How to Apply For Digital Signature Certificate?

Sify is India's first and leading Certifying Authority (CA) for issuance of Digital Certificates in India. It provides types of digital certificates like Class 2 & Class 3 along with digital signatures for specific needs such as Income Tax filing, MCA, e-tenders and Foreign Trade.

Sify provides digital certificate services and high-end digital security solutions that help keep the IT environment of your business secure and enable compliance with legal and regulatory requirements for end-to-end electronic transactions for any kind of E-Business.

Below are the few steps to apply for Digital Signature Certificate

Step 1. You need to acquire the DSC(Digital Signature Certificate) application form from sify and fill it, you also need to mention the type of entity for which you want to apply DSC for.

Applicant Choice

Usage Type (Drop down) MCA Efilling, Income tax, E tender, Foreign Trade, Multipurpose, Others
Class Type Class 2 or Class 3 or Document Signer
User Type Individual or Organization
Certificate Type Signature or Encryption or Both
Certificate Validity 1,2,3 Years
Back Up USB token (Sent to applicant address given by the applicant) Yes (Extra Charges) or No

Applicant details

Applicant details
Pin code
Contact No
If Organization (Additional)
Company Name
Department / Industry

Step 2. Provide all the necessary documents such as address proof, identity proof

Document Details

Identification Document : PAN Card, Passport, Aadhar, Photo ID (MHA), Driving license, Photo Id issued by govt, Post office Id, Bank passbook with photo
Identification Document No: Respective Doc No
Address Proof Document
Organization Type Proof : Partnership firm, Company, Proprietor, AOP/BOI,LLP,NGO/Trust (If user is an organization) (Attested)

Step 3. All the document provided for address proof & identity proof must be attested by an attesting officer.

Documents Validation

The documents mentioned by the user are validated by the business in 2 ways:

  1. Online - Using Aadhar number, user has to enter the Aadhar number and respective mobile number to get an OTP, he has to input the OTP on the website to get verified or validated (if users selects organization type, online using Aadhar card will not be available)
  2. Offline – Where the user can courier the attested documents to Specified address mentioned (Mentioning the time frame for validating the same) (Attested : Self and Attesting officer) Attested by from Company Secretary OR Bank Manager OR Post Master OR Gazetted Officer OR Registration Authority . Only option for organization to get documents validated.

Step 4. For payment, you can visit Sify - Digital Sales Portal and pay the necessary amount online.

Payment / Delivery

Post online verification of the documents the user is taken to payment gateway to make the payment (GST Details requested) using Paytm or Net banking or Credit cards. Once the payment is successful the admin team gets notified and delivers the credentials

Final Confirmation

The User account gets auto created along this process while filling the contact form. Confirmation email and sms sent to respective email id and mobile no mentioning the Unique Id, Login credentials, Payment details and Status

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Also Read : Difference between Electronic Signature & Digital Signature
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