What Documents Are Needed to Order a Business (EV) SSL Certificate?

Before issuing a certificate, Sectigo, our partnering Certificate Authority, is required by industry standard to verify your identity and contact information using both documents you send and publicly listed information. Therefore, you should both send in the necessary documents and check public listings of your company’s contact information to make sure they are up to date.

After you have provided the needed documents there is also a phone verification process used to validate your identity.


Since the validation process does take time, we recommend that you start any certificate renewals at least one month before the expiration of the previous SSL certificate.

Check Public Information

Sectigo is required to use information listed on third party sites to verify your information. Most commonly, Sectigo uses information listed in the Dun and Bradstreet database as the source of public information. Therefore, we recommend checking this database to make sure your information is present and up to date. This includes:

  • The name of the company, or public body

  • The name of the legal representative

  • The telephone number associated with your adminstering Gandi account, usually your business account.

The information listed in Dun and Bradstreet should match the information you provide to Sectigo.

Provide the Necessary Documents

The following documents are needed to validate your Business certificate:

  • A certificate of registration, or other such document showing the company’s creation, that has been issued within the past 3 months of the order, and that shows the name of the company.

  • A completed Business SSL certificate request. Use a short form if a single person is acting as a single person will be acting as the certificate requester, certificate approver, and contract signer or the long form if this is not the case.

  • A signed Business SSL certificate subscriber agreement form.

The required documents must be sent directly to Sectigo, which will be responsible for the verification of your documents.

Please send the required documents using the form available on this page.

Or, fax your documents to:

  • +1-866-446-7704 USA and Canada

  • +1-801-303-9359 Elsewhere in the world

Telephone Validation

Once these documents have been sent, Sectigo will contact you directly to complete the verification process. This phone call cannot be scheduled, and it will come through your publicly listed business number.