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MCA Portal: How to Associate DSC?

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Hiral Vakil

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Last updated on May 5th, 2021

MCA portal provides online services related to registration and filing of statutory documents for Indian company/ LLP. Digital Signature Certificate (DSC) is required for online filing of documents. Therefore it is important to first associate/ register DSC on MCA Portal. You can associate DSC for any of the following roles of an individual:

In case you lose the registered DSC, you can also update the registered DSC on MCA Portal. For that, you need to use Update DSC service on MCA Portal.

Steps to Associate / Register DSC on MCA

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  1. Go to the MCA Portal

    Access the mca.gov.in. Click on MCA Services > DSC Services > Associate DSCMCA-Portal-Associate-DSC-MCA-Services (1)

  2. Select the Role of an individual from the dropdown list.

    Select Director from the dropdown list if you are associating director’s DSC.MCA-Associate-DSC-Select-the-Role (1)

  3. Enter the required details of an individual.

    In the case of director add DIN/DPIN, First Name, Last Name and DOB of a director. Click on Next.MCA-Associate-DSC-Add-details (1)

  4. Enter Email id and click on Select Certificate to browse DSC certificate.

    Click on the checkbox to agree to the declaration and click on Submit.MCA-Portal-Associate-DSC-Submit

A confirmation message will be displayed upon successful submission.

FAQs

I have a provisional DIN. Can I register my DSC on MCA Portal?

No. Only those director with approved DIN can register DSC on MCA Portal.

Whether all the directors are required to register their DSC on the MCA Portal?

No. Only those directors who will be signing the eForms on behalf of the company are required to register DSC on the MCA portal.

Do I need to register my DSC multiple times for each company in which I am a director?

No. You only need to register your DSC one time.

Is PAN mandatory for DSC registration of a person other than the director?

Yes. PAN is mandatory for Manager, Secretary and Practising Professionals for DSC registration.