PROCEDURE

Application Submission- The Digital Signature Applicant must submit the Digital Signature Application along with the relevant documents in hard copy format through courier.

Digital Signature Approval- Once the Digital Signature application is received by LegalVista, the application will be immediately processed and Digital Signature will be issued in next day or two.

Courier- Once the Digital Signature USB token is ready, LegalVista can courier the USB token to your address or hold for pickup at one of our Offices.

 

DOCUMENTS REQUIRED

Application Form with required Documents

Passport Size Photo

PAN and ID Proof Self Certified Copies

Mobile Verification is Required

 

REASONS TO DIGITAL SIGNATURE

Class I Digital Signatures – Class I type of Digital Signatures are only used for securing email communication.The class I of digital signature is not used now a days and it is not very popular.

Class II Digital SignatureClass II Digital Signatures are used for Income Tax E-Filing, Company or LLP Incorporation, Annual Return Filing, etc., Class II Digital Signatures are required to file documents electronically with the Ministry of Corporate Affairs and Income Tax Department.

Class III Digital Signature Class III Digital Signatures provide the highest level of assurance and are used for E-Auctions and E-Tendering. Government entities like the Indian Railways, Banks, etc., require Class III Digital Signatures to participate in their E-Tenders.

E-Token- Digital Signature Certificate are stored on a secure USB flash drive called a E-Token . The Digital Signature Certificate stored in the USB flash drive must be connected to a computer to electronically sign a document.

Validity- Digital Signatures usually come with a validity of one or two years. The validity of the Digital Signature can be renewed once the term of the previous Digital Signature expires.

 

FAQ’s

Q. What is a Digital Signature?

A Digital Signature is the equivalent of a physical signature in electronic format, as it establishes the identity of the sender of an electronic document in the Internet. Digital Signatures are used in India for online transactions such as Income Tax E-Filing, Company or LLP Incorporation, Filing Annual Return, E-Tenders, etc., There are three types of Digital Signatures, Class I, Class II and Class III Digital Signature. Digital Signature Certificate (DSC) is a code which helps you to sign on the computers efficiently. The authenticity of Digital Signature is as same as in the physical signature. Digital Signatures are very common now a days and you need it everywhere from filing of company registration to filing the income tax returns online.

Q. Who can obtain a Digital Signature?

A Digital Signature can be obtained by any person (Indian Citizen and Foreign Nationals) and any type of business entity (Partnership, LLP, Company, Trust and others)

Q. What is DSC Certifying Authority?

Certifying Authorities are the authorities empowered by Controller of Certifying Authorities to Issue Digital Signature Certificates in India and the following are:

  • Safescrypt
  • NIC
  • IDRBT
  • TCS
  • GNFC
  • e-MudhraCA

Q. How to use digital signature certificate?

Using a Digital Signature Certificate is simple as now a days all the DSC tokens coming are plug n play in nature. One needs to install the software of the DSC token in the system and keep the JAVA updated in the system, so that he/she can easily use the DSC in the system.

Q. How to use digital signature in income tax returns?

Digital signatures provide a high level of security for authentication and nonrepudiation along with convenience and easy usability. So, for using the DSC on Income Tax Website, you first need to generate the signature file with the help of DSC management utility available on Income Tax Website.

Once the Signature file gets generated, the same needs to be uploaded while filing the Income Tax Return and your return gets signed.