Digital Signature Certificate in India

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₹ 1999/-

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for Individual- Class 3 DSC with 2 Year Validity*
  • Expert Consultation

  • Support for E-KYC & Registration

  • USB Token at your Doorstep

  • DSC Certificate

  • Call, Chat(WA),& Email Support

  • Frequent Updates through your filingbee account


₹ 2699/-

All-inclusive Price
for Organization-Class -3 DSC with 2 Year Validity*
  • Expert Consultation

  • Support for E-KYC & Registration

  • USB Token at your Doorstep

  • DSC Certificate

  • Call, Chat(WA),& Email Support

  • Frequent Updates through your filingbee account

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*Plan includes Sign only. Encrypt DSC or Combo of Sign & Encrypt can be availed at an extra fee.

Note: Above plan does not include DSC for Import/Export (DGFT) & E-Tenders/E-Procurement

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As per the following timeline,
your selected plan will be processed

Day 1


We collect necessary information & documents for filing the Digital Signature Certificate.

Day 2


We draft everything needed in the preparation of the application. We prepare you for e-KYC(as applicable).

Day 3


We proceed to submit the DSC Registration Online. And dispatch of USB token as required.



We assist in installing the digital signature certificate on your computer(if applicable).

Digital Signature Certificate:
An Overview

As its name implies, a digital signature is a modern alternative to signing documents with paper and ink. It leverages advanced mathematical techniques to ensure that digital messages and documents are authentic. With a digital signature certificate, you can be sure that the contents of a message will not be altered in transit. A digital signature certificate also provides us with further information about the message, such as the message's origin, status, and the signer's consent.

In India, The Certifying Authority can issue a Digital Signature Certificate for the exclusive use of validating and certifying the identity of the person who holds it. In creating a digital signature, public-key encryption is used. It contains the user name, Pin Code, Country, E-mail Address, Certificate issuance date, and certifying authority name.

The Digital Signature Certificate is required for anyone who must audit an account and file an income tax return. The Ministry of Corporate Affairs (MCA) has made it mandatory for companies using the DSC to file all reports, applications, and forms. Additionally, a GST registration is granted only after a DSC is taken to verify all documents. It is necessary to have a Digital Signature Certificate both for submitting an application and maintaining compliance.

Types of Digital Signatures Available in India

DSCs are available in different types i.e Class 1,2 & 3. Class 3 DSCs are the most secure and can be issued both to individuals and businesses.

After a thorough identification process, the Class 3 digital signature certificate is issued by Certifying Authorities (CA). It provides a higher level of assurance to the relying party (generally the recipient of the digitally signed document). E-government transactions, e-auctions, e-bidding, patents, logos, registrars of corporations, Trademark And IP TDS Returns, Income tax Returns, signing Word or PDF documents are all handled through a class 3 DSC.

One must be cautious if they are going for e-procurement/tendering and IEC holders (Import-Export) to select the appropriate options while purchasing.

Note: The CCA published guidelines for the CAs (Certifying Authorities) on 26th November 2020 regarding the issuance of DSCs. In the guidelines, it stated that Class 2 DSC would be discontinued on 1st January 2021. The CAs are not required to issue Class 2 DSC alone but will instead issue Class 3 DSCs that will combine Class 2 and Class 3 DSCs. The Class 3 DSC will qualify as both a Class 2 and Class 3 DSC.

What are the benefits of a Digital Signature Certificate?


With a Digital Signature Certificate, it is easier to sign and send PDF files quickly. To conduct or authorize a business, a Digital Signature Certificate holder does not need to be physically present.

Fast turnaround

Documents get signed with a single click since Signatures are in a virtual format. Compared to a manual system, this total digital one is quicker and cheaper.

Strengthened Security

It makes sure that the signature on the document is verified, which reduces the chance of fraud and document alteration.

Legal validity

Digital Signature Certificates establish the authenticity of documents, which can be used in court as proof.

Forms of Digital Signature Certificate

Digital Signature Certificate is of two forms:


Sign DSCs are used only to sign documents. The integrity of the signature and the data can be assured when using a Digital Signature Certificate. The data is unaltered and undamaged.


