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Updated on : 22-Jan-2020   05:40 AM IST | 4 min read

MSME/SSI Registration in India

MSME means Micro, Small and Medium enterprise. MSME or SSI forms a solid foundation to run an economy. Both of these act as an inducement for the growth of economy. MSME or SSI registration helps businesses in getting various subsidies offered by the government. For example – Less charging of rate of interest, capital investment subsidies, tax subsidies etc.

Both the service related businesses as well as the manufacturing businesses can obtain MSME/SSI registration in India under the MSMED act. All the Micro, Small and Medium sized businesses are eligible to apply for MSME/SSI registration. It is not mandatory for them to apply for the registration but it is always suggested to small and medium businesses to get this done as it provides variety of benefits.

Benefits of MSME/SSI Registration

Access To Tenders

For most of the business tender applications, one of the desired eligibility criteria is MSME/SSI registration as many government tenders open only to MSME’s to promote small business participation.

Tax Rebates

Business registered as MSME/SSI will get multiple benefits from the government such as tax subsidies, Capital investment subsidies etc.

Cheaper Interest Rates

Interest rates offered to MSME registered businesses on loan is 1-1.5% cheaper than the normal interest rate.

Fast Approvals

In terms of govt. licenses and certifications, business registered under MSME/SSI has been given high preference and get fast approvals from state and govt. regulatory bodies.

Easy Access To Credit

As per mudra scheme by PM Modi, You can easily get loans without collaterals.

Reduced Cost Infrastructure

The MSME/SSI registered businesses receives various benefits such as cheaper electricity charges, VAT exemptions etc. Other business services like patents are also cheaper for MSME’s.

Information Needed For MSME/SSI Registration

Name of Entrepreneur/ applicant

Aadhar number


Mobile number

E-mail id

Social category

Physically handicapped

Name of enterprise

Type of organization

Date of commencement of business

Plant location

Office address

Bank account number

Bank IFSC code

Main business activity

NIC – The 2 digit code

Number of employees

Additional details about business

Total investment made in Plant & machinery

Scanned copy of Aadhar card

What Is Included In Our Package?

Eligibility Consultation

Document Preparation

Application Drafting

Government Fees

Classification of MSMEs

There are three types of MSME and SSI.

Micro Enterprises

Micro enterprises are the smallest of all the businesses. The investment made in plant & machinery under micro enterprises should be less than Rs.25 Lakh whereas for micro service enterprises, it should not exceed Rs.10 Lakh.

Small Enterprises

The investment made in plant & machinery under small enterprises should be between Rs.25 Lakhs to Rs.5 crores whereas for small service enterprises, it should be between Rs.10 lakhs to Rs.2 crores.

Medium Enterprises

For the medium enterprises, the investment made in plant & machinery should be between Rs.5 crores to Rs.10 crores whereas for medium service enterprises, it should be between Rs.2 crores to Rs.5 crores.

Procedure for MSME/SSI Registration

The step by step procedure for MSME/SSI registration are as follows -

  1. Complete the required information needed in MSME/SSI registration form. It includes your personal information as well as your business information.
  2. As per the details provided, we will start preparing your documents accordingly and it will take around 1-2 working days.
  3. In the third step, our experts will verify your documents properly and submit the same along with the application form to MSME registrar for approval and it will take around 2 working days.
  4. In the last and the fourth step, your application will be approved by the MSME registrar and the certificate will be issued to you. We will send you the certificate via e-mail & courier.


