYC Filing
Verified Customer

How can we improve?

thank you


GST Return Filing
Verified Customer

How can we improve?

Mr. Ismail has completed all my return filings in time. Happy to work with him.


DIN eKYC Filing
Verified Customer

How can we improve?

Mr. Ismail has completed all my return filings in time. Happy to work with him.


LLP Form 11 Filing
Verified Customer

How can we improve?

wonderful experience


Trademark Registration
Verified Customer

How can we improve?

very Good Work


PF Return Filing
Verified Customer

How can we improve?

good and helpful.


Winding Up - Company
Verified Customer

How can we improve?

Good follow up.

Digital Signature Certificate in State

Digital Signature Certificate in City

Last updated: Apr 20, 2023


Live Chat!

We are available

You will be connected with an IndiaFilings Advisor to discuss about Class 3 Digital Signature with ePass Token through