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Updated on 22 Oct 2020  9.00 AM IST | 4 min read

Foreign Companies GST Registration Overview

As per GST registration law of India, every foreign company which supplies goods or services to individuals or companies located in India must obtain GST registration for doing business in any part of India. Foreigners are required to obtain GST registration 5 days prior to the commencement of business in India. The application for GST registration for foreigners must be made through an authorized agent in India. Every company needs to appoint an authorized agent in India to comply with GST regulations. After filing an application for GST registration, a transaction number is generated. With the help of transaction number, GST deposit must be made by the tax payer to obtain GST registration in India.


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Documents Needed For GST Registration by Foreign Companies in India

  • Evidence of the principal location of the foreign company & its business/ services in India.
  • Tax identification number of the concerned foreign country similar to Indian PAN.
  • Bank account details (Account number, Name of the account holder, IFSC code, MICR etc.)
  • Details about the establishment of the foreign company, personal & professional details of directors, partners and members.
  • Evidence of advance payment of the liable tax

Finacbooks is one of the leading Indian firms having more than 10 years of experience in handling GST registration for foreigners. Our experts will not only guide you but also do GST registration on your behalf. You just have to submit few documents and your work is done. Kindly call us at 8800221252 or you can also e-mail us at info@finacbooks.com

Process of GST Registration for Foreign Companies

In the first step, a foreign individual has to submit a duly signed application through form GST REG-9 along with a self-attested copy of passport at least 5 days before the commencement of business in India.

In the second step, you have to share the following details – Bank account details, Visa details, Residence address proof of the foreign country and location of the business entity.

Thirdly, Make sure that the application must be signed by an authorized signatory who is a resident in India and having a valid PAN.

Every foreigner has to deposit tax in advance by estimating the tax liability for the registration period. The registration for a foreign individual is valid for 90 days from the date of registration but it may be extended further for another 90 days after filing the form GST REG-11.

After getting registered properly, every foreign company needs to file monthly GST return via Form GSTR-5 by 20th of the next month or within 7 days after expiration of GST registration (whichever is earlier).

How Finacbooks help in GST Registration for Foreign Companies?

Finacbooks is a leading Indian portal providing accounting, finance & taxation services to small businesses. We are having more than 10 years of experience in helping companies for GST Registration in India. We will guide you through the entire process of GST Registration in India. To avail the best deals on GST Registration, kindly call us at 8800221252 or you can also e-mail us at info@finacbooks.com

Foreign Companies GST Registration FAQ’S

Every foreign individual who supplies good/services to individuals or companies in any part of India has to mandatorily obtain GST registration.
Every foreign company needs to apply for GST registration 5 days prior to the commencement of business in India.
You need to fill GST REG-9 for GST registration and GSTR-5 in case of GST return.
Every foreign company needs to file monthly GST returns via form GSTR-5 by 20th of the next month or 7 days after expiration of GST registration (whichever is earlier).

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Due Dates

  • GSTR 3B for August 2020 (15 States/UT’s - Chhattisgarh, MP, Gujarat, Daman and Diu, Dadra and Nagar Haveli, Maharashtra, Karnataka, Goa, Lakshadweep, Kerala, TN, Puducherry, Andaman and Nicobar Islands, Telangana and Andhra Pradesh) Oct 1st, 2020
  • GSTR 3B for August 2020 (22 States/UT’s - Himachal Pradesh, Punjab, Uttarakhand, Haryana, Rajasthan, Uttar Pradesh, Bihar, Sikkim, Arunachal Pradesh, Nagaland, Manipur, Mizoram, Tripura, Meghalaya, Assam, West Bengal, Jharkhand, Odisha, Jammu and Kashmir, Ladakh, Chandigarh, Delhi) Oct 3rd, 2020
  • GSTR 1 for September 2020 (turnover more than INR. 1.50 Crore) Oct 11th, 2020
  • Monthly GSTR 6 for September 2020 Oct 13th, 2020
  • Monthly GSTR 7 (Summary of Tax Deducted at Source (TDS) and deposited) for September 2020 Oct 10th, 2020
  • Monthly GSTR 8 (Summary of Tax Collected at Source (TCS) and deposited by e-commerce operators) for September 2020 Oct 10th, 2020
  • CMP 08 for July to September 2020 Oct 18th, 2020
  • GSTR 5 (Non-Resident Foreign Taxpayers) Monthly Filing Due Date for September 2020 Oct 20th, 2020
  • GSTR 5A (Non-Resident OIDAR Service Provider) Monthly Filing Due Date for September 2020 Oct 20th, 2020
  • GSTR 3B for September 2020 (Annual Turnover of more than Rs 5 Cr in Previous FY) Oct 20th, 2020
  • GSTR 9 and 9C (Annual Return) FY 2018-19 Oct 31st, 2020
  • GSTR 1 (Quarterly) for July to September (Summary of outward supplies where turnover is upto Rs 1.5 crore) Oct 31st, 2020
  • Annual GSTR 4 for FY 2019-20 Oct 31st, 2020