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Udyam Registration

Small scale businesses play a vital role in improving the economy of any country. To encourage new and existing business, the government of India has launched many schemes that help small and medium scale businesses to sustain and grow. To avail all these beneficial schemes, you need to get your Udyam registration done. Udyam registration is also known as Udyog Aadhaar or SSI registration. ApkaTax can complete the process in just a few steps.

Benefits of MSME/Udyam Registration

The following are the major benefits given to registered MSMEs under the Micro, Small & Medium Enterprises Development Act, 2006

  • You can get collateral-free loans from banks under the credit guarantee fund scheme (CGS) for micro and small enterprises
  • Some items have been earmarked to be manufactured only by small scale enterprises
  • Once you get the MSME certificate for your microenterprise, it gets much easier to get licenses, registrations, and approvals for the same
  • Being able to show your MSME certificate while making these applications will speed up the process
  • You get special consideration for participating in international trade fairs, exhibitions, and buyer-seller meets. You can also hold international seminars and conferences which are in the interest of MSME sector
  • When you have MSME registration, you get many things done at a subsidised price: Barcode registration, NSIC performance and credit ratings, industrial promotion subsidy (IPS) subsidy, ISO certification, electricity bill, and patent registration can be done easily
  • The interest rate charged by banks for MSME registered enterprises is lower than the normal interest rate
  • To promote technological growth among the micro industries CLCSS scheme was introduced that provides 15% capital subsidy up to ₹15 lakhs for the purchase of plant and machinery
  • While applying for a government tender, the ministry of micro, small and medium enterprises gives the following benefits to a microenterprise:
  • Tender sets can be issued free of cost
  • They are exempted from paying earnest money
  • Security deposit is waived up to a certain monetary limit.

There are many other benefits under the Act and benefits are introduced through annual budgets as well.

What Do You Mean By MSME Classification?

Prior to now, the MSME classification system was determined by criteria related to investments in machinery and/or equipment. Therefore, in order to qualify for MSME incentives, MSMEs must keep their investment to a smaller level, as described below:

Existing MSME Classification
ManufacturingInvestment< Rs.25 lakh< Rs.5 crore< Rs.10 crore
ServicesInvestment< Rs.10 lakh< Rs.2 crore< Rs.5 crore

Types of MSME Registrations

Provisional MSME Registration

This is apt for entities which are yet to begin functioning. With provisional registration the MSME can:

  • Obtain facilities for accommodation, land, etc.
  • Obtain important approvals and NOCs
  • Obtain clearances from regulatory bodies such as pollution control board and labour regulations
  • Obtain term loans and working capital from financial institutions and banks under priority sector lending.

A PRC (provisional registration certificate) is allotted to new enterprises without any field enquiry and is valid for 5 years.

Permanent MSME Registration

It is given to industrial units that are already functioning. All the benefits available to MSMEs can be availed by them. The following conditions have to be met for getting a permanent registration:

  • The unit has obtained statutory and administrative clearances as required
  • The unit does not violate any regulation or restriction
  • The value of plant and machinery in the unit does not exceed the prescribed limits
  • There should be proof the enterprise is not owned, a subsidiary of or controlled by another industry.

How to Register MSME Using Udyam Registration Portal

The updated MSME registration process is entirely online, paperless, and self-declaratory. There are no files or documentation that must be uploaded in order to register an MSME.

  • Step 1: A MSME must submit an online Udyam Registration application through the Udyam Registration Portal
  • Step 2: Upon application submission, the business will receive a “Udyam Registration Number” (i.e., permanent identity number)
  • Step 3: The business will be given a “Udyam Registration Certificate” once the registration process is complete.

Udyam registration cannot be obtained without an Aadhaar number. Depending on the type of firm, the following Aadhaar number is necessary

Type of firmThe person whose Aadhaar number is required
Proprietorship firmProprietor
Partnership firmManaging partner
Hindu Undivided FamilyKarta
Company or a Co-operative Society or a Trust or a Limited Liability PartnershipAuthorised signatory

Documents Required for Udyam Registration (SSI/ MSME) Certificate

  • Aadhaar card
  • A bank passbook with a picture
  • Election ID card
  • Passport
  • PAN card
  • A driving permit
  • A government-issued ID card for employees (if any)
  • Certificate of caste (for SC, ST, and OBC category)
  • Owner’s name and Aadhar number for the business
  • Name of the business
  • Information about the initial registration procedure for the business
  • Documentation confirming the kind of the business
  • Documents pertaining to the bank account information and mailing address.
  • Code for National Industrial Classification.

