On receipt of a certificate request that qualified according to this CP/CPS, the CA or RA will carefully check the compliance, and validity of any documents presented by the subscribers. After successful authentication, the DutchGrid medium-security Certification Authority will issue a certificate. Such issuance will be notified to the subscriber at the electronic mail address specified as part of the request. On request of the subscriber, another means of communication may be selected. If the communication fails permanently, the certificate may be revoked without further notice. No confirmation of receipt of electronic mail notification is done.
A request for certification is normally handled within three days after the paper validation form has been received, however during vacation periods, and during the period around New Year, the response period may be one week.
The CA will wait for at most two weeks, if either of the electronic submission or the paper-based form is missing. Then, the request may be discarded.