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Why is the Digital Signature Certificate(DSC) required for getting IEC issued from DGFT?

Dec 22, 2021
Why is the Digital Signature Certificate(DSC) required for getting IEC issued from DGFT?

Digital Signature Certificate(DSC) required for getting IEC issued

  • DSC has been reintroduced in IEC to strengthen modification processes and  the IEC issuance.
  • DGFT is introducing support to generic digital signature in the new application which will enable individual and organization based class-2 and class-3 digital signature certificate (DSC). Support to DGFT IEC based certificates will also continue in the new application for a limited time.
  • Digital Signature Certificate (DSC) should be of Class-2 or Class-3 only issued by CCA approved certifying agencies in India. Please refer for the list of licensed DSC providers. User must have a valid DSC that is the validity period of DSC should not be expired. 
  • Also Check - How to register Digital Signature Certificate

  • One Time Setup of Digital Signature Token in your Desktop / Laptop 
  • Users are required to perform the following one time setup in their desktop and laptop machines to enable digital signature software. 
  1. Install drivers from USB Token – Plug in your USB Token key containing the DSC and install the drivers available in your digital signature token drive so that your machine can read the token.
  2. Install Digital Signature Utility - Download and install the eMBridge utility from on your local machine. You will require Administrator rights with full access privilege to install the utility. In case you face any issues while installing the eMBridge utility, please contact us at the DGFT helpline number posted on website or emudhra technical support available on  




System Requirements for Usage of DSC [Digital Signature Certificate]

  1. Desktop Browser: Internet Explorer 11+ / Google Chrome 70+ / Mozilla Firefox 70+ 
  2. Valid class 2 or class 3 Digital Signature Certificate (DSC) obtained from a DSC provider ( 
  3. Windows 32 / 64 bit, Linux, MacOS 
  4. Windows: Admin access to install the eMBridge component (


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