Eligibility Criteria for MSME Udyam Registration Online

The entities that fall under the following three categories can apply for MSME registration.

Micro Enterprises

Where the investment in plant and machinery is not more than ₹1 crore and the annual turnover is not more than ₹5 crores.

Small Enterprises

Where the investment in plant and machinery is not more than ₹10 crores and the annual turnover is not more than ₹50 crores.

Medium Enterprises

Where the investment in plant and machinery is not more than ₹50 crores and the annual turnover is not more than ₹250 crores.

Udyam Registration Process

ApkaTax uses an easy three step process to complete the Udyam registration process.
However the complete process is much more complex and time consuming.

Udyam Registration Official Website.

Go to, the Udyog Aadhar’s official website.

Provide Personal Information

Type in your personal data

  • Your name and 12-digit Aadhar number must be entered first
  • Choose ‘Validate & Generate OTP’
  • The OTP number will then be sent to your registered number
  • Aadhar card is a must for getting udyog Aadhar.

Business Information

Complete the information about the company or companies you wish to register. You must fill in the name of the company. If you have more than two businesses, you should enter the names of the businesses under Enterprise 1 and Enterprise 2.

Communication Details

The postal address, registered email address, registration mobile number, and other details about the company or companies must all be entered in this section.

Additional Details

Fill in the remaining information needed. In this section, you must include the date the business was founded as well as any other information previously related to the company’s registration.

Registration Proof

Information about registration through the SSI, EM1, or EM2 processes is included in this category

Provide the Bank Information

For this section, you must provide the bank information for the company, which includes the account number, bank name and IFSC code, and branch name.

Classification of the Company

Now specify the company’s primary line of business, i.e., whether it engages in manufacturing or delivering services. It is important to mention the main business.


If your business deals with different types of prospects, you must pick the one where it has a strong presence. For instance, you would choose manufacturing as your core business if the company’s core processes consisted of 70% production and 30% service.


Provide information regarding the total number of employees in your company as well as the total investment in lakhs. When registering under this category, if you own multiple businesses, you will need to complete the necessary data for each business separately.

Location of the Firm

Select the industry district centre and finally accept the declaration from the list provided on the website. Then, click the submit button after accepting the declaration. You will receive an acknowledgement number following the selection.

MSME Online Registration Process on Udyam

Complete MSME registration is done online on the official website. New Entrepreneurs who are not registered yet as MSME or those with EM-II the following process can be used.

Step 1: Click the ‘For New Entrepreneurs who are not Registered as MSME or those with EM-II’ button on the Udyam Registration Portal’s home page. It is required for both new and EM-II registered business owners.

Step 2: On the following screen, click the ‘Validate and Generate OTP Button’ after entering the entrepreneur’s name and Aadhaar number. The PAN Verification page opens after clicking this button. The OTP will be shared along with its input.

Step 3: After entering the ‘Type of Organisation’ and PAN Number, the business owner must click the ‘Validate PAN’ button. The portal obtains the PAN information from the government databases and verifies the entrepreneur’s PAN number.

Step 4: The Udyam registration form will appear after the PAN has been verified, and the entrepreneurs must fill it out with their personal information and business information.

Step 5: Fill out the declaration, choose the investment and turnover information, and then click the ‘Submit and Get Final OTP’ button. Once the OTP has been entered and the form has been submitted, the Udyam registration certificate will be issued by email. The udyam registration portal allows business owners to view the status of their MSME registration.

Udyam Registration Certificate

There is no need to renew MSME registration because udyam registration number is a permanent identity number.

Registration For Entrepreneurs Already Having UAM

Individuals who have an existing UAM registration should select the button labelled ‘For those having registration as UAM’ or ‘For those already having registration as UAM through Assisted filing’. The Udyog Aadhaar Number must be input on the subsequent page, and an OTP option must be chosen.

