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 one week, however during summer vacation periods, and during the period around Christmas and New Year, the response period may be three weeks.