How to register GST online

In the GST Regime, businesses whose turnover exceeds Rs. 40 lakhs* (Rs 10 lakhs for NE and hill states) is required to register as a normal taxable person. This process of registration is called GST registration.

For certain businesses, registration under GST is mandatory. If the organization carries on business without registering under GST, it will be an offence under GST and heavy penalties will apply. GST registration usually takes between 2-6 working days. You can apply for GST registration Online to complete the GST registration procedure.

So here in this article, we will understand how to register for GST online.

GST registration Online procedure

  • First, individuals must visit the GST portal (
  • Next, the individual must click on the ‘Register Now’ link which can be found under the ‘Taxpayers’ tab.
  • Next, the individual must select ‘New Registration’.
  • On the same page, the individual must fill the below-mentioned details:
    • Under the ‘I am a’ drop-down menu, select ‘Taxpayer’.
    • Select the respective state and district from the drop-down menu.
    • Enter the name of the business.
    • Enter the PAN of the business.
    • Enter the email ID and mobile number in the respective boxes. The entered email ID and mobile number must be active as OTPs will be sent to them.
    • Enter the image that is shown on the screen in the respective box and click on ‘Proceed’.
  • On the next page, enter the OTP that was sent to the email ID and mobile number in the respective boxes.
  • Once the details have been entered, click on ‘Proceed’.
  • Individuals will be shown the Temporary Reference Number (TRN) on the screen. It is vital that they make a note of the TRN.
  • Next, individuals must visit the GST portal again and click on ‘Register’ which is present under the ‘Taxpayers’ menu.
  • Next, select ‘Temporary Reference Number (TRN)’.
  • Next, individuals must enter the TRN and the captcha details.
  • Once the details have been entered, click on ‘Proceed’.
  • Individuals will receive an OTP on their email ID and registered mobile number. Enter the OTP on the next page and click on ‘Proceed’.
  • The status of your application will be available on the next page. On the right side, there will be an Edit icon, click on it.
  • There will be 10 sections on the next page. All the relevant details must be filled, and the necessary documents must be submitted. The list of documents that must be uploaded are mentioned below:
    • Photographs
    • Address proof where the business is located.
    • Bank details such as account number, bank name, bank branch, and IFSC code.
    • Authorisation form
    • The constitution of the taxpayer.
  • Once all the above-mentioned details have been entered, individuals must visit the ‘Verification’ page. Once individuals check the declaration, they must submit the application by using one of the below mentioned methods:
    • By using an Electronic Verification Code (EVC). The code will be sent to the registered mobile number of the applicant.
    • By using the e-Sign method. An OTP will be sent to the mobile number that has been linked with the Aadhaar card.
    • In case companies are registering, the application must be submitted by using the Digital Signature Certificate (DSC).
  • Once the above step is completed, a success message will be shown on the screen. The Application Reference Number (ARN) will be sent to the registered mobile number and email ID.
  • Individuals can check the status of the ARN on the GST portal.

Here in this article, we have understood the process for GST registration, it will surely be useful for you to grow your business.

The next important step in managing your business is to open current account online. Once this is done you are all set to manage and maintain your business smoothly and successfully.