GST registration is a necessity for any person/entity carrying on any taxable economic activity in India whose annual turnover crosses the set threshold. GST registration can also be obtained by people who are involved in inter-state economic activities such as provision of goods & services. Upon GST registration, the person/entity receives a 15 digit GSTIN code. The documents required for GST registration differ on the grounds of the business structure. Below, we have mentioned the list of documents required for GST registration for businesses of all types.

Bear in mind that there have been a few changes in the list of documents required for GST registration. One such change is that Bank details are no longer required for GST registration.

When does a person or an entity require GST registration?

A person or an entity requires GST registration if the former crosses the threshold of taxable limit set by the State. Note that the limit of taxation is different for different states. It is also different for suppliers of goods and suppliers of services. In some states the limit is set at 40 lakhs for suppliers of products and 20 lakhs for suppliers of services. While in states given special status, the limit is 20 lakhs for suppliers of products and 10 lakhs for suppliers of services. To understand more about GST limits, check out our article on GST Turnover for different states. The list of documents required for GST registration are as follows:

 

Documents required for GST Registration – Proprietorship

All documents have to be in the JPG/PDF format under 100 KB, unless specified otherwise 

Address Proof– (Any one of the below documents)

  • Consent letter
  • Electricity Bill
  • Legal ownership document – can be under 1 MB
  • Municipal Khata Copy
  • Property Tax Receipt
  • Rent or Lease agreement – can be under 2 MB
  • Rent Receipt with NOC – can be under 1 MB

(This is applicable in cases where there is no rent agreement or if it has expired)

Identity Proof

  • Proprietor’s photo, PAN card and Aadhar card – only JPG

 

Documents required for GST Registration – Private Limited Company (Pvt. Ltd. Co.)

 All documents have to be in the JPG/PDF format under 100 KB, unless specified otherwise

Constitution of Business –

  • Registration Certificate – JPG/PDF under 1 MB

Principal Place of Business Proof– (Any one of the below documents)

  • Consent letter
  • Electricity Bill
  • Legal ownership document – can be under 1 MB
  • Municipal Khata Copy
  • Property Tax Receipt
  • Rent or Lease agreement – can be under 2 MB
  • Rent Receipt with NOC – can be under 1 MB

(This is applicable in cases where there is no rent agreement or if it has expired)

Appointment of Signatory Proof (Any one of the below documents)

  • Letter of Authorization
  • Copy of Resolution passed by Board of Directors/
  • Managing Committee
  • Acceptance letter

Authorized signatory’s photo

Photo of Partners

 

Documents required for GST Registration – Partnership

All documents have to be in the JPG/PDF format under 100 KB, unless specified otherwise

Constitution of Business – (Any one of the below documents)

JPG/PDF under 1 MB

  • Partnership Deed
  • Any proof substantiating Constitution

Principal Place of Business Proof– (Any one of the below documents)

  • Consent letter
  • Electricity Bill
  • Legal ownership document – can be under 1 MB
  • Municipal Khata Copy
  • Property Tax Receipt
  • Rent or Lease agreement – can be under 2 MB
  • Rent Receipt with NOC – can be under 1 MB

(This is applicable in cases where there is no rent agreement or if it has expired)

Appointment of Signatory Proof (Any one of the below documents)

  • Letter of Authorization
  • Copy of Resolution passed by Board of Directors/
  • Managing Committee
  • Acceptance letter

Authorized signatory’s photo,

PAN card, Photo, Aadhar card of all the partners

 

Documents required for GST Registration – Limited Liability Partnership (LLP)

All documents have to be in the JPG/PDF format under 100 KB, unless specified otherwise

Constitution of Business

JPG/PDF under 1 MB

  • Certificate of Incorporation

Principal Place of Business Proof– (Any one of the below documents)

  • Consent letter
  • Electricity Bill
  • Legal ownership document – can be under 1 MB
  • Municipal Khata Copy
  • Property Tax Receipt
  • Rent or Lease agreement – can be under 2 MB
  • Rent Receipt with NOC – can be under 1 MB

(This is applicable in cases where there is no rent agreement or if it has expired)

Appointment of Signatory Proof (Any one of the below documents)

