E-way bill registration is a simple process a registered GST tax payer has to complete to be able to generate e-way bills. Only the tax payers registered on e-way bill portal can generate e-way bills.
Link to the e-way bill portal - https://ewaybill.nic.in
E-way bill portal is the one-stop government website for e-way bill registration, generate e-way bill online and e-way bill resources.
Once on the portal, click Registration drop down menu to view the following options:
e-way bill registration - E-way bill register for GST Tax payers (suppliers and recipients)
Enrolment for Transporters - Unregistered transporters can enroll for e-way bill
Enrolment for citizens - Non-taxpaying stakeholders can register here
Note - Enrolment is done for unregistered stakeholders while registration can be done by GST registered businesses.
Have the GSTIN and Mobile No. registered with the GST portal handy
Log on to https://ewaybill.nic.in
Click on E-way Bill Registration
Enter GSTIN and click on Go
Once the request is submitted, you will be redirected to the e-way bill registration form
In the form, Applicant Name, Trade Name, Address and Mobile Number are auto-populated
Click on Send OTP. You will now receive an OTP on the registered mobile number
Once you receive the OTP, enter the OTP in the system and click on Verify OTP. This action will validate OTP and verify the entered information
Provide a User ID or User Name, in order to operate the newly created account on the e-way bill portal
Note - The username should include about 8 to 15 alphanumeric characters and can include special characters as well.
Once a request is submitted, the e-way bill portal will validate if the given User ID or User Name already exists
Once the e-way bill approves the User ID or User Name, provide a Password.
Note - The password will need to have a minimum of 8 characters, which could include alphanumeric and special characters. Also, the Password is case-sensitive.
- Once both User ID / User Name and Password are validated and approved, the final registration request is submitted.
Note - Should there be an error, a pop up with the error message will appear.
- If all is fine, the system will create User ID / User Name and Password and complete registration process with the e-way bill portal.
Since an unregistered taxpayer does not have a GSTIN, to register for e-way bill on the portal, they would need to use an alternative method of e-way bill registration, i.e. utilizing the business details.
Steps for unregistered transporters to register for e-way bill are as follows:
Step 1 - Keep the business details handy and Log on to https://ewaybill.nic.in
Step 2 - Click on Enrolment for Transporters
Step 3 - This will launch an e-way bill registration form. The form contains some Compulsory fields will be (marked as *) and some non-compulsory fields. You will be requested to fill in the following business details in the form:
Select your State* (Select from a drop-down menu)
Legal Name* (Enter Name as per PAN)
Trade Name, if any
PAN* - After entering the PAN No., click on Validate. You will now receive an option to fill in the remaining details
Type of Enrolment* (Warehouse/Depot, Godown, Cold Storage OR Transport Services)
Constitution of Business* (Foreign Company, Partnership, Proprietorship, Public Limited, Private Limited, Unlimited OR Others)
Particulars of Principal Place of Business
Particulars of Principal Place of Business and Contact Information
Building No. / Flat No.*
Name of the Premises / Building*
Road / Street*
City / Town / Locality / Village*
Taluka / Block*
Telephone Number with STD
Fax Number with STD
Nature of Premises (Own, Leased, Rented, Consent, Shared OR Others)
Note - The email address and mobile number will be used for authentication in the e-way bill portal
Aadhar card information
Do you have Aadhar number of Proprietor or Main person of Company / Firm (Select Yes (OR No)
If "Yes" is selected, tick a box authorising the GSTN to obtain one's details from UIDAI for the purpose of verification
Aadhar No* (Prop. or Main person of Company / Firm)
Name*(As per Aadhar)
Mobile No* (As per Aadhar)
Click on Verify Detail & Send OTP button, post which an OTP will be sent to the registered mobile number
Verify OTP Received from Aadhar*
Once the OTP is entered, click on Verify OTP button, which will complete the Aadhar verification process
Address Proof - Click Choose file to browse and then click Upload
ID Proof - Click on Choose file to browse and then click Upload
Note - There is no specific file format or file size specified, however either PDF or JPEG can be uploaded
Tick the checkbox confirming that informed provided are correct
- Click on Save
Step 4 - Once you submit the form, the e-way bill portal will generate a 15 digit Transporter ID or TRANS ID along with the user credentials, thus completing the process of e-way bill registration
Step 5 - Now the transporter can provide this 15 digit Transporter ID to their clients to include in their e-way bill. The transporter will now be able to access the same on the e-way bill portal and enter vehicle number for movement of the consignment.
GSTZen also has a tool to generate e-way bill using SMS method. Generate a new E-Way Bill
To know more about e-Way bills please check the following article - Electronic Way Bill in GST Aricle
To know about methods of generating e-Way bills please check - E-Way Bill Generation Article