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What is MSME Udyam Registration?

MSME registration is also called Udyam registration. The entities that fulfil the MSME classification can apply for MSME registration from the government portal, the Udyam portal. The MSME registration is entirely online and can be obtained from the Udyam registration portal. It is not mandatory for MSMEs to obtain this registration, but it is beneficial to get one’s business registered under this because it provides a lot of benefits in terms of taxation, setting up the business, credit facilities, loans etc.

MSME Registration Eligibility

All manufacturing, service industries, wholesale, and retail trade that fulfil the revised MSME classification criteria of annual turnover and investment can apply for MSME registration. Thus, the MSME registration eligibility depends on an entity’s annual turnover and investment. The following entities are eligible for MSME registration:

Individuals, startups, business owners, and entrepreneurs.
Private and public limited companies.
Sole proprietorship.
Partnership firm.
Limited Liability Partnerships (LLPs).
Self Help Groups (SHGs).
Co-operative societies.

Documents Required for MSME Registration

The MSME registration documents are as follows:
Aadhaar card
PAN card

There are no MSME registration fees and it does not require proof of documents. PAN and GST-linked details on investment and turnover of enterprises will be taken automatically by the Udyam Registration Portal from the Government databases since the portal is integrated with Income Tax and GSTIN systems.

GST registration is not compulsory for enterprises that do not require a GST registration. However, enterprises that mandatorily need to obtain GST registration under the GST law, must enter their GSTIN for obtaining the MSME Registration or Udyam Registration.