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All about Code Signing Certificate Documents FAQ

What are the requirements to obtain a Comodo code signing certificate?

Here are a few things you should know to help the validation process go smoothly:

  • Use your legal name.

    When filling out the order form make sure you put your legal name in the Publisher Name field. Your legal name can be your personal name if you're ordering individually or a company name if you have a registered company. DBA (Doing Business As) companies can get a certificate in the business name if the name is registered with your local government, a utility company or a bank.

    If you are ordering a code signing certificate in a registered company's name you'll be asked to provide one of the following :

  • Articles of Incorporation/Organization
  • Business License
  • DUNS details (e.g. your Dun & Bradstreet company number, if you have one)
  • A full list of acceptable business documentation from all countries can be found at the bottom of this article.
  • If you are ordering a code signing certificate as an individual (the publisher name being your name). you'll be asked to provide the following :
  • Copy of a valid driver’s license or passport of the domain name registrant
  • Copy of a recent phone bill of the domain name registrant
  • Copy of a recent major utility bill (i.e. power bill, water bill, etc.) or bank statement of the domain name registrant
    (Any bills submitted need to be dated within the last 6 months)
  • You will also be asked to complete the "face to face" verification documented in the Comodo Support Center here
  • Getting a DUNS number is free. US customers can visit the Dunn & Bradstreet registration page and non-US customers can contact their local D&B office through the Dunn & Bradstreet service center page. They have a number of paid services but their free level of registration is all you need to get a DUNS number.
  • Use an Email address at a domain owned by you or your company

    Comodo will look at the WHOIS of the domain you use on the order page so make sure any WhoisGuard or Privacy options have been disabled. You can re-apply any privacy settings once Comodo verified domain ownership. If you would like to check the WHOIS of your domain you can use a free WHOIS tool like the one at our favorite registrar, NameCheap - just click here and choose Whois from the top right.

    Do not use a free email address like Hotmail or Gmail

  • Make sure your phone number is listed in a directory like Superpages, BBB or Dunn and Bradstreet. US customers can add a phone number to the Superpages directory for free at this link. Non-US customers can appear in local phone directories or in one on the following databases :

Remember, all orders are guaranteed - you can order completely risk free. If you don't get your certificate (or don't want it after you do), you get a refund.

Acceptable Documentation from Various Countries:

** Please note, there are other documentation that can qualify. If you have any questions regarding validation or documentation, please contact docs-enquiries@comodogroup.com

Country

Documentation

AKA

Notes

AIA Articles of Incorporation
AIA Certificate of Incorporation
ARG Articles of Incorporation/Registration El reglamento de Constitución de sociedad anónima/Matrícula A translation of all documentation should be provided, if not already in English
ARG Business Licence La Licencia comercial A translation of all documentation should be provided, if not already in English
AUS Certificate of Registration of a Company
AUS Certificate of Registration of Business Name
AUS Certificate of Registration on Change of Name
AUS Copy of ASIC Registration

BEL

Articles of Incorporation/Registration

Les articles d'Incorporation/d'Enregistrement

A translation of all documentation should be provided, if not already in English

BLZ

Certificate of Incorporation

BLZ

Certificate of Incumbancy

BRA

Copy of the Social Contract

Copia de contrato social

A translation of all documentation should be provided, if not already in English

BRA

National Business Registration Card

Cartao de Cadastro Nacional Da Pessoa Juridica

A translation of all documentation should be provided, if not already in English

CAN

Annual Declaration from the General Inspector of Financial Institutions

Declaration Annuelle de Inspectur general des institutions financieres.

A translation of all documentation should be provided, if not already in English

CAN

Business License

CAN

Certificate of Incorporation

Certificat de constitution

A translation of all documentation should be provided, if not already in English

CAN

Certificate of Registration

CAN

Vendor Permit

Permis de vendeur

A translation of all documentation should be provided, if not already in English

CHE

Articles of Incorporation

CHE

Business License

CHE

Extract from the Registry of Commerce

Extrait du Journal de la Registre du Commerce

A translation of all documentation should be provided, if not already in English

CZE

Business License

Vypis z obchodniho rejstriku, vedeneho Karjskym obchodnim soudem v Praze

A translation of all documentation should be provided, if not already in English

DEU

Certificate of trade index entry

Handelsregister

A translation of all documentation should be provided, if not already in English

DEU

Copy of Business Certificate

Gewerbeschein

A translation of all documentation should be provided, if not already in English

DEU

District Court Copy of Articles of Incorporation

Amstgericht kopie des Handelsregistereintrag im Handelsregister

A translation of all documentation should be provided, if not already in English

DEU

Official letter from the Federal bureau for finances

Bundesamt fur Finanzen

A translation of all documentation should be provided, if not already in English

DNK

Certificate of Incorporation

Sammenskrevet Resume

A translation of all documentation should be provided, if not already in English

FIN

Extract from the Register of Companies

Ote Kaupparekisterista

A translation of all documentation should be provided, if not already in English

FRA

Business Licence

Registre de Commerce

A translation of all documentation should be provided, if not already in English

FRA

Extracts from the register of commerce and societies.

