According to the IT Act, 2000, set conditions for use of Digital Signatures that is DSC on the documents submitted in the automated form to ensure the security and authenticity of the documents filed electronically. This is a secure and genuine way to submit a document electronically. All the filings done by the companies/LLPs under MCA21 e-Governance program are required to file using Digital Signatures by the person entitled to sign the documents. The period for fulfillment of DSC Registration is 2 to 4 days.

Steps for DSC Registration

  • To include a company online registration, all the required documents need have DSC of the company’s director. So the company director need to have a Class-II Digital Signature Certificate.
  • Digital Signature Certificate (DSC) can be used for by directly approach the Certifying Authorities (CAs) with original supporting documents and self-attested copies.
  • DSC can also be taken, wherever offered by CA, using Aadhar eKYC based authentication. In such cases, no supporting documents are needed.
  • • A letter/certificate issued by a Bank, certified by the Bank Manager, including the applicant’s information as stated in the Bank database can be accepted.
  • A DSC is valid for 1 or 2 years and it can be renewed.
  • The Ministry of Corporate Affairs has selected six certifying authorities. DSC can be reached by any of them including the National Informatics Centre (NIC), IDRBT, Safe Script, nCode, Tata Consultancy Services, NC-Code, and e-Mudhra. Though, all of these authorities have different rates.
  • The cost of the USB token used to retain the certificate would be included in the charges.

Hard copies of the Forms and documents will be couriered to the businessperson (online legal service companies, including LegalRaahi, would, however, require only self-attested soft copies to begin the method). This procedure can take approximately 2 – 5 days.

Documents to be Submitted

  1. Hard copy of the completed Class-II form
  2. Identity Proof: Copy of the PAN card or, in case of a foreign national, copy of the Passport

Address Proof: Copy of (anyone) Passport/ or Voter ID/Election/ Ration Card/ Utilities Bill /Driver’s License/ AADHAAR Card. In the case of the Utilities Bill (Gas or Telephone), it must be recent, not older than 2 months in the case of an Indian. And not less than 12 months older in the case of a foreign national. And it needs to be in the name of the Applicant.

Common Reasons for Rejection of DSC Registration

  • Abbreviating names

It is advised not to abbreviate the directors’ names, regardless of what is mentioned in the ID/Address proof.

  • Spelling mistakes

There must be no spelling errors in the mentioned names.

  • Old bills

Bills shall not be older than 2 months and must be in the name of the applicant.

  • Prefixes

Evade adding prefix such as Mr. /Mrs. /Shri. Etc.

There is always a stepwise method to get DSC registration. LegalRaahi is your online CA/CS guide which can assist you with DSC Registration in India.