Class 3 Individual Certificates

Class-3 Certificates are issued to individuals as well as companies & government organizations. They can be used both for personal & commercial purposes. They are typically used for e-commerce applications such as electronic data interchange, e-banking and membership based online services, such as e-auctioning, e-Tendering Portal, e-Procurement where security is a major concern.

The level of trust created by the Digital Certificate is based on the authentication procedures used by the CA to verify your identity and the service guarantees offered by the CA to back up that authentication.

Various procedures are used by the Certifying Authorities to determine your candidature which also includes evidence of your identity, before issuing you the Class-3 Certificate. During the verification procedure, you need to be physically (personally) present before a Licensing Registration Authority (LRA), qualified by CA due to their neutrality & reliability. These validation procedures determine stronger guarantee of an applicant’s identity.

This level is highly recommended in the environments where threats to data are high or the consequences due to failure of security services are high. This may include very high-value monetary trading or high levels of fraud risk.

Documents required for Class 3 Digital Signature Certificate – Individual

  • Applicant’s self-attested(Signature across photo) passport-size photograph
  • Address proof (Voter ID or Passport or Driving License or Aadhaar)
  • Pan Card photocopy
  • Note: Only BLUE INK should be used for the Application & Signature. All the documents need to be self-attested and should also have Seal & signature of the Gazetted Officer or Bank Manager or Head Post Master – along with the attestation officer Name & Contact number is mandatory on all documents.

Documents required for Class 3 Organization Digital Signature Certificate for Sole Proprietorship/Partnership/Company

  • Applicant’s self-attested passport-size photograph (Signature across photo)
  • Photocopy of Pan Card of the Individual
  • Organization’s Pan Card photocopy (Applicable for Partnership and Private Ltd. Company)
  • Address proof (Voter ID or Passport or Driving License or Aadhaar)
  • Company Registration Copy (which include VAT Copy, Service Tax, Certificate of Incorporation
  • Partnership firms will need to present Partnership Deed
  • List of Directors with seal & signature on company letter head (for Pvt. Ltd. Firm)
  • Attested copy of Last Audit Report and annual return (First 2 pages) (for Pvt. Limited Firm)
  • Attested copy of Article and Memorandum of Association/Rules/By Laws (First 2 pages) (for Private Ltd. Firm)
  • Bank Statement – Latest 2 Pages (Attested by Bank Manager)
  • Last Year IT returns copy
  • Note: Application & Signature should be in BLUE INK only. All the documents have to be self-attested (with Seal & Signature) and also Gazetted Officer or Bank Manager or Head Post Master – Seal & Signature along with the attestation officer Name & Contact number is mandatory on all documents.