  1. Registration with Aadhaar.
  2. Registration without Aadhar

MSME Registration with Aadhaar

  • In the first step, you will enter your Aadhar number.
  • In the second step, you have to enter your name. You need to write the name same as written on the Aadhar card.
  • The third step is to click on button “Validate and Generate OTP”.
  • In the fourth step, you will receive an OTP on your registered mobile number (registered with UIDAI). If your mobile phone number is not registered, then you need to follow the instructions displayed on the website.
  • In the fifth step, the applicant needs to choose the social category (General, scheduled cast, scheduled tribe, OBC etc). If you belong to SC, ST or OBC category, then you need to submit the proof of the same.
  • In the sixth step, the applicant needs to choose his or her gender.
  • If the applicant is physically handicapped, then he can select this option in the seventh step.
  • In the eighth step, the applicant needs to mention the name of his enterprise.
  • In the ninth step, the enterprise needs to select the organization type.
  • In case of Limited Liability Partnership , private limited, Public Limited or Cooperative enterprise, you need to enter the PAN number in the tenth step.
  • In the eleventh step, you have to click on the add plant button. The applicant can add various plant locations.
  • The applicant needs to enter the complete address of the enterprise including e-mail, mobile Number, pin code, district and state in the twelfth step.
  • In the thirteenth step, the applicant needs to mention the date of commencement of business.
  • Fourteenth step asks for previous details of registration (if any). If the enterprise of the applicant is already issued a valid EM-I/II, under the MSMED act 2006 by the concerned general manager. He or she needs to enter that number in the required field.
  • In the fifteenth step, the applicant needs to mention his or her bank account number. The applicant also needs to provide the IFSC code of the bank.
  • In the sixteenth step, the applicant needs to enter the major Activity of the business such as manufacturing or services (whatever it is)
  • In the seventeenth step, the applicant can select various NIC codes to include all the activities performed by them.
  • The applicant needs to enter number of employees in the eighteenth step.
  • The applicant needs to mention the total investment made in plant or machinery or equipment in the nineteenth step.
  • In this step, applicant needs to enter the DIC location based on enterprise location.
  • In the twenty-first step, you have to generate the OTP and for that you have to click on the submit button.
  • In the last step, the applicant needs to enter the OTP and the final Captcha. Then, finally click on the submit button to complete the procedure.

MSME Registration without Aadhar

  • The applicant needs to enroll him or her for the Aadhar by going to the Aadhar enrollment center. Till the Aadhar is issued to the individual, following documents given below are used to continue the procedure of registration -
  • Copy of the Aadhar enrollment slip


    Copy of the Aadhar slip for aadhar enrolment

  • For the Aadhar enrollment, a copy of the following documents are needed - Employee Photo identity card, PAN card, driving license, passport, Voter ID card or bank photo passbook. After following this procedure, you can easily continue your business with MSME/SSI certificate.

How Finacbooks help in MSME Registration in India?

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 individuals providing MSME/SSI registration at a least possible price. We will guide you through the entire process of MSME/SSI registration. To avail the best deals on MSME/SSI registration, kindly call us at 8800221252 or you can also e-mail us at info@finacbooks.com

MSME Registration FAQ's

It is not mandatory to register for MSME/SSI but it is good for you, if you will apply for MSME/SSI registration as this registration offers a wide range of benefits under the MSMED act. After receiving the provisional certificate from MSME, you can start your production and become eligible to apply for a permanent license too.
MSME/SSI registration is completely voluntary. It’s up to you whether you want to register or not.
Before operating or starting your enterprise, it is beneficial for you if you will apply for the provisional MSME/SSI registration certificate. This certificate helps you in receiving the quick clearance from the state & central regulatory bodies.
Scanned copy of Aadhar, PAN card copy. You can easily register for MSME/SSI registration with the basic documents like ID proof and address proof.
The provisional registration certificate of MSME is valid for a duration of 5 years.
All the banks and financial institutions easily recognize MSME’s. For giving loan, banks prefer MSME’s and the rate of interest charged is also 1-1.5% cheaper than the normal business rate.
According to the notification of MSME, only the original value is to be taken into consideration while computing the value of plant & machinery.
Any entrepreneur having valid Aadhaar Number can apply for MSME/SSI Registration Online.
Yes, Aadhaar Card is mandatory for issuance of MSME Certificate.
After filing online MSME application form, you will get the MSME Registration Certificate immediately at e-mail
No physical copy of MSME Certificate will be issued. Government believes in paperless work.

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