GST Registration Process online on GST Portal: Guide

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Sakshi Shah

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GST Registration is an application for allotment of GST Number or GSTIN. The Process of GST registration on the GST Portal is the same for the following types of Taxpayers.

  1. Normal Taxpayer – dealer registered under normal scheme
  2. Composite Dealer – dealer registered under Composition Scheme
  3. Casual Taxable Person
  4. Input Service Distributor
  5. SEZ Developer
  6. SEZ Unit

Process to apply for GST Registration on GST Portal

Read about the detailed process to apply for GST Registration on the GST Portal for an individual, HUF, Company, Partnership Firm or LLP.

  1. Visit GST Portal

    Go to the GST Portal i.e. gst.gov.in.

  2. Navigate to New Registration

    Click on ‘Register Now’ on the Home page OR Go to Services > Registration > New Registration.

  3. Part A : New Registration

    Click on ‘New Registration’ on the next page that appears and select the relevant options.
    a. ‘I am a’ – select the relevant option
    b. State/UT and District – Select the state in which you want the registration
    c. The legal name of the business – Enter the name as per PAN
    d. PAN – Enter PAN of the business
    e. Add e-mail and mobile number of the primary authorized signatory
    f. Enter the characters seen in Captcha Image
    Select ‘Proceed’GST Portal - Select Taxpayer Option

  4. GSTIN List

    The screen displays GSTIN / UIN / Provisional ID for the same PAN in the same state. Click on ‘Proceed’.

  5. OTP Verification

    The screen displays an OTP Verification page. Enter the OTP (One-Time Password) that you receive on the mobile number and e-mail entered in Step 3 above. OTP is valid for 10 minutes.
    If OTP is not received or is invalid, click on the option ‘Click here to resend the OTP’ to receive a new OTP.

  6. TRN (Temporary Reference Number)

    You will receive a 15 digit TRN (Temporary Reference Number) on the registered e-mail and mobile. The screen will also show the validity of the TRN.GST Portal - TRN number

  7. Part B – Enter TRN

    Go to Services > Registration > New Registration and click on ‘Temporary Reference Number (TRN)’. Enter TRN, characters seen in the Captcha Image and click on ‘Proceed’.

  8. OTP Verification

    The screen displays an OTP Verification page. Enter the OTP (One-Time Password) that you receive on the mobile number and e-mail. The same OTP would be sent on e-mail and mobile number. OTP is valid for 10 minutes.
    If OTP is not received or is invalid, click on the option ‘Click here to resend the OTP’ to receive a new OTP.

  9. My Saved Application

    ‘My Saved Application’ page will appear on screen. Click the Edit Icon under the column ‘Action’.GST Registration Process | GST Portal | My Saved Application

  10. Tab wise Details

    Part B of the form has various tabs. Enter the details by selecting relevant options. Upload documents in .pdf and .jpeg format.GST Registration Process | GST Portal | Tabs

  11. Business Details

    The first tab is ‘Business Details’. Enter the necessary details and upload the relevant documents. If you want to apply for Composition Scheme, select ‘Yes’ in the option for the Composition field. Once all the details are entered, click on ‘Save & Continue’.GST Registration Process | GST Portal | Business_Details_tab

  12. Promoters / Partners Details

    The second tab is ‘Promoter / Partners’. Enter personal information, identity information, and address details of each promoter/partner. Upload the relevant documents and click on ‘Save & Continue’.GST Registration Process | GST Portal | Promoters_or_Partners_tab

  13. Authorised Signatory

    The third tab is ‘Authorised Signatory’. The details are auto-filled if the tab for authorised signatory was selected while entering details of promoter or partner in the earlier tab. Select the primary authorised signatory. Review details and click on ‘Save & Continue’

  14. Authorised Representative

    The fourth tab is ‘Authorised Representative’. If you have any authorised representative, enter details of such person and click on ‘Save & Continue’.

  15. Principal Place of Business

    The fifth tab is ‘Principal Place of Business’. Principal place of business is the place where books of accounts are maintained and the top management is located. Enter address, contact details, nature of possession, and nature of the business activity. Further, upload a legal ownership document and click on ‘Save & Continue’.GST Registration Process | GST Portal | Place-of-business

  16. Additional Place of Business

    The fifth tab is ‘Additional Place of Business’. If you have any other office other than the principal place of business, enter details of that place under this tab. Enter the number of additional place of business, add details similar to the principal place of business and click on ‘Save & Continue’.

  17. Goods and Services

    The sixth tab is ‘Goods and Services’. Enter details of goods or services supplied by the business. You can enter details of a maximum of 5 goods and 5 services. Enter HSN/SAC and description. Once you enter the details, click on ‘Save & Continue’.

  18. Bank Accounts

    The ‘Bank Accounts’ tab will not appear on the screen during the GST Registration. Once the GSTIN is issued, when the taxpayer logins to the GST Portal for the first time, Bank Account details are required to be added. You can enter details of maximum of 10 bank accounts. Enter the account number, type, and IFSC code. Further, upload the document proof and click on ‘Save & Continue’.GST Registration Process | GST Portal | Bank_Accounts

  19. State Specific Information

    The eighth tab is ‘State Specific Information’. Enter details of state registrations if any and click on ‘Save & Continue’.

  20. Verification

    The last tab is ‘Verification’. There are two options to Submit the Application at the bottom of the page.
    A. Submit with DSC – Sign the application using the DSC i.e. Digital Signature Certificate token. However, you must register the DSC on the GST Portal.
    B. Submit with EVC or Submit with E-Signature – Under this option, you would receive an OTP on registered mobile and registered email. Enter the OTP and submit the application.

  21. Success message

    After you submit the application, a success message is displayed. You would receive an Acknowledgement Reference Number i.e. ARN on your registered email and mobile in the next 15 minutes.

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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FAQs

Can I save the application for change of details in GST Registration?

Yes. You can save the application to change or update details in GST Registration. However, you must submit the application within 15 days from the date of starting the application. On the expiry of 15 days, the system automatically cancels the application.

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.

How to download GST registration certificate?

You can download the GST registration certificate from the GST official portal after completing the registration process. Go to Services > User Services > View/Download Certificates. Click on download. Your GST registration certificate will be downloaded.

How to change GST registration details?

In order to change the details of your registration, you need to visit the GST official portal. Go to Services > Registration > Amendment of Registration Non-Core Fields. Select the desired tab and make the necessary changes.

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