Digital Signature Certificate

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What is Digital Signature Certificate?

All you need to know

A Digital Signature Certificate is equivalent to secure digital key that’s issued by the certifying authorities for the aim of validating and certifying the identity of the person holding this certificate. Digital Signatures make use of the overall public key encryptions to form the signatures.


A digital signature certificate (DSC) contains information about the user’s name, pin code, country, email address, date of issuance of certificate and name of the certifying authority.

Who Should Buy

Obtaining a Class II Digital Signature is required in following cases:

E-filing income tax returns in case of every registered trust, partnership firm, companies, any other entity or individual who is required to get tax audit under the Income Tax Act.

Company filings with MCA21( Ministry of Corporate Affairs)

MCA has mandated digital signatures for the following individuals:

1) Directors

2) Auditors

3) Company Secretaries – Whether in practice or in job

4) Bank Officials – for Registration and Satisfaction of Charges

5) Other Authorized Signatories

Classes of DSC

The type of applicant and therefore the purpose that Digital Signature Certificate is obtained defines the type of DSC one must apply for counting on the necessity. There are three types of Digital Signature certificates issued by the certifying authorities.

Class of certificate
Class 1 CertificatesThese are issued to individual/private subscribers and are wont to confirm that the user’s name and email contact details from the clearly defined subject lie within the database of the certifying authority.
Class 2 CertificatesThese are issued to the director/signatory authorities of the companies for the aim of e-filing with the Registrar of Companies (ROC). Class 2 certificate is mandatory for individuals who have to sign manual documents while filing of returns with the ROC.
Class 3 CertificatesThese certificates are used in online participation/bidding in e-auctions and online tenders anywhere in India. The vendors who wish to participate in the online tenders must have a Class 3 digital signature certificate.

DSC Registration Fees


1299 (All Inclusive)
  • 1 DSC Application Class II Individual 2 Year Validity


4499 (All Inclusive)
  • 1 DSC Application Class III Individual 2 Year Validity


5799 (All Inclusive)
  • 1 DSC Application Class II Organization 2 Year Validity

Advantages of a DSC

QuickBiz is a technology driven platform which offers legal & financial services over its team of professionals. Before applying this services applicant should know the list of advantages of this service in India.

Reduced cost and time

 Instead of signing the hard copy documents physically and scanning them to send them via e-mail, you’ll digitally sign the PDF files and send them much more quickly. The Digital Signature certificate holder doesn’t need to be physically present to conduct or authorize a business

Data integrity

Documents that are signed digitally can’t be altered or edited after signing, which makes the data safe and secure. The govt agencies often invite these certificates to cross-check and verify the business transaction.

Authenticity of documents

Digitally signed documents give confidence to the receiver to be assured of the signer’s authenticity. They will take action on the idea of such documents without getting worried about the documents being forged.

List of Documents for DSC

Our mission is to offer excellent support to our client in respect of all the legal compliances on affordable rates. Have a look at the list of documents required to avail this service.

Documents of Shareholders/Directors
  • One Passport Size Photo
  • Duly filed and signed DSC form ( provided by us)
  • Identity Proof (Copy of Voter ID / Driving License/ Passport)
Registered Address Related Documents
  • Address Proof (Bank Statement / Electricity, Mobile, Telephone Bill)

How to Register DSC

DSC Registration Process in 5 steps
  • 1. Complete a checklist
  • 2. Submit Document
  • 3. Verification of Documents
  • 4. Processing of application
  • 5. DSC Allotted


Get answers to all your queries

Digital Signatures generally come with a validity of one or two years. The validity of the DSC can be renewed once the term of the previous DSC expires. Under the present plan you get DSC with validity of 2 years.

Renewal of DSC is not part of the plan. For that, you will need to buy the DSC plan at the applicable rates. It is required to inform the govt. authorities about the expiry of the old DSC and issue of a new one.

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