You have the choice of obtaining the OTP via email or mobile with the filled-out UAM. The ‘Validate and Generate OTP’ button must be chosen after selecting the OTP Options. Enter the OTP, and complete the MSME registration form with the necessary information, and Udyam registration is then complete.

How to Get MSME Certificate Online

Step 1: login to the website

Visit the official website of the government

Step 2: Upload Documents to Vault

  • Aadhaar and PAN cards
  • A certificate of incorporation or proof of business registration
  • Address verification for the business location
  • Promoter/director identity and residence verification
  • Bank account statement or cancelled cheque is required
  • Electronic signature
  • Board resolution
  • Letter of authorisation for authorised signatory
  • Certificate indicating the property owner’s lack of objections

Step 3: Filing GST Registration Form

On the GST portal, submit the GST registration form. You will receive an ARN number for your records. In just 3-5 working days, depending on the government’s approval, you are required to receive the GSTIN.

Step 4: Filing MSME Registration

As soon as we obtain the GSTIN, our professionals will submit the MSME registration. Within 2 to 5 working days, you will obtain the MSME registration certificate online for your organisation.

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Frequently Asked Questions

  1. Private Limited Company

    By virtue of section 2(68) of the Companies Act, 2013, Private Limited Company is a type of company which offers limited liability with certain restrictions defined in regulations:

    • restricts the right to transfer shares
    • Limits the numbers of its members to 200
    • Prohibits any invitation to the public to subscribe for any shares in, are debentures of the company(No Public Trading of Shares)
    • Prohibits any invitation or acceptance of deposits from persons other than its member
    • The word ‘Private Limited’ must be added at the end of its name
  2. One Person Company

    One Person Company popularly known as OPC introduced in India under the Companies Act, 2013. The concept of OPC is a fusion of sole proprietorship and private company which intends to permit single economic entrepreneurship to take the advantages of a corporate form of organisation.

  3. Limited Liability Partnership

    Limited Liability Partnership is a corporate entity registered under Limited Liability Partnership Act, 2008. It is a form of partnership firm that enjoys limited liability. It is a hybrid form of a partnership that includes the features of a company. Compliances for a company are applicable to LLP.

No, the whole incorporation process is online. You can send the scanned copy of all the required incorporation documents via e-mail. All the forms and documents are filed electronically and even signed digitally.

The company name should be selected with utmost care. The rules for selecting a company are:

  • The name should be ended with the words “Private Limited” in case of private company, “OPC” in case of one person company and “LLP” in case of limited liability partnership which is mandated by law.
  • The name must be unique.
  • Follow the naming guidelines for better chances of approval.
  • The name should be suggestive of the main objectives to be taken by the business entity.
  1. Private Limited Company
    • Appointment of auditor
    • Statutory audit of accounts
    • Filing of annual return
    • Filing of financial statements
    • Holding Annual General Meeting (AGM)
    • Prepare directors’ report
    • Filing of income tax return
  2. One Person Company
    • Appointment of statutory auditor
    • Holding Board Meetings (BM)
    • Filing of financial statements
    • Filing of annual return
  3. Limited Liability Partnership
    • Filing of financial statements
    • Filing of annual return
    • Filing of income tax return
    • Appointment of auditor
    • Filing of LLP annual return

You don’t need a proper office to incorporate a business entity. You can register your residential address as a registered place of your business with MCA for which some address proof along with the NOC (No Objection Certificate) has to be filed with the prescribed form.

NRIs only allowed to incorporate limited business entities in India including private limited company and limited liability partnership. Also, there is no requirement to obtain the prior approval from the government or RBI. But, in order to register a private company or an LLP at least one director/partner must be a resident of India. However, the private limited company is ideal for NRIs.

In order to execute the idea into a long-term business, choosing the right form of business is important. For start-ups, Private Limited Company is the best option for the following reasons:

  • Limited legal compliances
  • No minimum capital contribution
  • Need only 2 directors and shareholders (both can be the same person)
  • Funding can be raised
  • Limited liability of the members

As per the relevant Act, there is no minimum requirement for Paid-up Share capital or contribution to incorporate a private company, one person company or limited liability partnership. However, each shareholder/partner should subscribe to a minimum one share of Rs.10 face value.

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