  • Letter of Authorization
  • Copy of Resolution passed by Board of Directors/
  • Managing Committee
  • Acceptance letter

PAN card, Aadhar Card and photo of all partners and Authorized signatories

 

Documents required for GST Registration – Public Limited Company

All documents have to be in the JPG/PDF format under 100 KB, unless specified otherwise

Constitution of Business

JPG/PDF under 1 MB

  • Certificate of Incorporation

Principal Place of Business Proof– (Any one of the below documents)

  • Consent letter
  • Electricity Bill
  • Legal ownership document – can be under 1 MB
  • Municipal Khata Copy
  • Property Tax Receipt
  • Rent or Lease agreement – can be under 2 MB
  • Rent Receipt with NOC – can be under 1 MB

(This is applicable in cases where there is no rent agreement or if it has expired)

Appointment of Signatory Proof (Any one of the below documents)

  • Letter of Authorization
  • Copy of Resolution passed by Board of Directors/
  • Managing Committee
  • Acceptance letter

Authorized signatory’s photo

Photo of Partners

 

Documents required for GST Registration – Foreign Company or Foreign Limited Liability Partnership (LLP)

All documents have to be in the JPG/PDF format under 100 KB, unless specified otherwise

Constitution of Business

  • Registration Certificate – JPG/PDF under 1 MB

Principal Place of Business Proof– (Any one of the below documents)

  • Consent letter
  • Electricity Bill
  • Legal ownership document – can be under 1 MB
  • Municipal Khata Copy
  • Property Tax Receipt
  • Rent or Lease agreement – can be under 2 MB
  • Rent Receipt with NOC – can be under 1 MB

(This is applicable in cases where there is no rent agreement or if it has expired)

Appointment of Signatory Proof (Any one of the below documents)

  • Letter of Authorization
  • Copy of Resolution passed by Board of Directors/
  • Managing Committee
  • Acceptance letter

Authorized signatory’s photo

Photo of Partners

PAN card of Company

Memorandum of Association or Articles of Association (in case of Foreign Companies)

PAN card, photograph and address proof of all directors

The authorized signatory must be an Indian in all cases.

 

Documents required for GST Registration – Joint Hindu Family Business (JHFB)/Hindu Undivided Family (HUF)

All documents have to be in the JPG/PDF format under 100 KB, unless specified otherwise

Principal Place of Business Proof– (Any one of the below documents)

  • Consent letter
  • Electricity Bill
  • Legal ownership document – can be under 1 MB
  • Municipal Khata Copy
  • Property Tax Receipt
  • Rent or Lease agreement – can be under 2 MB
  • Rent Receipt with NOC – can be under 1 MB

(This is applicable in cases where there is no rent agreement or if it has expired)

Photo of the owner

PAN card of HUF

Aadhar Card & PAN card of Karta

It helps to know that the list of documents required for GST registration is more or less same for almost all the business types. The address proof remains the same with minute differences for different businesses. The identity proof or constitution of business is same for a lot of businesses as well.

 

Documents required for GST Registration – Society/Club/ Trust/ Association of Persons

All documents have to be in the JPG/PDF format under 100 KB, unless specified otherwise

Constitution of Business – (Any one of the below documents)

JPG/PDF under 1 MB

  • Registration Certificate
  • Trust Deed
  • Any proof substantiating Constitution

Principal Place of Business Proof– (Any one of the below documents)

  • Consent letter
  • Electricity Bill
  • Legal ownership document – can be under 1 MB
  • Municipal Khata Copy
  • Property Tax Receipt
  • Rent or Lease agreement – can be under 2 MB
  • Rent Receipt with NOC – can be under 1 MB

(This is applicable in cases where there is no rent agreement or if it has expired)

Appointment of Signatory Proof – (Any one of the below documents)

  • Letter of Authorization
  • Copy of Resolution passed by Board of Directors/
  • Managing Committee
  • Acceptance letter

Authorized signatory’s photo

Photo of Partners

 

Documents required for GST Registration – Unlimited Company

All documents have to be in the JPG/PDF format under 100 KB, unless specified otherwise

Constitution of Business

JPG/PDF under 1 MB

  • Certificate of Incorporation

Principal Place of Business Proof– (Any one of the below documents)

