Some frequently asked questions

Question 1:   What is e-Stamping?

Answer:  e-Stamping is a Computer based Application and a secured way of paying Non-Judicial stamp duty to the Government.

Question 2:  What is Stamp Duty?

Answer:  It is the type of tax collected by the state of Government.

Question 3:  What is Unique Identification Number (UIN)?

Answer:  UIN is a unique system generated number mentioned on the e-Stamp Certificate. Anybody, having the Unique Identification Number can check the authenticity of the Certificate through SHCIL.

Question 4:  How can I verify the authenticity of an e-Stamp?

Answer: Authenticity of e-Stamp can be verified through these Steps:

  • Open website
  • After that Click on “Verify e-Stamp Certificate
  • Fill the Required Details.

Details include:

  1. State
  2. Certificate Number(UIN)
  3. Stamp Duty Type(Description of Document)
  4. Certificate Issue Date
  5. 6 character alphanumeric string

Question 5: Is only First Party can be the purchaser of e-Stamp Paper?

Answer:  No, e-Stamp Paper can be purchased either by First Party or by Second Party.

Question 6: Who covers under Second Party?

Answer:  Second Party can be Tenant, Vendee, Transferee, Donee etc.

Question 7:  What is Consideration Amount?

Answer:  Consideration amount is the total value of funds involved in any purchase/sale transaction entered between two or more parties.

Question 8:  Is it possible that more than one person can purchase a single e-Stamp Paper, If yes than whose name will appear on e-Stamp Paper?

Answer: Yes, it is possible to purchase a single e-Stamp Paper on the names of more than one person and the format of names on e-Stamp Paper will be like:

First person Name & Others

Question 9:  What is meant by Description of Document?

Answer: Description of Document means the Purpose for which you are purchasing the e-Stamp paper. Description of Document includes Affidavits, Indemnity Bond, Rent Agreement etc.