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Certification & Attestation

The attestation of a Chartered Accountant on a certificate or any such document is of immense value since it usually signifies that the Chartered Accountant, in his professional opinion, has ensured that there is no misrepresentation by the entity issuing/submitting such a document. A prime example of this being an audit report issued by the auditor in respect of the financial statements of an entity stating the financial statements reflect a true and fair view of the state of affairs of the entity. It is because of this attestation or signature made by the Chartered Accountant that the investors and other stakeholders can rely on the performance of an entity.

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Get the Certification & Attestations done

Created by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

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It usually takes 3 to 5 working days.

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Services Covered

  • Certifications & Attestations of documents.
Who Should Buy
  • Any Individual or Business
How It's Done

    • Purchase of plan
    • Upload documents
    • Verification of documents
    • Attesting & Certifying
Documents Required
  • Documents along with supporting that needs to be attested or certified.

Introduction

It is being observed that certain unscrupulous individuals are forging signatures while posing as Chartered Accountants to issue certificates and other such documents with the intent of misleading the authorities. In view of the above, the Institute of Chartered Accountants of India (ICAI), has developed a method of securing the documents issued by a Chartered Accountant by issuing a Unique Document Identification Number (UDIN). The official announcement is available on the ICAI website.

What is UDIN?

It is a unique number generated on the UDIN portal for every certificate and other such documents that have been attested by a Chartered Accountant who’ve registered themselves on the portal.

How to Register on the UDIN portal?

Full time Practicing Chartered Accountants (CAs with COP) need to first register themselves on the UDIN portal in order to generate the UDIN for every document that is to be attested.

Step 1: Go to the following link: https://udin.icai.org/?mode=myicai

Step 2: Click on first-time users and enter the six-digit membership number, date of birth and date of enrolment and click on the button ‘Send OTP’.




Step 3: Enter the OTP as received on the mobile number and e-mail address registered with ICAI and click on ‘Continue’. The system-generated login credentials for the UDIN portal will be sent on the e-mail address registered with ICAI.  


How to generate UDIN for a document?

The following steps need to be followed after registering on the UDIN portal:

Step 1: Go to the following link: https://udin.icai.org/?mode=myicai Log in using the credentials received on the e-mail address registered with ICAI.  

Note: The password for the UDIN portal can be changed at any time. It is recommended to do so after the first login.

Step 2: Click on ‘Generate UDIN’.  


Step 3: Enter the required details such as Membership Registration Number, Name, E-mail ID, Firm Registration Number, Firm Name, Client Reference Code / Number, Document Description, Date of Document, Keywords and values and click on ‘Send OTP’. The ‘keyword’ as mentioned above implies any keyword and its corresponding value / amount as contained in the document for which the UDIN is generated. For example, if the Chartered Accountant is certifying the turnover of an entity, one of the keywords could be ‘Turnover’ along with the corresponding turnover amount as its value. Note that at least 3 keywords and their corresponding values need to be provided for a document. The maximum number of keywords that can be given are 5.

Step 4: The OTP will be sent on the e-mail address and mobile number registered with ICAI. After entering the OTP, a preview of the details entered will be available for verification. In case there are any changes in the details, press ‘Back’, else click on ‘Submit’.  

Note that once the data is submitted, it cannot be deleted or modified. Therefore it is advised that all the entered details should be carefully checked before submission.


Step 5: The UDIN will now be generated. Such UDIN may be used on the document by mentioning it using a pen or as a watermark on the document.

What is the format of UDIN?

The UDIN would be a 15 digit number generated in the following format:

  • The first 6 digits would be the Membership Registration Number of the Chartered Accountant.
  • The next 6 digits would be the date of issuance of certificate in dd/mm/yy format and
  • The last 3 digits would be the serial number of the document as generated by the UDIN portal.


X X X X X X / X X X X X X / X X X Membership no. / d d m m y y / Sl. No.

Verification of Documents using UDIN

As discussed earlier, the UDIN is an initiative taken by ICAI in an effort to curb misrepresentation by third persons posing as Chartered Accountants who forge signatures on documents to mislead authorities.

With the UDIN, the respective authorities such as banks, RBI, Income Tax Department, etc. can check the validity of the documents issued by the Chartered Accountant. Since the UDIN can be generated by the Chartered Accountants only via the UDIN portal, the validity of the attested document can be checked by using its UDIN. The document can also be found by using the Firm Registration Number (FRN), Client Reference Code, Date of Document, etc. through the UDIN portal.

Major Types of Certificates to be issued by Chartered Accountants:

S. No.Type of Certificates to be registered at UDIN Portal
1Certificates issued on the basis of Financial books of accounts and annual financial statements-Capital Contribution Certificate/ net worth certificate
2Certificates issued on the basis of Financial books of accounts and annual financial statements – Turnover Certificate
3Certificates issued on the basis of Financial books of accounts and annual financial statements -Working Capital Certificate/ Net Working Capital Certificate
4Certificates issued on the basis of Statutory records being maintained under Indian Companies Act, 2013 and applicable provisions
5Certification of Fair Values of Shares of Company for the scope of merger/ de-merger, Buy Back, Allotment of further shares and transfer of shares from resident to non-resident.
6Certificates for Foreign Remittance outside India in form 15CB.
7Net worth Certificates for Bank finances
8Net worth Certificates for Bank Guarantee
9Net worth Certificates for Student Study Loan
10Net worth Certificates for Issuance of Visa by Foreign Embassy
11Certificate in respect of Liquid Asset under Section 45-IB of RBI Act, 1945
12Certification of arms length price u/s 92 of the income Tax Act, 1961.
13Certificates for  funds/ Grants utilisation  for NGO’s
14Certificates for  funds/ Grants utilisation  for Statutory Authority
15Certificates for  funds/ Grants utilisation
Under FERA/FEMA/other Laws
16Certificates for  funds/ Grants utilisation
Charitable trust/institution
17Certification under the Income-Tax laws for various Deductions, etc.
18Certification for claim of refund under GST Act and other Indirect Taxes.
19Certification under Exchange Control legislation for imports, remittances, ECB,DGFT,EOU, etc
20Certificates in relation to initial Public Issue/ compliances under ICDR and LODR.
21Certificate issued by Statutory Auditors of Banks
22Certificate issued by Statutory Auditors of Insurance Companies
23Additional Certification  by Concurrent Auditors of Banks not forming part  of the concurrent audit assignment
24Certificate of Short Sale of securities issued by Concurrent Auditors of Treasury Department of Banks
25Certificate of physical verification of securities issued by Concurrent Auditors of Treasury Department of Banks
26Certificate issued for KYC purpose to banks confirming sole proprietorship
27Certificate Regarding  Sources of Income
28Certificates for Claiming Deductions and Exemptions under various Rules and Regulations
29Certificates issued under LLP Act
30RBI Statutory Auditor Certificate for NBFCs
31Certificate issued under RERA
32Others