MSME Registration

MSMEs (Micro, Small and Medium Enterprises) are the backbone of any nation’s economy, so too in India. Recognizing this, and to promote entrepreneurship, the Indian government provides various subsidies, schemes & incentives to such enterprises. This registration is not mandatory but is required in case an entity wishes to avail the benefits provided to MSMEs by the government. 

The following categories of enterprises are recognized:

  • Micro Enterprises – Enterprises with investment of less than 25 lakhs in case of a manufacturing company and less than 10 lakh in case of a service providing company.
  • Small Enterprises – Enterprises with investment between 25 lakhs and 5 crores in case of a manufacturing company and between 10 lakhs and 2 crores in case of a service providing company
  • Medium Enterprises – Enterprises with investment between 5 crores and 10 crores in case of a manufacturing company and between 2 crores and 5 crores in case of a service providing company

Broad benefits available are:

  • Rebate on excise and direct tax.
  • Priority sector lending and easy availability of credit with low interest rates.
  • Power tariff subsidies.
  • Capital investment subsidies.
  • Higher preference in respect of government license and certification.

What Is The Process?

The registration is completely carried out online, with the submission of online form along with soft copy of relevant documents. Application is submitted by furnishing company and personal information of the applicant. Any discrepancy in the submission will be notified which needs to be rectified. Soft copy of MSME certificate will be issued via email – no hard copy is issued.


2-3 Business Days

Registration Certificate is issued within 2-3 business days.

Details Required

  • Name of enterprise/business.
  • Main business activity of organization.
  • Certificate of Oncorporation of your organization.
  • MoA and AoA or Partnership deed.
  • Investment in Plant & Machinery / Equipment (along with purchase bill).
  • Type of organization being opted for.
  • Copy of Aadhar card of applicant.
  • Copy of PAN card.
  • Address proof of registered office address.
  • Cancelled cheque of current account attached with the business.
  • Valid Mobile no. & email address (verified through OTP).
  • NIC code.
  • Number of employees.


1 What is MSME Registration?

MSME Registration is done under Micro, Small & Medium Enterprises Development (MSMED) Act, 2006. The MSME Act aims at facilitating the promotion, development and enhancing the competitiveness of micro, small and medium enterprises, and registration provides Micro, Small and Medium sized enterprises with a number of benefits and access to various subsidies and schemes. 

2 Is MSME Registration compulsory?

No, MSME registration is not compulsory. 

3 What is Provisional Registration Certificate (PRC)?

This is given for the pre-operative period and enables the units to obtain funding and approvals to become operational. With a PRC, an enterprise can secure loans and working capital from financial institutions/banks under priority sector lending as well as obtain various NOCs and permissions/ licenses, viz. for Pollution, Labour etc.

4 What is Permanent Registration Certificate?

Permanent Registration Certificate is the actual MSME Certificate. Having this, allows the registrant to avail the various benefits and schemes available to an MSME (including tax exemptions, lower tariff and loan rates, etc)

5 What is the validity of MSME Registration?

The PRC expires at the end of five years or until the unit becomes operational or if the unit exceeds investment limits. One may re-apply if the unit is not yet operational or exceeds the limit. 

Once the unit commences operation, then it can apply for the Permanent License. Permanent License remains valid till the time the unit does not cross the investment limit.

6 What is the turnover limit for MSME registration?