Overview

According to the Indian GST Registration law, every foreign company that supplies products or services to individuals or companies situated in India should mandatorily get their business GST registered to conduct business anywhere in India. Foreigners are required to get their business GST registered 5 days prior to the date of commencement of business in India. The application for GST Registration should be made through authorized Indian agents. To comply with GST laws & regulations, every company needs to appoint an authorized agent in India. Post filing an application for GST registration, a transaction number can be generated. With the help of the transaction number, taxpayers can make the GST deposit to attain GST Registration in India.
DOCUMENTS REQUIRED FOR GST REGISTRATION BY FOREIGN COMPANIES IN INDIA
  • Proof of the principal location of the foreign company and its business/services in India
  • Bank account details that include Account Number, Account holder's name, IFSC code, MICR, etc.)
  • Details about the incorporation of the foreign company, and personal and professional details of its executive directors/partners/members
  • Tax Identification Number of the concerned foreign country similar to Indian PAN
  • Incorporation details of the foreign company that include personal & professional details of company directors, partners, associated members
  • Proof of advance payment of the liable tax

Alankit is fully equipped to enable qualitative value-added services through the entire process of GST Registration. GST Registration with Alankit is a simplified & seamless process wherein the applicants are only required to submit the necessary documents.

Process of GST Registration for foreign companies

Foreign companies planning to start a business in India must register under GST. The simplified process to get your
business GST registered is listed below:

A foreign individual is required to submit a duly signed application through the GST REG-9 form along with a self-attested passport copy at least 5 days prior to the commencement of business in India

You are required to share the following details - Bank account details, Visa details, proof of residential address in the foreign country, and location of the business entity

GST Registration application should be signed by an authorized signatory who is an Indian resident and possess a valid PAN

Every foreign individual is required to deposit tax in advance by estimating the tax liability for the registration period. The registration for a foreigner comes with a validity period of 90 days from the registration date, however, it may be extended further for another 90 days post-filing the GST REG-11 Form

Once the GST Registration is successful, foreign companies mandatorily need to file GST returns monthly via GSTR-5 Form by the 20th of the following month or within 7 days after the GST Registration expires (whichever is earlier)

How Alankit helps In GST Registration For Foreign Companies?

Alankit is the best online platform in GST Registration for Foreigners in India to offer end-to-end registration, compliance, and advisory in a cost-effective way. With deep industry expertise, the team of qualified professionals helps individuals and business entities focus on their core business without any hassle.

GST REGISTRATION -FAQs

Every foreigner who is involved in the business of supplying products/services to individuals or companies anywhere in India must get their business GST registered.

Foreign Companies need to apply for GST Registration 5 days prior to the commencement date of business in India.

One needs to fill the GST Reg-9 Form to register for GST and GSTR-5 in the case of GST Return Filing.

Foreign Companies can file GST Returns before the 20th of the next month or within 7 days after the GST Registration expires.

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