Can anyone purchase an Extended Validation certificate?
How can purchase an Extended Validation certificate
Because of the level of proof required by the CA/Browser Forum, organizations must be listed with an official registration agency in their jurisdiction. Corporations, general partnerships, unincorporated associations, government agencies and sole proprietorships may apply if they have a valid license, charter or equivalent verifiable through that registration agency.
The requesting organization may not be located in a country or be part of an industry identified on a government prohibited list. Individuals and unregistered organizations are currently not eligible for SSL certificates with Extended Validation.
Certification Authorities (CAs) may only issue EV SSL Certificates to Private Organizations, Government Entities, Business Entities and Non-Commercial Entities that satisfy the requirements specified below.
An Applicant qualifies as a Private Organization if:
- The entity’s legal existence is created or recognized by a filing with (or an act of) the Incorporating or Registration Agency in its Jurisdiction of Incorporation or Registration (e.g., by issuance of a certificate of incorporation, registration number, etc.) or created or recognized by a Government Agency (e.g. under a charter, treaty, convention, or equivalent recognition instrument);
- The entity designated with the Incorporating or Registration Agency a Registered Agent, a Registered Office (as required under the laws of the Jurisdiction of Incorporation or Registration), or an equivalent facility;
- The entity is not designated on the records of the Incorporating or Registration Agency by labels such as “inactive,” “invalid,” “not current,” or the equivalent;
- The entity has a verifiable physical existence and business presence;
- The entity’s Jurisdiction of Incorporation, Registration, Charter, or License, and/or its Place of Business is not in any country where the CA is prohibited from doing business or issuing a certificate by the laws of the CA’s jurisdiction; and
- The entity is not listed on any government denial list or prohibited list (e.g., trade embargo) under the laws of the CA’s jurisdiction.