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Methods to check GST Registration Status on GST Portal

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Maharshi Shah

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GST
GST Application
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GST Registration
Tracking GST Application
Last updated on April 26th, 2021

Once a business makes an application for GST registration the system sends an ARN i.e. Application Reference Number to the registered email. It usually takes about 15 days for the GST officer to process the application. Using this ARN the business can check the status of GST Registration.

GST Registration means allotment of a GST number or GSTIN to the taxpayer. The GST registered taxpayer is now liable to collect and pay tax to the government after claiming the GST credit of input tax paid on purchases. To check the application status using ARN, use the below tool.

GST Application Status: Track GST Number Status using ARN
GST Application Reference Number or ARN is generated after GST Registration Application. Track GST Application Status for GST Number or GSTIN using ARN.
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GST Application Status: Track GST Number Status using ARN
GST Application Reference Number or ARN is generated after GST Registration Application. Track GST Application Status for GST Number or GSTIN using ARN.
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GST Application Status: Track GST Number Status using ARN
GST Application Reference Number or ARN is generated after GST Registration Application. Track GST Application Status for GST Number or GSTIN using ARN.
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GST Application Status: Track GST Number Status using ARN
GST Application Reference Number or ARN is generated after GST Registration Application. Track GST Application Status for GST Number or GSTIN using ARN.
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GST Registration Status on GST Portal: Check Pre-Login

Check GST Registration Status using ARN on GST Portal

  1. Login to GST Portal

    Visit the GST Portal and login to your account using username and password.

  2. Go to Services > Registration > Track Application Status

    Navigate to Track Application Status under the tab Services.Check GST Registration Status - Track Application Status Navigation

  3. ARN i.e. Application Reference Number

    Enter ARN i.e. Application Reference Number. ARN is a 15 digit number sent on the applicant’s email when the application is submitted.Check GST Registration Status - Enter ARN

  4. Application Details

    You can view the details of the application along with its status.Check GST Registration Status- ARN details

  5. Status of Application

    Status of the application can be of the following types.

Status Meaning
Pending for Processing The application for registration has been successfully submitted. It will be processed by the tax officer.
Pending for Clarification Officer has examined the application. However, he requires further clarification, additional information, or documents.
Pending for Order The Application has been resubmitted by the taxpayer after the tax officer has sought clarification.
Approved Tax Officer has approved the application. GST Department will issue the GSTIN to the taxpayer.
Rejected The application has been rejected by the tax officer for a valid reason like response not received within a specified time etc.

If the status of your application for GST Registration is ‘Approved’, you can log in to your account on GST Portal using the credentials shared with you on email. Refer to the article below for steps to log in to the GST Portal for the first time.

Service Request Number (SRN) Method

After the submission of the registration application on the GST Portal, you will receive the SRN. You can track the status of the application using the SRN. Follow the steps below in order to track the application status:

Tracking Application on GST Portal using SRN
GST Portal Application Status Details

GST Registration Status on GST Portal: Check Post Login

The user can track the status of the application after logging into the portal using their credentials. The following are the steps to help you navigate the “Track Application Status” option post-login.

Application Reference Number (ARN) Method

The user can track the status of the application after logging into the portal using their credentials. To track application status using ARN (Application Reference Number), refer to these steps below.

GST Portal Post Login Application Status using ARN

Service Request Number (SRN) Method

After the submission of the registration application on the MCA Portal, you will receive the SRN. The following are the steps to track the application using SRN.

Submission Period

Given below are the steps to track the application status under the category of ‘Submission Period’.

Track GST Registration Status using Submission Period - Navigation
Track GST Registration Status using Submission Period - Details

GST Registration on GST Portal: Application Status Using TRN

The Temporary Reference Number (TRN) is sent to your registered mobile number and e-mail address. TRN is messaged or mailed only after the completion of the Registration. You can track the application status by using the TRN. Follow the steps given below.

Track GST Application Status using TRNTracking Using TRN - Navigate GST Portal
Track GST Application Status using TRN - Enter OTP
Track GST Application Status using TRN - Application Details

FAQs

What are the ways to register on GST portal?

A person can register itself on the GST portal in the following ways.
1. Taxpayer
2. Tax Deductor i.e. TDS Deductor
3. Tax Collector i.e. TCS Collector
4. GST Practitioner
5. Non-Resident Taxable Person i.e NRTP
6. Casual Taxable Person i.e. CTP

Can PAN be changed after GST Registration?

No, after registration PAN (Permanent Account Number) cannot be changed. This is because GST Number or GSTIN is based on the PAN of the entity.

What are the documents required for GST Registration?

The following are the documents required for GST registration.
1. PAN Card
2. Business registration proof
3. Address proof
4. Bank account proof
5. Identity Proof, Address Proof and Photographs of the authorized person
6. Digital signature
7. Other additional documents

Got Questions? Ask Away!

  1. Hey @HarshitShah

    GST Registration is the application for GST Number or GSTIN(GST Identification Number). Under the GST(Goods and Service Tax) Regime, it is mandatory for to have GSTIN to collect, pay GST and claim the Input Tax credit.

    For GST registration, the dealer has the following options:

    • Compulsory Registration: Under certain scenarios, the businesses have to get registration under GST

    When is Compulsory GST Registration needed?

    • Voluntary Registration: The business does not have the liability to register under GST, however, can apply for GST Registration. This usually is when the businesses are willing to take advantage of the Input Tax Credit facility

    • Registration under Composition Scheme: Composition scheme is a voluntary and optional scheme for registering under GST. Under the composition scheme, the compliance is simpler and lesser returns are to be filed. The tax is to be filed at a fixed rate. If the business turnover is in between INR 40 Lakhs and 1.5 Crores, they can opt for GST Registration under Composition Scheme

    • No Registration: In the case, when your business does not fall under the conditions for compulsory registration you do not require GST Registration

    Read more on GST Registration Types.

    Hope this helps!