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A Digital Signature Certificate is one of most crucial documents required for addition of a designated partner as well as for future corporate activities. Prior to the commencement of the addition process, it is necessary for the proposed designated partner to have such certificate. It is issued by certain Certification Agencies appointed by the Controller of Certification Agencies and is governed by the provisions given in the Information Technologies Act, 2000. The purpose of a Digital Signature Certificate is to authenticate and certify the documents submitted electronically. Such certificates are valid for a period of one to two years and need to be reissued after the expiry of such period.

All filings done under MCA21 require authentication using a Class-II or above category Digital Signature Certificate.


A Digital Signature Certificate can be obtained by filing an application with any of the following certifying agency:

  1. National Informatics Center (NIC)
  2. IDRBT Certifying Authority
  3. SafeScrypt CA Services, Sify Communications Ltd.
  4. (n) Code Solutions CA
  6. CDAC
  7. NSDL
  8. Capricorn

In order to get a Digital Signature Certificate, one can either approach the nearest branch of any of the above agencies, with original supporting documents and self-attested copies. It can also be obtained using Aadhar based eKYC based authentication. The process can take up to three to seven working days.


  1. It is mandatory for conducting compliance on MCA website
  2. It is useful while availing government facilities
  3. It is also helpful while communicating with the central government and other agencies as it provides authentication and credibility
  4. It is a mandatory document for LLPs as all documents have to be signed and certified using DSC
  5. Appointment of designated partner cannot take place until there is a calid DSC


Proof of identification (Any of the following):

  1. Passport
  2. PAN Card of the applicant
  3. Driving License
  4. Post Office ID card
  5. Bank account passbook containing the photograph with the signature of the applicant and attested by the concerned bank official
  6. Photo ID card issued by the Ministry of Home Affairs of Centre/State Governments
  7. Any Government-issued photo ID card bearing the signature of the applicant
  1. Proof of residence (Any of the following):
    1. AADHAAR Card
    2. Voter ID Card
    3. Driving License (DL)/Registration Certificate (RC)
    4. Water Bill (Not older than 3 Months).
    5. Electricity Bill (Not older than 3 Months)
    6. Latest Bank Statements signed by the bank (Not older than 3 Months)
    7. Service Tax/VAT Tax/Sales Tax registration certificate
    8. Property Tax/ Corporation/ Municipal Corporation Receipt

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