Documents needed for new GST Number

What documents do I need for a new GST number?

Hey @SonalYadav

To get a GST Number or GSTIN in India, you will be required to Register under GST(Goods and Service Tax)

Usually, you receive the GST Number within 4–7 days of GST Registration application is submitted.

Follow these steps to register under GST on GST Portal:[1]

PART A of the GST Registration Application

  • Go to GST portal
  • Navigate to Services > Registration > New Registration
  • Click on ‘New Registration’ and enter the details

  • You will be displayed with a Provisional ID/GSTIN / UIN for the same PAN. Click on Proceed
  • An OTP (One Time Password) is generated and sent on registered the Mobile number and Email ID. The OTP is valid for 10 mins. You can generate the OTP again in case the time exceeds 10 mins, or the OTP you entered is invalid.
    • You are required to enter both the OTPs received on the mobile number and email id.
  • A TRN (Temporary Reference Number) will be displayed. The same TRN will be sent on your email id and mobile number.
    • You now have a 15 days window to complete and submit your GST Application using the TRN.

Now let’s start with the PART B of the GST Application

  • Navigate to Services > Registration > New Registration
  • Log in using the TRN
    • Interpret and Enter the CAPTCHA code
    • Verify using OTP. The same OTP is sent on email id and mobile number.
  • Go to ‘My saved application’ page. Click on ‘edit icon’ under actions to continue filling in the application.

The PART B of GST Application has various tabs. You will be required to enter the relevant details and upload relevant documents.

  • The First Tab is ‘Business Details’. If you want to apply for composition scheme under GST- select ‘Yes’ in the option for composition field. Click on save and continue after you fill in the details and upload the relevant documents.

Read More: Should I register under Composition Scheme?

  • The second tab is ‘Promoters / Partners’. Here enter personal information, identity & address details, also upload relevant proofs for the same.
  • For ‘Authorized Signatory’ will be auto-filled if the authorized signatory in the earlier tab was selected.
  • Next, add ‘Authorized Representative’ if you have a different authorized person for GST. In most cases, details in this tab are not required.
  • The fifth tab is ‘Principal Place of Business’. Principal place of business is where the headquarters are located and books of accounts are maintained. Apart from the details, you will be required to upload the legal ownership document.
    • Add additional place of business (if any).
  • The sixth tab is for ‘Goods and Service’. Add the details of goods and services supplied by the business. You can enter up to a maximum of 5 goods and 5 services.
  • Next enter ‘Bank Account Details’. Sometimes bank account details are not asked during the GST Registration.
    • In such cases, bank account details should be added after GST registration is successful. The following message will be displayed when you log in into your GST account.
    • Now, you can add bank account details after ‘Amendment of Registration Non-Core fields’.

  • The Authorized Signatory can add bank details and upload the relevant proof. They will be required to verify the proof by e-verification or DSC.

  • In the eighth tab enter ‘State Specific Information’
  • Finally, the last tab is for ‘Verification’. It can be done by
    • Submitting with DSC: DSC is for Digital Signature. You will be required to register the DSC on GST Portal. Sign the application using DSC token.
    • Submitting with EVC or e-Signature: For this option, you will receive an OTP, enter this OTP and submit the application.
  • After the successful submission of GST Registration application, you will receive an ARN (Acknowledgment Reference Number). Use this ARN to track your GST Application.

Use Track GST Application by ARN tool

Usually, GST Number or GSTIN is allocated within 4–7 days from submitting the GST registration application.

Get GST Registration using Quicko.

Hope this helps!


[1] GST Registration Process online on GST Portal: Guide | Help Center | Quicko