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Updated on 19 Jan 2021    9.00 AM IST | 4 min read

What is Digital Signature Certificate (DSC)?

Digital signature certificate is a certificate issued for signing the documents electronically. In India, it is used for doing various types of online transactions such as Income tax e-filing, e-tenders, Company or LLP incorporation etc.

There are three types of digital signatures -

  • Class I – Class 1 digital signature is used for protecting e-mail communications.
  • Class II – Class II digital signature is used for IT return filing, company registration, obtaining DIN, DPIN etc.
  • Class III – Class III digital signature is used for E-Tendering & participating in E-auctions.

Why DSC is important?

  • Validity – Digital signatures are valid for one or two years and it can be easily renewed after validity expiration.
  • E-token – DSC is stored in a secure USB flash drive called E-token.
  • Quick processing – After submitting the application along with the required documents, you will receive your DSC certificate within 1-3 days.
What Is Included In Our Package?

Eligibility Consultation

Document Preparation

Application Drafting

Government Fees

Documents Required for Digital Signature Certificate

Passport size photograph

PAN Card Copy

Voter identity card or Aadhar card copy

Documents needed for Class II

Class II form hard copy

Passport copy, if you are not an Indian

PAN card copy

Address proof

DSC Registration Process

For registering a company online, all submitted documents must contain digital signatures of Company directors. Therefore, company directors must own a digital signature certificate class II.

You can directly apply for DSC (Digital Signature Certificates) by contacting Certifying Authorities with self-attested photocopies of the supporting documents along with the original documents. Some Certified authorities also offer Aadhar based authentication for DSC. No documents are required in this case.

Certified certificate or letter issued by the bank manager. It contains the information of the applicant as given in the bank database.

Six certification authorities are appointed by Ministry of Corporate Affairs naming e-Mudhra, NC-Code, Tata Consultancy Services, Safe Script, IDRBT and NIC (National Informatics Centre). The rates of all these authorities are totally different.

Total charges of DSC also include the USB token cost for storing the digital signature certificate.

Common Causes of Rejection for DSC registration

  • Name abbreviation: The name of the director should match with his or her ID proof or address proof. If name does not match or abbreviated, your application will be rejected.
  • Spelling mistakes: There should not be any mistake related to spelling in the name of the person.
  • Old bill: The bill should be a latest one or not older than 2 months period. Old bill will not be considered. The applicant name should be clearly mentioned on the bill.
  • Avoid prefixes: Kindly avoid prefixes such as Mr., Mrs., Shri, etc.

How Finacbooks help in DSC Registration in India?

Finacbooks is a leading Indian portal providing accounting, finance & taxation services to small businesses. We are having more than 10 years of experience in helping for DSC Registration in India. We will guide you through the entire process of DSC registration. To avail the best deals on DSC registration, kindly call us at 8800221252 or you can also e-mail us at info@finacbooks.com


Digital Signature Certificate FAQ's

Digital signature certificate is a certificate issued for signing the documents electronically.
Any person (Indian citizen or foreign national) involved in any kind of business (Partnership, Company, trust, LLP and others) can obtain a digital signature certificate.
After submitting the application along with the required documents, you will receive your DSC certificate within 1-3 days.
No, physical verification is not needed before issuing DSC. It is a 100% online process.
To obtain digital signature certificate, application form needs to be submitted with self-attested photocopies of the supporting documents along with the original documents.

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