UIN Registration (an Alternative to GSTIN Number). Start an online business in India without a GST Number.

Apply for UIN registration and start selling online on e-commerce portals such as Amazon, Flipkart, Meesho, Myntra, etc. On UIN Registration number, you dont require GST Registration nor gst filing compliances for selling online. The E-StartupIndia team is here to assist you with getting UIN Registration quickly done.


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A Unique Identification Number (UIN) is a special 15-digit alphanumeric code assigned by the Indian government in place of a Goods and Services Tax Identification Number (GSTIN) for doing business if you satisfy the two eligibility criterias. Furthermore, UIN is issued to a select group of entities exempt from paying GST under the current Indian tax system. It is important to get a UIN Enrollment Number for exempt entities from paying GST and also for entrepreneurs who are just starting their online business.

Eligibility for UIN Registration

The following can apply for UIN Registration:

#1. A specific department of the United Nations (UN)

#2. An online business having turnover less than Rs. 20 Lakhs

#3. A Multilateral Financial Institution or Organization recognized under the United Nations (Privileges and Immunities) Act, 1947

#4. Foreign embassies or consulates

#5. E-Commerce Operators

#6. Any other individual or group designated by the commissioner

UIN Registration vs GSTIN Registration

GSTIN is given to regular taxpayers obligated to collect and do GST Return Filing, whereas UIN is exclusively allotted to businesses who need to do the business online or need to register on E-Commerce Portals such as Amazon, Myntra, Flipkart, Meesho etc.

Documents required for GST UIN Registration

#1. Proof of appointment for the authorised signatory,

#2. Authorization letters,

#3. Copies of resolutions passed by the Board of Directors or Managing Committee,

#4. Bank account details

#5. PAN Card

#6. Mobile Number

#7. Email Address

Stepwise Process to apply for UIN Registration

  • 1

    Step 1

    Call our GST experts at: 8881-069-069 or write to us at info@e-startupindia

  • 2

    Step 2

    Consult the experts and understand if your business satisfies the eligibility criteria.

  • 3

    Step 3

    Submit all the details and documents and our experts deliver your UIN to your email address.

UIN Return Filing Requirements

Online sellers carrying UIN number have annual turnover less than INR 20 Lakh does not required to file any GST Return.

In case of claiming GST Refund paid on purchase, Organisation eligible for GST Refund required to submit Form GSTR-11 by the 28th of the upcoming month.

Form GSTR-11 will list all the taxable goods or services you purchased. You can't change any information on GSTR-11 because it'll be filled in automatically from the seller's GSTR-1, which records their corresponding sales.

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Seller Obligations which sells to UIN holder

When a taxable supplier, who is typically a registered taxpayer under GST, sells to a UIN organisation, they need to:

#. Include the UIN on the invoices.

#. Consider these sales as supplies to another registered person (B2B).

#. Upload the invoices for UIN holders just like they would for regular B2B sales.

Claiming Tax Refunds: When Can UIN Holders Get Their Refunds?

The UIN holder is only able to request a refund via GSTR-11. They need to submit this return within six months from the end of the quarter in which they received the supply.

Why Choose E-StartupIndia for UIN Registration?

E-StartupIndia is a team of experts including CA, CS, Lawyers etc.. We have more than a decade of experience working in the industry and providing services that help you run your business smoothly and reach new heights. Our team of experts are dedicated to providing excellent services and we stay up to date with new regulations and helpful resources for businesses. You can hire us for UIN Registration for your business and we will ensure it is delivered to you without you having to worry about anything. Our prompt service and vision to make businesses like yours a success in India has helped us gain valuable clients and we would be more than happy to serve you through UIN Registration Services.



frequently asked questions

A UIN, or Unique Identity Number, serves as a distinctive identifier. 

It allows unregistered businesses to get identification numbers to operate their business online as well as on third-party ecommerce portals. Furthermore, It allows entities like UN Bodies, Embassies, and certain designated individuals to claim back GST refunds on taxable goods or services. 


These entities can directly request a UIN through the GST Portal. Once allotted, the registration date becomes effective. You can also contact our experts at 8881-069-069 to get your UIN Registration done quickly and without any error.

Notification of the UIN and a temporary password is sent via email and SMS. 

Certain conditions must be met to apply for a UIN, including not being registered within the state, possessing a valid Indian mobile number and email address, and having all necessary documents along with an authorized signatory.

While PAN is generally not required for UIN allocation, it is necessary for Other Notified Persons. Additionally, existing registrations linked to the same PAN can be viewed through the GST Portal. 


The same email, mobile number, and PAN combination can be used for multiple UIN registrations.

Required documents include proof of appointment for the authorised signatory, authorization letters, copies of resolutions passed by the Board of Directors or Managing Committee, and bank account details.


Documents can be uploaded in JPEG or PDF formats with a maximum size of 5 MB.


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