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Why does it take so long to issue extended validation SSL certificates?

You're undergoing extensive vetting by Comodo, the process is highly involved.

There are two ways to look at the issuance time for Extended Validation SSL certificates. You could look at it like a hindrance, or you could appreciate the thoroughness. Comodo is doing due diligence to check your company out. After all, if the browsers are going to afford you a unique trust indicator, they want to be sure you're legitimate.

What happens when you go through Extended Validation?

Extended Validation is an intensive process, but nothing to sweat if your company is publicly listed. There are seven requirements you have to pass before Comodo will issue your SSL certificate. They are:

You can find out more about each by clicking the corresponding link.

How long do I have to wait before they will issue my EV SSL certificate?

Typically it takes between 1-5 business days for an EV SSL certificate to be issued. Keep in mind, they're sorting through online databases and trying to verify specific details. And whereas DV issuance is automated, a human element is involved in the Extended Validation process. That takes time.

Is there anything I can do to speed up Extended Validation?

Yes. Here are a few tips to help speed up the process:

  1. Make sure your company's registration information is public and up to date.
  2. Make sure you everything is accurate when generating your CSR. Everything.
  3. Make sure your telephone number is publicly listed in a trusted directory.
  4. Make yourself available to answer any questions and furnish additional documentation.

I need an Extended Validation SSL certificate issued immediately

We may be able to help you. We've expedited thousands of order and can sometimes get SSL certificates issued in as little as a half an hour. We don't make any promises, but we'll see what we can do for you. Just contact our Customer Experience Department via phone or live chat.

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