Digital Key
Registration

Digital Key Registration

Digital key registration stands for Digital Signature Certificate. Digital Signature Certificates (DSC) can be used to sign documents digitally. In India, DSC are issued by authorized certifying authorities. You can obtain a DSC from one of the authorized DSC-issuing certifying authorities, post which DSC Registration needs to be done at the portal. Note that the GST portal accepts only PAN based Class II and III Digital signature.

DSC Registration for user authentication is mandatory for companies and Limited Liability Partnerships (LLP). All other registered persons can also use DSC to authenticate a user. Let us now understand how to register Digital key signature in GST portal:

Documents Required For Digital Key Registration

digital signature is an electronic method used for authenticating the identity of the person filing an Income Tax Return. It is used for submitting various forms with the Government of India. To obtain a digital signature certificate, the applicant must submit the required documents to the service provider. The types of documents required for Digital key registration differs based on the applicant type. In this article, we provide a comprehensive list of documents required for obtaining a digital signature in India.

General Instructions

While submitting the digital signature application form, please follow the general instructions listed below:

  • Signature of the applicant should be in Blue Ink only
  • Signature of the applicant should be as it is in Identity Proof
  • Photo of the applicant in application form should be signed across by the applicant
  • All supporting documents should be attested by either of Gazetted Officer / Bank Manager / Post Master
  • For proof of attesting officer, either one of the below is mandatory –
    • Contact Details of Attesting Officer including the name, designation, office address and contact number. This should be as part of attestation. If provided separately, it should be attested either by the Applicant or Attesting Officer; or
    • Self Attested copy of Organisational Identity card of Attesting Officer
  • Organizational Documents can also be attested by Authorized Signatory. However, if the taxpayer fails to get the Organizational Documents attested by the authorized signatory, in such cases an attested copy of the organisational ID Card of the authorized signatory is mandatory.

Documents Required For Indian Nationals

In case the applicant is an Indian National, please submit the following documents for identity and address proof:

Identity Proof Digital Key Registration

  1. Passport
  2. PAN Card of the Applicant
  3. Driving Licence
  4. Post Office ID Card
  5. Bank Account Passbook containing the photograph and signed by an individual with attestation 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 signatures of the individual

Address Proof Digital Key Registration

  1. AADHAAR Card
  2. Voter ID Card
  3. Driving Licence (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

Documents Required For Foreign Nationals

In case the applicant is a Foreign National, please submit the following documents for identity and address proof:

Identity Proof Digital Key Registration

  1. Attested copy of Applicant Passport
  2. Attested copy of VISA (If the applicant is out of a foreign country).
  3. Attested copy of Resident Permit certificate (If the applicant is in India)

Address Proof Digital Key Registration

  1. Attested copy of Applicant Passport
  2. Attested copy of any other Government issued Address Proof

The identity and address proof of foreign nationals must be attested by the following authorities:

  1. Embassy of Native Country (If applicant is not a citizen of India)
  2. Apostilized by Native Country, after Public Notary (if the country is in Hague Convention)
  3. Consularized by Native Country, after Public Notary (if the country is not in Hague Convention)