MSME Registration Process

An online form is to be filed (Udyog Aadhar) with all the supporting documents and Aadhar Card which is mandatory to register MSME in India. You can initiate Provisional Registration (valid for 5 years) if you have not set up the business yet.

What is MSME?

MSME (Micro, Small and Medium Enterprises) are businesses in manufacturing or service sector with limited investment or capital.

Any business entity can register for a MSME Certificate irrespective of being a sole proprietorship, partnership or OPC. The Government of India provides various subsidies, tax benefits, loans, schemes to the MSME holders under the MSMED Act.

Eligible Enterprises for Registration

Sector  Micro  Small  Medium 
Manufacturing  Rs. 25 Lakh  Rs. 5 Crore  Rs. 10 Crore 
Service  Rs. 10 Lakh  Rs. 2 Crore  Rs. 5 Crore 

MSME Registration promotes entrepreneurship, technological benefits, sales, import/export and business registration in India. 

MSME Registration Process  

MSME Registration process is simple and either the applicant can file the application or authorize an attorney or agent to file on his part.

  • An online form needs to be filed with all the applicant’s details and supporting documents (wherever required).
  • On submission a unique number will be sent to the applicant’s registered mobile number or e-mail mentioned in the application.
  • The MSME department will review the application and information mentioned.
  • Once verified, a registration certificate will be issued to the applicant.

There is no cost for MSME Registration in India however; if you authorize an attorney or agent to file on your part then you might need to pay some professional fee.  

You can also track the status using the unique number sent after successful submission of the application.

In case there are any errors, incomplete information/documents in the application the status of your application will reflect accordingly.

Initially a provisional certificate is issued for a period of 5 years if the MSME hasn’t set up a business yet. But you will have to re-apply for getting a MSME Certificate if you fail to commence any business during the initial 5 years.

Note: You can apply for a permanent license once you set up a business which will be valid for a lifetime.