Encrypt Digital Signature Certificates are used to encrypt documents, enabling companies to upload encrypted documents to the tender portal. Additionally, the certificate can be used for encrypting and sending classified information. Digital signatures with encryption are suitable for e-commerce documents. Documents containing confidential and protected information, such as legal documents.

Sign and Encrypt

Authentication and confidentiality are maintained through both Sign and Encrypt, which is great for signing and encrypting.

List of Documents Required for
Digital Signature Certificate

For Individual Certificate
  • Aadhaar Offline XML or PAN Card

  • Address proof

  • Photograph

For Organization Certificate
  • Authorization Letter

  • Identity proof

  • Organizational proof

  • Authorized Signatory proof


*We will collect additional documents based on the information you provided to the filingbee.

Here Are Some Frequently Asked Questions

DSCs (Digital Signature Certificates) are the electronic equivalent (of physical or paper certificates) of DSCs. For example, a driver's license, passport, or membership card are physical certificates. In particular, Certificates serve as evidence that someone is authorized to represent themself for a particular purpose, such as proving legal driving eligibility in a particular country. In the same way, a digital certificate can be used to verify one's identity, access information or services on the Internet, or sign certain documents electronically.

A licensed Certifying Authority (CA) issues the digital signature. Certifying Authority (CA) means a person who has been granted a license to issue a digital signature certificate under Section 24 of the Indian IT-Act 2000. The list of licensed CAs, along with their contact information, is available on the MCA portal.

To ensure security, Digital Signature Certificates are stored on cryptographic USB tokens, as ePass. USB tokens store DSCs. Following are the steps you must follow to use a Digital Signature Certificate:
  • Install the e-Pass 2003 token driver before plugging in the USB token.
  • Upon installation, plug the USB token into the USB port on your computer and enter the password after DSC is downloaded from the Certifying Authority. To change the password, select "CHANGE USER PIN."
NOTE: Passwords for USB tokens should not be lost or entered multiple times. If the USB key is locked, then it will be impossible to retrieve the digital signature certificate.

Digital Signature Certificates are issued, revoked, renewed, and redirected by a Certifying Authority, a trusted third-party entity. "Certifying Authority" refers to a person who has been granted a license to issue Digital Signature Certificates under Section 24 of the Information Technology Act 2000.

  • Document authenticity: Signed electronically documents allow the receiver to have confidence in the authenticity of the signature. Based on such documents, they do not have to worry about the documents being forged.
  • Data integrity: Documents signed digitally cannot be altered or edited after the signature, which ensures data security.
  • Reduced cost and time: Digitally signing and sending PDF files instead of hard copy documents can speed up the process of sending them by e-mail. Using the digital version helps save time and money by eliminating the need to print and scan documents.

In a Digital Signature Certificate, an individual/device's identity is explicitly tied to a pair of public and private keys, and the CA endorses this association. Among the information contained in a certificate is information about a user's identity (for instance, name, Pincode, country, e-mail address, date of issue, and "Certifying Authority").
As a result, one key doesn't function without the other. While exchanging information, the certificates are used by browsers and servers to encrypt and decrypt user identification information. Private keys are stored on the hard drive or an external device, such as a token. The user retains control over the private key, which can only be accessed with the issued password.
The public key is distributed with encrypted information. Both of these keys must match if the authentication process is to succeed. This means that the encrypted data cannot be decrypted and, therefore, is inaccessible to parties not authorized to access it.

When a document is signed electronically, it is called a digital signature, whereas a Digital Signature Certificate is a computer-based record.
  • Identifies the Certifying Authority that issued the certificate.
  • The name and other details can be used to identify the subscriber.
  • A public key is containing the subscriber's public key.
  • Contains a digital signature of the certification authority.
  • It is valid for either a year or two years.

Certification Authorities can issue certificates valid for one or two years.

DGFT website communication requires a Class 3 DGFT Digital Signature Certificate. DGFT Digital Signatures are valid for 1 or 2 years.

e-Tendering, e-Procurement, trademarks, and patents can only be filed with a Class 3 certificate. Digital Signature Certificates of Class 3 are the highest level. The certificate can be issued for 1 or 2 years. Users must renew class 3 digital signature certificates after the validity period expires.

It can be renewed using the existing USB token, but KYC needs to be completed again.

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