The EPFO website makes it clear that "To attest and forward claims online, the employers are required to register Digital Signature Certificate (DSC) with EPFO. Digital Signature Certificate of class 2 and class 3 category issued by a licensed Certifying Authority (CA)
needs to be registered for the purpose." However, uploading the Digital Signature is a bit lengthy but quite easy and following the below-mentioned steps will lead you to the same.

Log in to the EPF online web portal 
  • Once logged in, click on Establishment tab and from the drop-down menu select Digital Signature 
  • Once you click it, the Digital Signature Registration Page will pop up 
  • Fill in the required details and from Type of Registration select 'Sign with USB token' and hit submit 
  • In the next page, the dialogue box will show an activate Java  
  • Click it and tap on ‘allow and remember’ 
  • The processing will start and may take some time 
  • A pop up will show where it will as if Java needs to be activated or not. 
  • Choose the ‘run’ tab 
  • The next window will ask you to register to your particular DSC 
  • Once you click register DSC, type in the pin received 
  • After successfully registering it, it will show a dialogue box, confirming you about the same 
  • Now go back to Establishment and then tap Digital Signature again 
  • A bar will show 'view registered signature' 
  • Tapping it will open your registered details. 
  • Then tap on ‘request letter’ and download the pdf file. 
  • Sign the given document and send it to the concerned PF office. 
  • Now you are set and if all documents provided are verified successfully, your digital signature will get approved 

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