Extrait du registre du commerce et des societes

A translation of all documentation should be provided, if not already in English

GBR

Articles of Association

GBR

Articles of Incorporation/Registration

GBR

Certificate of Incorporation on Change of Name

GBR

Non Domestic Rating Notice

GBR

Office of Fair Trading Standard Licence/Renewal

GBR

VAT Certificate

GRC

Certificate of Start Up of a Personal Enterprise

A translation of all documentation should be provided, if not already in English

GRC

Extract from the Business Registry of Athens

A translation of all documentation should be provided, if not already in English

IND

Certificate of Commencement of Business

A translation of all documentation should be provided, if not already in English

IND

Certificate of Incorporation

A translation of all documentation should be provided, if not already in English

IRL

Certificate of Incorporation

IRL

Companies Registration Office certificate of Company Name Registration

ISL

Certificate of Incorporation from Icelandic Register of Enterprises

A translation of all documentation should be provided, if not already in English

ISR

Custom & VAT Department: Certificate and License for Trading

A translation of all documentation should be provided, if not already in English

ISR

Ministry of Justice: Certification of an Incorporation of Company

A translation of all documentation should be provided, if not already in English

ITA

Proof of Existence of a Company released by the Chamber of Commerce in Italy

Visura Camerale

A translation of all documentation should be provided, if not already in English

JPN

Business Licence

A translation of all documentation should be provided, if not already in English

JPN

Seal Certificate

A translation of all documentation should be provided, if not already in English

MEX

Copy of Entry in the Federal Registration of Contributors

Inscripcion en el Registro Federak de Contribuyentes

A translation of all documentation should be provided, if not already in English

MEX

Company creation bill

A translation of all documentation should be provided, if not already in English

MEX

Mexican business license

A translation of all documentation should be provided, if not already in English

MEX

Mexican IRS card

A translation of all documentation should be provided, if not already in English

MEX

Cheque with company name

A translation of all documentation should be provided, if not already in English

MEX

Back accounts

A translation of all documentation should be provided, if not already in English

MEX

Passport or licence of the legal guardian of the company

A translation of all documentation should be provided, if not already in English

MLT

Certificate of Compliance

NLD

Articles of Incorporation/Registration

Artikelen van Onderneming/Inschrijving

A translation of all documentation should be provided, if not already in English

NLD

Extract from the Commercial Register of the Chamber of Commerce and Industries for Amsterdam

Kamer Van Koophandel, Amsterdam

A translation of all documentation should be provided, if not already in English

NOR

Business Registration Certificate

Bronnoysundregistrene

A translation of all documentation should be provided, if not already in English

NZL

Certificate of Incorporation

PAL

Letter from Chamber of Commerce & Industry

A translation of all documentation should be provided, if not already in English

PHL

Articles of Incorporation/Registration

A translation of all documentation should be provided, if not already in English

POL

Certificate of Registration in the Register of Economic Activities.

Ewidecji Dzialalnoscu Gospodanczej

A translation of all documentation should be provided, if not already in English

POL

Documentation from Department of Treasury

Urzad Skarbowy

A translation of all documentation should be provided, if not already in English

POL

REGON - Certificate of registration in the National Official Register of the Nationalised Industries Units

Krajowy Rejestr Urzedowy Podmiotow Gospodarki Marodowej

A translation of all documentation should be provided, if not already in English

PRI

Business Registration Certificate

Registro de Corp

PRT

Collective Person Identification Card

Cartão de Identificação De Pessoa Colectiva

A translation of all documentation should be provided, if not already in English

SWE

Article of Incorporation

A translation of all documentation should be provided, if not already in English

SWE

Letter of Incorporation

A translation of all documentation should be provided, if not already in English

SWE

Patent Registration Documentation

A translation of all documentation should be provided, if not already in English

TUR

Certificate of Good Standing from Chamber of Commerce

Ticaret Odasi, Faaliyet Belgesi

A translation of all documentation should be provided, if not already in English

TUR

Company Signatory List

Imza

A translation of all documentation should be provided, if not already in English

TUR

Extract from Companies Gazeteer

Sicil Gazetesi

A translation of all documentation should be provided, if not already in English

TUR

Tax Form

Vergi Levhasi

A translation of all documentation should be provided, if not already in English

TUR

Turkish Id

Turkiye Cumhuriyeti Nufus Cuzdani

A translation of all documentation should be provided, if not already in English

UAE

Professional Licence

A translation of all documentation should be provided, if not already in English

USA

Sales & Use Tax Permit

USA

Business License/Certificate

USA

Business Registration Certificate

USA

Certificate of Acceptance of Appointment by Resident Agent

USA

Certificate of Assumed Business Name

USA

Certificate of Authority

USA

Certificate of Change of Resident Agent and/or Location of Registered Office

USA

Certificate of Exempt Status

USA

Certificate of Existence with Status in Good Standing

USA

Certificate of Formation

USA

Certificate of Incorporation

USA

Certificate of Ownership for Unincorporated Business or Profession

USA

Certificate of Payment of Business Tax

USA

Certificate of Withholding Identification Number

USA

Certificate/Articles of Amendment

USA

Certificate/Articles of Organisation

USA

Corporate Charter

USA

Corporation Annual Report

USA

Corporation Estimated Tax Form

USA

Declaration of Proprietership or Partnership Registration

USA

Employer Identification Number Application

USA

Fictitious Business Name Statement

USA

Filing endorsement

USA

Filing receipt

USA

General Excise Tax License

USA

Merchant's Certificate of Registration

USA

Notary Public Identification Card

USA

Occupational Tax Certificate/Licence

USA

Organization Action in Writing of Incorporation

USA

Privilege License

USA

Public Records Filing for a New Business Entity

USA

Restatement and Revision of Partnership Agreement

USA

Sellers Permit

USA

Statement of Partnership Agreement

USA

Trade Name Registration Form

USA

Trade Name Renewal Form

USA

Transaction Privilege Tax License

USA

Zoning Permit

ZAF

Amended Founding Statement

ZAF

Certificate of change of name of company

Sertifikaat van verandering van naam van maatskappy

A translation of all documentation should be provided, if not already in English

ZAF

Certificate of Incorporation

Sertifikaat van Inlywing

A translation of all documentation should be provided, if not already in English

ZAF

FoundingStatement