When applying for an Organization Validation or Extended Validation SSL/TLS certificate, or a Code Signing certificate, there are a number of requirements that must be met so that the Certificate Authority (CA) can authenticate your organization and issue the certificate. One of the first ways that the CA's will attempt to verify information about your company in order to satisfy those requirements is by checking the Online Government Database in your local municipality, state or country.
The information contained in these databases can help with your organizational authentication by verifying things like your company's registration status, physical address, official telephone number and operational existence. But, in order to do this, you'll need the information that's listed to match what you've submitted in your CSR and Enrollment Form.
If you would like to check on the information listed about your company in these databases, you can find the links to them below.
International Corporation Databases (by country/region)