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What documents do I need for Geotrust EV?

Organization Validation certifies, in addition to domain name ownership, additional information about the organization or business that has requested the SSL. This information includes the name of the entity, the city, state and country in which it is headquartered. The issuing authority searches bank or local government sources and databases. In case the details are not confirmed, the payment of documents proving the identity of the applicant and the organization is required.

Of course, the first thing they will check is the electronic confirmation of the existence of your company, on the website  Chamber of Commerce and Industry.

For this reason you will need to confirm that your company actually exists through the Chamber's search, stating the name or distinctive title which should be in English.

Caution! In case of OV SSL all documents to be sent are required by Geotrust to be translated into English.

The documents must be sent from the user himself to the following address:


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3. Trustwave:

Extended Validated SSL have the strictest control procedure, to confirm theorganization’s identity. The certification process is different from Organization certificates, as for EV SSL it is prescribed by the Certification Authority Browser Forum and it includes 6+ 1 levels, which requires submitting documents for:

he first Geotrust control requires 5 working days. Next, you can send the following documents

  1. The exclusive ownership of the domain name.

Because, Thawte states that it also performs a whois check on the domain, in order to confirm that the applicant's name and address are the same as that of the domain owner. You will therefore need to request written confirmation in English of the owner of your domain, from the same registrar you have purchased it from.

  1. The headquarters of the organization.

There is a possibility that they will do a telephone confirmation, so if there is any of your site up in the air, your company's address and phone information will need to be valid.

  1. Natural and legal status.

You may need a copy of your business phone or electricity bill.

  1. Functionality.

Starting a company from the Chamber and/or the Tax Office and/or any other authority, which depends on the formation of your company.
You can join the world-wide company Dunn & Bradstreet , which is internationally accepted,  so that you can add your business there.

You can register to the company Dunn & Bradstreet which is recognized internationally in
order for your company to be added.

Note: 1. The Dunn & Bradstreet registration service is chargeable. You can find more
information about their prices on their website.

2. Unlike other companies, Geotrust does not require you to translate the requested
documents into English.

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