What do I need to validate an EV certificate?

Extended Validation (EV) Certificates provide the best Internet Data Encryption and Identity Assurance available. Before any EV SSL Certificate can be issued, the Certification Authority must independently obtain and validate information about the organization that requires the certificate, including verification of the physical address and registered business identity.

You will receive a “Welcome Email” with the order ID of your Certificate that will be reflected as the order ID on the Certificate Authority’s side. Please quote this Order Number in all correspondence.

All the Extended Validation Certificates are available only for registered Companies and Organizations. To pass through validation process for the certificates of this type of validation, company name should be listed in an official government database as well as in a third party database (such as DUN & Bradstreet, hoovers.com) which verifies the operational existence of a company.

If you have a Company or an Organization and are going to purchase an EV Certificate, check Comodo (now Sectigo CA) validation requirements.

To process your Comodo (now Sectigo) Certificate please fill in the EV SSL Subscriber Agreement and Certificate Request Form (forms for both are sent with the Welcome email for your EV certificate from Comodo/Sectigo), and return the *signed* documents, quoting your Order Number via fax or Comodo (Sectigo) Support Ticket system, so that Comodo (Sectigo) EV Validation Team can proceed with validation of your organization and issue the certificate in a timely manner.

In rare cases EV Validation Team may request additional data such as bank account details, a copy of the company registration document, or a legal opinion letter.

     Below you can see how an installed EV Certificate looks in a browser


If you are not a part of an organization, EV certificate issuance might still be possible for you. Please refer here for more details.


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