Class 3 Digital Signature Certificates are usually comes with two type of certificates signing certificate and encryption certificate. Class 3 digital signature certificate is the highest class of DSC available in India for Individuals, Organizations, Government Organizations, Banks , Foreign Nationals with 1, 2 & 3 Years valditiy. Signing ONLY Class 3 digital signature certificates are less required and combo ( signing & encryption ) certificates are more required as encryption certificate is securing the transactions / information over the processing.
Main Usage of Class 3 Digital Signature Certificates are eTendering, eProcurement, eBidding, eAuction, Trademark & Patent eFiling, IRCTC eTickering High Court eFiling, Custom & Excise. Class 3 Individual DSC can be obtained by any Individual who is having valid ID & Address Proof of any where in world with required attestation. With initiative of "Digital India" program, now any Individual can obtain DSC through Aadhaar eKYC. Organizations like Prop. , Partnership, Pvt Ltd, LLPs, can authorise someone from their organization to buy DSC. Government Users can also obtain Class 3 DSC on behalf of concerned department.
To ensure authenticity and integrity while issuing class 3 digital signature certificates in India, it is mandatory to verifiy applicant physically by recording a video of 20 seconds for authenticity and proof of issuance of DSC on user request. Government Users are exempted for this video verification subject to their department confirm the same in written.