Digital Signature Certificate (DSC) is required by the officials like directors of the Company/LLP, Chartered Accountants of the companies, etc. After the incorporation of the business entity, the authorized officials require DSC to file the returns regarding the business. It is also required to verify its documents.
It is a document or a security password that contain the details of the official such as name, Pincode, e-mail, country or nationality of the holder, etc.
It also has the advantage to reduce the risk of fraud. This certificate helps in validation of the identity of the holder as well as helps in integration of data of the holder. Because of this certificate, the requirement of physical presence of the holder is reduced, which further helps him to utilize his/ her time in other more productive works.
This certificate can be obtained via three ways: 1) by approaching the concerned authority directly 2) by online registration 3) by consulting a third party or intermediator. The applicant must have all the original documents required along with the self-attested copy of these documents. The certificate issuing authorities may demand for the certified documents of the applicant.
The time period of validity of the DSC may range starting from 1 year to 2 years, after which it has to be renewed. The renewal process is as same as the application of the new DSC. The applicant may go to the concerned authority with the original document or may apply renewal online.
Following are the uses of DSC
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