Digital Signature Certificate (DSC) prove the identity of the individual to sign the documents or forms digitally or electronically. It contains all the necessary information about the applicant like name, country, and pin code, date of certificate issuance and name of the concerned CA.
It automatically fetches the required details whenever you are filing a form and can be either in sign or sign and encrypt both. You can use DSC to file income tax and returns, sign forms on MCA or even in e-ticketing.
The Ministry of Corporate Affairs (MCA) have authorized DSC Registration in India only through CA (Certifying Authorities)
MCA has authorized various certificate providers who can issue DSC through a registered Certifying Agent. The registration process takes about 2 working days to complete. Follow these steps to acquire a DSC.
You can also track the status of your DSC through the application number sent to your register mobile number/e-mail post submission of the form. A different status will show up each time the application proceeds further in the registration process.
The different status that can show up during your registration are –
It is mandatory to conduct a Video Verification during the DSC Registration Process. Upon submission of the application form, you will receive a SMS with a link to make the video.
The e-mail will also suggest options through which you can make the video which includes.
Step 1: Select the Web Browser option which will automatically take you to the authorized gateway.
Step 2: Fill the necessary details. (Application number and the name of the applicant).
Step 3: Once you submit the details, a next screen will show up instructing you to START RECORDING.
Step 4: Answer the questions that will come up on the screen and click on next/proceed button until you answer all of them.
Step 5: On completion, you can preview the video to make sure there is no error in the voice or video quality.
Step 6: Submit the video to complete the verification process.