MSME Registration Online

MSME registration is important for businesses to start and run in India. The MSME registration fee is zero and is categorized under two main categories manufacturing enterprises and service enterprises.

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What is MSME?

MSME full form is Micro, Small and Medium Enterprises. MSMEs are the backbone of the Indian economy. The Indian MSMEs sector contributes about 29% towards the GDP through its national and international trade.

Businesses register under MSME get several benefits like low interest on a business loan, flexible loan repayment tenure of up to 4 years, can avail unsecured business loans, and can avail government loan schemes like CGTMSE and PMEGP.

What are Micro, Small and Medium Enterprise?

Before MSME was categorised based on the investment in plant and machinery or equipment. To avail of MSME loan benefits, the MSMEs need to maintain their investment to a lower limit, as shown below:

Existing MSME Classification
SectorCriteriaMicroSmallMedium
ManufacturingInvestment< Rs. 25 Lakh< Rs. 5 Crore< Rs. 10 Crore
ServicesInvestment< Rs. 10 Lakh< Rs. 2 Crore< Rs. 5 Crore

The lower limit was the reason business persons were struggling to grow their business and were demanding the revision of MSME classification.

Now, under the Aatmanirbhar Bharat Abhiyan (ABA), the government have revised the MSME classification* based on the criteria of both investment and annual turnover. Additionally, the distinction between the manufacturing and the services sectors under the MSME definition has been removed.

Here is the new MSME definition based on where both the investment and annual turnover will be considered.

Revised MSME Classification
CriteriaMicroSmallMedium*
Investment & Annual Turnover< Rs.1 crore & < Rs.5 crore< Rs.10 crore & < Rs.50 crore< Rs.50 crore & < Rs.250 crore

MSME Registration Process

MSME registration can be done from the official website udyamregistration.gov.in. There are two categories available for MSME registration. 

  1. For new entrepreneurs who aren't registered yet as MSME 
  2. For those already having registration as UAM or having registration as UAM through the assisted filling.

For New Entrepreneurs who are not Registered yet as MSME

New entrepreneurs need to click the button 'For New Entrepreneurs who are not Registered yet as MSME' shown on the home page for registering MSME. There are two ways to register your business under MSME.

  1. Registration With PAN Card
  2. Registration Without PAN Card

Remember, you'll need an Aadhaar card number to do MSME registration.

Registration With PAN Card

Click on the 'For New Entrepreneurs who are not Registered yet as MSME' button on the homepage of the government portal, it will redirect to the registration page where you will have to enter your 'Aadhaar number' and 'Name of Entrepreneur'. After submitting these details click on the 'Validate and Generate OTP Button'. After submitting the OTP, the PAN verification page opens. 

The portal automatically fills the PAN details on the page from the government database, if the applicant has the PAN card. The applicant will have to fill in ITR details himself.

After submitting PAN details, a message will show as 'Udyam Registration has already been done through this PAN' and the business person needs to click the 'Validate PAN' button. 

After PAN verification, the Udyam Registration box will appear where entrepreneurs need to fill in the required details about him and the plant or industry.

Once the details are filled in, click the 'Submit and Get Final OTP'. A message of successful registration with a reference number will be shown. The Udyam Registration Certificate will be issued after the verification of registration. 

Registration Without PAN Card

To register for MSME without a PAN card click the button 'For New Entrepreneurs who are not Registered yet as MSME' and it will redirect to the registration page where you will be asked to enter the Aadhaar number and the name of the entrepreneur. After submitting these details click the 'Validate and Generate OTP Button'. Submit the OPT that you get to open the PAN verification page. 

Click the 'No' option under the heading 'Do you have PAN?' and then the 'Next' button.

The Udyam Registration page opens when you click the 'Next' button. There you will have to fill in personal details along with business details.

Once the details are filled in, click the 'Final Submit' button and a thank your message will show with the registration number. 

Registration For Entrepreneurs Already Having EM-II Or UAM

For those already having registration as EM-II or UAM, they need to click “For those having registration as EM-II or UAM” or “For those having registration as EM-II or UAM through Assisted filing”. After clicking a page will open where they need to enter the Udyog Aadhar number and select the OPT option. 

There is two option to get OTP:

  1. OTP on email as filled in UAM
  2. OTP on email as filled UAM

After choosing the option-click the button Validate and Generate OTP. After submitting OTP and other registration details, the udyam registration will be complete.

Documents Required for MSME Registration Online

Following are the documents need for MSME registration free online:

  1. Aadhaar card
  2. Rent agreement
  3. Property paper
  4. Cancelled Cheque
  5. Company Registration i.e., Sale or Purchase Bill and PAN card
  6. Business address proof
  7. Partnership deed (for partnership firms)
  8. Memorandum of Association (for companies)
  9. Articles of Association (for companies).

Benefits of MSME Registration

Components of MSME Application Form

  1. Aadhar number
  2. Name of Entrepreneur as per Aadhar card
  3. Social category (General, OBC, SC/ST)
  4. Gender
  5. Physically Handicapped
  6. Name of Enterprise
  7. Type of Organization (Proprietorship, Partnership Firm, Private or Public Limited Company, Limited Liability Partnership, Cooperative Society, Hindu Undivided Family, Self-Help Group, Society or Trust)
  8. PAN Card
  9. Location/Address of Plant
  10. Country, State, District, City, Tehsil, PIN Code
  11. Office Address
  12. Mobile Number, Email ID
  13. Date of Commencement of Business
  14. Bank account number and IFSC code
  15. Business activity of the enterprise
  16. NIC 2 Digit Code – choose the primary activity
  17. Additional detail of the enterprise
  18. Number of employees
  19. Investment amount in Plant & Machinery

How to Check MSME Registration Status by Number and Name?

Steps to Print/Download Udyog Aadhaar / MSME Registration Certificate Online

Note: Update or correction in MSME certificate is free similar to registration.

MSME Schemes Launched by the Government

There are some MSME schemes that the government has launched:

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