What kind of documents do I need to submit to get my SSL activated?

  General Questions

To validate a certificate, the certificate authority may usually ask for any one of these documents:

– Articles of Incorporation (with address)
– Government Issued Business License (with address)
– Copy of a recent company bank statement (you may blacken out Account No)
– Copy of a recent company phone bill
– Copy of a recent major utility bill of the company (i.e. power bill, water bill, etc.)
– Current lease agreement for the company

– Certificate of Formation
– Charter Documents
– Registration of Trade Name
– Partnership Papers
– Fictitious Name Statement
– Vendor/Reseller/Merchant License
– Merchant certificate

Comodo (now Sectigo) EV requirements:

Before an EV SSL certificate can be issued, three important steps need to be performed by the EV SSL Certificate vendor. The steps are:

  1. Confirm the existence of the Company through 3rd party sources
  2. Verify that the request has been made on behalf of the company
  3. Obtain mutual confirmation of the request between the Certificate Authority and the requesting party

The detailed information regarding Comodo (now Sectigo) validation requirements can be found here: