Saturday, May 23, 2015

What are Required Documents for Foreign Vendors to get DSC?

Class 3 Digital Signature Certificate is required for Foreign Vendors to participate in Global Tenders published by Indian Railways through IREPS web application. Foreign Vendors can get easily registered on IREPS after getting their Class 3 Digital Signature Certificate.

CCA (Controller of Certifying Authorities) issued the following guidelines for Issuance of DSC to Foreign Nationals:

Guidelines for Issuance of DSC to Foreign Nationals

In respect of Verification of identity credentials of Foreign Nationals applying for Digital Signature Certificates under IT Act 2000, the following method shall be followed.

Hague Convention/ Apostille Treaty: is an international treaty drafted by the Hague Conference on Private International Law. It specifies the modalities through which a document issued in one of the signatory countries can be certified for legal purposes in all the other signatory states.
  1. Verification of identity and address documents for foreign nationals
    • Foreign national is residing in native country
      • If the native country is a signatory of Hague Convention: For attestation, proof of identity, address proof and photo on DSC application should be notarized by the Public Notary of that foreign country and apostilled by the competent authority of that foreign country.
      • If the native country is not a signatory of Hague Convention: For attestation, proof of identity, address proof and photo on DSC application should be notarized by the Public Notary of that foreign country and consularized by the competent authority of that foreign country.
      • Documents required: Passport, Application form with Photo(all attested).
    • Foreign national residing in India: The following documents should be certified by Individual's Embassy
      • Resident Permit certificate issued by Assistant Foreigner Regional Registration. Officer, an officer of Bureau of Immigration India.
      • Passport
      • Visa
      • Application form with Photo(attested)
    • Foreign national neither in India nor in the native country: The following documents should be certified by the local embassy of the country to which the person belongs
      • Passport
      • Visa
      • Application form with Photo(attested)
    • Foreign Nationals holding OCI passport: For foreign nationals with Indian dual citizenship (OCI passport issued by Govt of India and living in India)
      • For DSC with Indian address, the identity and address proof requirements shall be same as Indian nationals living in India.
      • For DSC with a foreign address, the copy of their native country passport shall be treated as identity and address proof.
      • No appostilisation and consularisation is required.
      • For DSC application and attestation requirements shall be same as Indian nationals living in India.
      • If applicant not in India then he/she will have to follow the process of a foreign DSC applicant
  2. Organisational person DSC for the first three categories of above para 1: For organisational person DSC, letter of authorization from the organization should be certified in addition to Proof of identity and address of the DSC applicant as given above.
  3. Physical verification of persons for Class 3 DSC for foreign nationals: For Class 3 Physical verification, a CA should make available a tamper proof video capture facility in CA application. The video recording of the interactive session with DSC applicant by using the facility provided by CA application should not be less than one minute. The CA should verify the same prior to issuance of DSC to DSC applicant.

1 comment :

  1. I want to become vendor for ireps. But I don't have any space for office. Can I do think work?

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