CBIC started Aadhaar Authentication for GST Registration – Notification No 62/2020 dt. 20th August, 2020

  • It is important to ensure that the user’s Aadhaar has an updated registered mobile number and email for expeditiously completing the process.

  • Aadhaar authentication for new registration would substantially enhance ease of doing businesses for genuine businesses.

  • A person opting for Aadhaar authentication for new GST registration would get it within just three working days time.

Here is a step by step guide for those opting Aadhaar Authentication for GST registration –

Here is how it works:

  • At the time of applying for GST registration, the applicant is given an option to select if he wishes to authenticate Aadhaar.

  • The applicant can either select a YES or a NO for Aadhaar Authentication.

  • If s/he clicks YES, an authentication link will be shared on GST registered mobile number and e-mail IDs of the Promoters/ Partners and Authorized Signatories.

  • Upon clicking the authentication link, a screen will come with a declaration where the applicant needs to enter Aadhaar number and click on “validate”.

  • On successful matching of the details in the registration form with the UAIDI, an OTP will be sent on their email and mobile registered with the Aadhaar that has been entered by the applicant. On entering the OTP in the box provided on the screen validation will be complete and a message of successful e-KYC authentication will be shown.

  • It is important to ensure that the user’s Aadhaar has an updated registered mobile number and email for expeditiously completing the process.

  • OTP for Aadhaar authentication would be sent on the mobile number and e-mail address registered with Aadhaar. Mobile number registered with Aadhaar can be verified at where the last three digits of the registered mobile number are shown.

  • Where the applicant for GST registration chooses not to go through the process of Aadhaar authentication, he may choose NO for this step. The GST registration application would then be sent to the jurisdictional tax authority that may carry out the necessary documentary and/or physical site verification before approving the registration. Where no action is initiated by the Tax Authority within 21 days, the registration application shall be deemed as approved.

How to avail the facility?

  • Log on to  and navigate to Services > Registration > New Registration option.

  • Alternatively, the taxpayer can also click REGISTER NOW link.

  • Opt for Aadhaar authentication as shown in the screenshot below:

Who can do this?

  • Facility of quick approval of GST registration through Aadhaar authentication can be availed by all Indian Citizens. However, it is not required for tax deductors, tax collectors, Online Information Database Access and Retrieval services (OIDARs), Taxpayers having Unique Identification Number (UIN) and Non-resident taxpayers. For more information on this feature, please visit news and update section of GST portal.

  • In both cases, the officer concerned needs to act within a specified time – 3 days for a person opting for Aadhaar authentication and 21 days for those opting not to undergo Aadhaar authentication, sources said. If the registration application has neither been accepted, nor a notice for rejection has been issued, after the specified period, the application shall be deemed to be approved.


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