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Digital Signature Certificate

A digital signature is an electronic signature that certifies and authenticates the identity of the holder by providing all relevant information. DSC helps to validate any electronic documents and establish credentials while doing business or other transactions digitally. Digital certificates are encrypted by a private key, which can be decrypted only using a corresponding public key.

The Ministry of Corporate Affairs makes it mandatory for all individuals and companies to file all reports, returns, and forms using a digital signature only. Documents that are signed digitally offer far more inherent security than a hand-written signature, as the documents cannot be altered or edited after signing.

At CONTABILL, we offer secure digital certificates tailored to suit your individual needs. Our simple and speedy process makes it convenient and hassle free to apply for a various class of DSC just with a few clicks.

Type of Certificates


*Sign & Encrypt (DSC)

Our Sign & Encrypt DSC can be used for both signing and encrypting. It is convenient for users who need to authenticate and maintain the confidentiality of the information shared. Its usage includes filing government form and application.


* Sign (DSC)

Sign DSC can only be used for signing documents. The most popular usage of is signing the PDF file for Tax Returns, MCA and other websites. Signing via DSC gives the assurance of not only the integrity of the signer but also the data. It is proof of untampered and unaltered data.


*Encrypt (DSC)

Encrypt DSC can only be used to encrypt a document, it is popularly used in the tender portal, to help companies encrypt the documents and upload. You could also use the certificate to encrypt and send classified information. Encrypt DSC is fit for e-commerce documents, legal documentation and sharing documents that are highly confidential and contains information that needs to be protected. We are selling Encrypt certificate as a standalone product as well.

Validity of the Certificate

You could buy certificates with a validity upto three years. (The validity is controlled by law, and you cannot buy certificates more than three years and less than One year validity)

Types of Digital Signature Certificate

The class and category of DSC depends on the applicant’s need and purpose. There are three types of Digital Signature certificates issued by certifying authorities - Class 1, 2 and 3. We offer Class 2 and Class 3 certificates.

* Class 2 Digital Signature Certificate or Class 2 DSC

Class 2 is issued to both businesses and private individuals. It is applicable to sign online documents that require assurance of information, but the malicious access is substantial. But Class 2 certificate is mandatory to sign documents like tax returns, invoice signing, registering a new business or applying Import Export Code.

* Class 3 Digital Signature Certificate (OR) Class 3 DSC

Class 3 is a high assurance signature document relevant to transactions that are prone to data theft, fraudulence and failure of security. This certificate is especially mandatory for those who wish to participate in bidding for government tenders or online auctions.

Documents Required for Registration

Most often, the documents may differ depending upon the type of entity like Partnership, Proprietorship or sole ownership, LLP, etc. But basic requirements include:

  • Organizational PAN Card
  • Partnership deed, if applicable
  • List of Authorized Signatories
  • Authorized Signatory ID proof
  • GST certificate

Digital Signature for Foreign Trade

Digital signature of Foreign Trade (DGFT) has now made it easy for the Export and Import Organizations to make the best use of Digital Signature Certificate for the authentication of the documents. DGFT holds a dedicated DGFT site to upload electronic documents at one place. This actually help them in keeping their online transactions secured. With the increase in number of foreign and online transactions, DGFT ask the users to pick a class 3 Certificate as it can prevent fraudulent practices easily.

How does the DSCs can help you to make your Foreign Trade easy?
A class 3 Digital Signature is essential for any organization seeking an import or an export license that needs to be registered in the name of one representative authorised to represent the organisation. Since a Digital Signature Certificate is recognised by the legal system, all documents submitted using a DSC is considered similar to that of the physically signed documents. We also attracts the benefits endowed upon them through the Indian Information Technology Act 2000.

Who could buy our Digital Signature certificate

There is no limitation on who could buy our certificates, people and organization from India and outside India can buy our certificates, provided they meet our Verification Guidelines. Please look at our list below to select an appropriate application form.


The DSC is for Indians, who do not want their organization name to be part of the certificate.


The DSC is for companies (any type of entity), who want their organization name to be part of DSC.

Foreign Individuals

The DSC is for foreigners and would like to use our certificate in their name.

Foreign Organization

The DSC is for Organizations registered outside India would like to use our Digital certificates.

Document Signer Certificate AND PDF SIGN

If you intend to use our certificate for bulk signing of documents, you could use our Bulk Signer Certificates. We would offer this certificate in PFX file for Class 2 and is sold to Organizations only.

IET Certificates

We have a special Digital Signature certificate for IEC code holders, this certificate is specifically used for DGFT portal.

Processing Methods

We have three different verification methods for acquiring the Digital signature certificate. The applicant can opt for the method they prefer.


To apply for DSC, the applicant has to fill a form stating basic details like Name, Address Mobile, email, PAN along with a photograph. Along with the form, the applicant also has to submit mandatory documents like Address proof, ID Proof, PAN Card, attested by the bank or concerned officials.

According to recent government guidelines, all Individuals seeking for DSC can apply only with Paperless eKYC Process. Only organizational DSC can be applied traditionally.

Paperless DSC:

Aadhar based e-KYC

Aadhaar card base digital signature service allows applicants to upload their Aadhar card copy along with one address proof, and apply for DSC. The process is done conveniently online without the hassles of having to submit any physical documents or attestation.

Pan Card Based e-KYC

To apply DSC with a Pan Card, the applicant has to only open eKYC Account using their PAN and authenticate the eSign using the credentials and OTP. The simplicity of the process makes it possible for the applicant to apply from any corner of the globe and save time, effort and money substantially

At CONTABILL, we help our clients through the entire process of applying for DSC, making sure their entire process is seamless and hassle-free. Reach out to CONTABILL for a safe, convenient and stress-free experience of applying DSC.

GST Verification Based DSC

GST based verification Digital Signature Certificate for Organisational DSC, According to the latest IVG guidelines for GST verifications based DSC. which reduce documentations tremendously and help you process DSC faster.

To serve you better the certificates are available locally in your area / city through a CONTABILL Network.

You can also write to us at EMAIL or speak to our sales team at 7538855994 who will assist you in connecting to our partner or business manager.