Digital Signature Certificate

Digital Signature


A digital signature or ID is more commonly known as a digital certificate. To digitally sign an Office document, you must have a current (not expired) digital certificate. Digital certificates are typically issued by a certificate authority (CA), which is a trusted third-party entity that issues digital certificates for use by other parties. There are many commercial third-party certificate authorities from which you can either purchase a digital certificate or obtain a free digital certificate. Many institutions, governments, and corporations can also issue their own certificates.

A digital certificate is necessary for a digital signature because it provides the public key that can be used to validate the private key that is associated with a digital signature. Digital certificates make it possible for digital signatures to be used as a way to authenticate digital information.

Certificates serve as proof of identity of an individual or organization for a certain purpose on online / computer. Digital Signature Certificate (DSC) Certificate can be presented electronically to prove your identity, to access information or services on the Internet or to sign certain documents digitally manually.

• Digital Signature Certificate (DSC) Applicants can directly approach Certifying Authorities (CAs) with original supporting documents, and self-attested copies will be sufficient in this case

• DSCs can also be obtained, wherever offered by CA, using Aadhar eKYC based authentication, and supporting documents are not required in this case
• A letter/certificate issued by a Bank containing the DSC applicant’s information as retained in the Bank database can be accepted. Such letter/certificate should be certified by the Bank Manager .

Physical documents are signed manually, similarly, electronic documents, for example e-forms are required to be signed digitally using a Digital Signature Certificate.

A licensed Certifying Authority (CA) issues the digital signature. Certifying Authority (CA) means a person who has been granted a license to issue a digital signature certificate under Section 24 of the Indian IT-Act 2000.

The list of licensed CAs along with their contact information is available on the MCA portal. Certifying Authorities

The different types of Digital Signature Certificates are:

Class 2: Here, the identity of a person is verified against a trusted, pre-verified database.

Class 3: This is the highest level where the person needs to present himself or herself in front of a Registration Authority (RA) and prove his/ her identity.

Documents Required for Digital Signature Certificate:- (All copies of documents should be self-attested by the customer)

Person photograph

Proof of identity.

A self attested copy of PAN Card.

Proof of residence - a copy of latest utility bill.

Mobile number

Email id


Print application form as per your requirement

Complete documents as per list above

After confirmation please make the necessary payment

Send documents by courier or ask for a pickup

Receive your digital signature through courier or collect from our office.

Way We Can Assist You With Design Registration

Supplication Arrangement

A Capital Flow Expert will prepare the Design Registration. We will arrange your application within 4-6 working days based on your details.

Supplication Filing

After the Design application is prepared and signed by you, we can file it with the Design Registrar electronically.

Design Registration

Once the Design application is filed with the Registrar, the Government processing will start.

Important Aspects of Design Registration


Ministry Action

A Capital Flow professional expert will help you in the registration of your Design. Hence there is no warranty for the Design registration. It is a process which is provided by the Registrar based on the Facts and premises of each case.



All the list of Design registrations will be maintained in a file and published by the patent office to put competitors in a notice to avoid complexions. In case of infringement, the owner of the Design register can take a legal action.



Post-filing of a Design registration application, it is important to periodically LOAN the status of the application until its processing on the Government side. Design registration application process sometimes requires various time-bound response or action from the applicant.



Designs registered under the Designs Act are protected for a period of ten years, renewable by another 5 years. However, design registration mainly applies only to designs applied by an industrial process on any article.