  • Consent letter
  • Electricity Bill
  • Legal ownership document – can be under 1 MB
  • Municipal Khata Copy
  • Property Tax Receipt
  • Rent or Lease agreement – can be under 2 MB
  • Rent Receipt with NOC – can be under 1 MB

(This is applicable in cases where there is no rent agreement or if it has expired)

Appointment of Signatory Proof

  • Letter of Authorization
  • Copy of Resolution passed by Board of Directors/
  • Managing Committee
  • Acceptance letter

Authorized signatory’s photo

Photo of Partners

 

Documents required for GST Registration – Statutory Body

All documents have to be in the JPG/PDF format under 100 KB, unless specified otherwise

Constitution of Business

JPG/PDF under 1 MB

  • Any proof substantiating Constitution

Principal Place of Business Proof– (Any one of the below documents)

  • Consent letter
  • Electricity Bill
  • Legal ownership document – can be under 1 MB
  • Municipal Khata Copy
  • Property Tax Receipt
  • Rent or Lease agreement – can be under 2 MB
  • Rent Receipt with NOC – can be under 1 MB

(This is applicable in cases where there is no rent agreement or if it has expired)

Appointment of Signatory Proof (Any one of the below documents)

  • Letter of Authorization
  • Copy of Resolution passed by Board of Directors/
  • Managing Committee
  • Acceptance letter

Authorized signatory’s photo

Photo of Partners

 

Documents required for GST Registration – Public Sector Undertaking

All documents have to be in the JPG/PDF format under 100 KB, unless specified otherwise 

Constitution of Business

JPG/PDF under 1 MB

  • Certificate of Incorporation

Principal Place of Business Proof– (Any one of the below documents)

  • Consent letter
  • Electricity Bill
  • Legal ownership document – can be under 1 MB
  • Municipal Khata Copy
  • Property Tax Receipt
  • Rent or Lease agreement – can be under 2 MB
  • Rent Receipt with NOC – can be under 1 MB

(This is applicable in cases where there is no rent agreement or if it has expired)

Appointment of Signatory Proof (Any one of the below documents)

  • Letter of Authorization
  • Copy of Resolution passed by Board of Directors/
  • Managing Committee
  • Acceptance letter

Authorized signatory’s photo

Photo of Partners

 

Documents required for GST Registration – Local Authority

 All documents have to be in the JPG/PDF format under 100 KB, unless specified otherwise

Constitution of Business

JPG/PDF under 1 MB

  • Incorporation Certificate

Principal Place of Business Proof– (Any one of the below documents)

  • Consent letter
  • Electricity Bill
  • Legal ownership document – can be under 1 MB
  • Municipal Khata Copy
  • Property Tax Receipt
  • Rent or Lease agreement – can be under 2 MB
  • Rent Receipt with NOC – can be under 1 MB

(This is applicable in cases where there is no rent agreement or if it has expired)

Appointment of Signatory Proof (Any one of the below documents)

  • Letter of Authorization
  • Copy of Resolution passed by Board of Directors/
  • Managing Committee
  • Acceptance letter

Authorized signatory’s photo

Photo of Partners

 

Documents required for GST Registration – Government Department

 All documents have to be in the JPG/PDF format under 100 KB, unless specified otherwise

Constitution of Business

JPG/PDF under 1 MB

  • Any proof substantiating Constitution

Principal Place of Business Proof– (Any one of the below documents)

  • Consent letter
  • Electricity Bill
  • Legal ownership document – can be under 1 MB
  • Municipal Khata Copy
  • Property Tax Receipt
  • Rent or Lease agreement – can be under 2 MB
  • Rent Receipt with NOC – can be under 1 MB

(This is applicable in cases where there is no rent agreement or if it has expired)

Appointment of Signatory Proof

  • Letter of Authorization
  • Copy of Resolution passed by Board of Directors/
  • Managing Committee
  • Acceptance letter

Authorized signatory’s photo

Photo of Partners

 

Conclusion

The process of GST registration is a little complicated and requires a considerable number of documents, however it does come across as a necessity for a whole lot of the people. At Registration Arena, we ease the process and help you file the mentioned list of documents required for GST Registration and facilitate the registration process.