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GST Registration Documents: A Complete Checklist

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GST Registration Documents

A taxpayer seeking GST registration implies obtaining GSTIN from the relevant authority to collect tax and avail tax credit on his inward supplies. In this article, we will provide every bit of detail regarding documents required for GST registration. GSTIN, aka GST registration number, is a unique 15-digit number furnished by the tax authorities to keep eyes on tax payments and relevant compliance of the registered taxpayers.

What are the documents required for GST Registration?

documents required for GST Registration

Bank account details: In the context of the bank related details, the applicant needs to furnish either a copy of the canceled cheque or bank statement. (Format – JPEG, Size Limit – 100 KB)

Address proof: An applicant needs to furnish the following documents in the context of address proof:-

  • Receipt related to the property tax.
  • Municipal Khata copy
  • Copy of the Electricity bill
  • Rent agreement if the firm is established on the rented property. (Note: the rental agreement shall be furnished along with (a), (b) or (c)
  • Consent letter or NOC (in case of shared property) along with (a), (b) or (c)

Tabular Brief regarding for GST Registration Documents for Different Entities

Entity category

Documentation for GST registration

Sole proprietor / Individual     

  • Owner’s PAN card
  • Owner’s Aadhar card
  • Owner Photograph (Format – JPEG, Size Limit – 100 KB)
  • Credential regarding Bank account*
  • Proof for the Address

Partnership firm (including LLP)   

  • PAN card of all partners along with authorized signatory
  • Partnership deed copy.
  • Photograph of the company’s authorized signatories & core partners  (Format – JPEG, Size Limit – 100 KB)
  • Address proof related to the company’s partners such as Passport, Voters ID, driving license, Aadhar card, etc.)
  • Authorized signatory’s Aadhar card
  • Copy of document stating the appointment of authorized signatory
  • Board resolution of LLP
  • Detail of the Bank account.
  • Address proof of the firm


  • HUF’s PAN card
  • Karta’s PAN card and Aadhar card
  • Photograph of the entity who owns the business (Format – JPEG, Size Limit – 100 KB)
  • Detail regarding Bank account*
  • Address proof of the firm**

Company (Public and Private) (Indian and foreign)  


  • Company’s PAN Card
  • Certificate of incorporation approved bu MCA
  • Authorized signatory’s PAN card & Aadhar card.
  • Proof of address and PAN card of the company’s directors.
  • Photograph of authorized signatory & directors (Format – JPEG, Size Limit – 100 KB)
  • Board resolution appointing authorized signatory / Any other proof of appointment of authorized signatory (Format – JPEG, Size Limit – 100 KB)
  • Bank account details*
  • Address proof of the firm**


Society or Trust

  • Photograph of Promotor/ Partners along with PAN Card
  • Certification related to registration
  • Pan Card related to society/Trust/Club
  • Bank statement
  • Address proof of the office :
  • Copy of electricity bill or property tax receipt
  • Rented office – NOC & Rent agreement from the owner
  • Letter of authorization regarding authorized signatory


Read our article:Cancellation of GST Registration in India: Full guide

GST Registration Process

The GST Registration can be availed through the online portal powered by Central Govt. Here the steps for the registration for GST.

  • The applicant needs to furnish the following documents regarding part A of Form GST REG-01 on the GSTN portal[1].
  • The verification of the PAN is done on this portal. Meanwhile, the OTP is used as the medium for the verification of the phone number and email address. Once the verification process reached its completion, an application reference number is sent to the applicant’s mobile number and email.
  • An acknowledgment regarding FORM GST REG-02 is issued to the applicant through an electronic medium.
  • The applicant needs to complete the remaining formalities by filling up Part-B of Form GST REG-01 and furnishing the application reference number. The applicant requires attaching these documents and finally submitting the form.
  • In case if some more detail is needed, Form GST REG-03 will be rolled out. The applicant needs to address this particular form by filling the relevant detail. It is important to note that this action should be complete within the 7 working days from the date of receipt of Form GST REG-03.

If you have furnished all the relevant detail through GST REG-01 or Form GST REG-04, the registration certificate as per Form GST REG-06 will be issued to the applicant that will also support the additional place of business along with the principle place. For instance, if a taxpayer has several business verticles operating within the state, then the taxpayer is eligible to file an independent registration application in Form GST REG-01 corresponding to every business verticles.

If the details submitted are not up to the mark, the registration application will be canceled using Form GST REG-05. The applicant exercising deduction of TDS or collect TCS can opt for registration via Form GST REG-07. However, if the authority finds some invalid element in the furnished information, then the cancellation of the application becomes apparent. It’s extremely vital for the firms to get registered in order to conduct their services with ease.

Entities for mandatory GST registration

  • Inter-state supplier
  • A non-resident
  • Entities who engaged with business activity on behalf of some other person.
  • E-commerce client
  • Taxpayers
  • Companies exercising e-commerce websites for product retailing.
  • Companies involved in the sale of service of other clients who are acting a partner as well.


The documentation is a delicate process in the GST registration; thus, the margin of error is quite high here. The applicant must furnish the document to the authority via an online portal, as mentioned above. Let us know if you need some aid regarding the documents required for GST Registration.

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