GST Registration Certificate – Time Limit For Registration in GST

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a. Grant of Registration:

Where after due verification as per section 25(12) of the Act, the application for grant of registration has been approved under Rule 9, then a certificate of GST registration has to be granted in FORM GSTR-06.


The registration certificate which will have the following details of principal place of business and additional place of business of the person who has applied for registration on the common portal and a GSTIN shall be assigned subject to following characters such as: Two characters for State code; Ten characters for the Permanent Account Number or the Tax Deduction and Collection Account Number; Two characters for the entity code; and   One checksum character

c.Effective Date of Registration:

If application for registration has been made within 30 days from the day the person becomes liable for registration under GST, then the registration shall be effective from the date on which he became liable to be registered.

d. Application after 30 days:

If the person who is liable to get registration in GST applies for registration after 30 days, then the effective date of registration will be the date when the registration is granted under Rule 9(1) or Rule 9(3) or Rule 9(5).

 • Due Verification: 

 Every registration certificate shall be duly signed and verified through  electronic verification code by the proper officer.


After the registration is granted to the applicant under Rule 9(5), the applicant shall be communicated with the registration number and the certificate of registration under sub-rule (1) which shall be duly signed and verified through electronic verification code and it shall be made available to the registered person within the period of 3 days after the expiry of the period specified in Rule 9(5).

Time Limit for GST Registration:

a. 30 Days for Regular Person: 


Section 25(1) of the act states that every person who is liable to be registered shall apply for registration in every  such State, where he is liable, within 30 days from the date he becomes liable for registration.

b. 5 Days for Casual Person:


Provided that a casual taxable person or a non-resident taxable person shall apply for registration at least 5 days prior to the commencement of business.

Territorial Waters:


Supplier from the territorial waters of India shall obtain registration in the coastal State or Union territory where the nearest point of baseline is located.

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