E-way bill registration is compulsory to generate an eway bill. There are three kinds of taxpayers/ users involved:
Registered/ Unregistered Transporters
Both registered businesses and unregistered transporters must complete the e-way bill registration process on the portal to be able to generate e-way bills for transporting or shipment of goods. For unregistered suppliers, e-Way Bills need to be generated by the registered receiver.
On the E-way Bill registration portal, you can find the following options:
E-Way bill registration: This tab is meant for the E-way bill registration for GST Taxpayers (suppliers and recipients).
Enrolment for transporters: This tab allows unregistered transporters to enrol for E-Way Bill.
Enrolment for citizens: This tab allows non tax-paying stakeholders to register.
Registration of e-way bills can be done on the official website at ewaybillgst.gov.in.
Taxpayers and registered transporters with GSTIN (GST Identification Number) can register by clicking on the ‘e-way bill Registration’ link under registration option. They will be redirected to the ‘e-Way Bill Registration Form’.
Unregistered transporters without GSTIN can enrol on the system by providing their business details.
The following are the steps for e-Way bill registration on the e-Way Bill portal:
Step 1: Visit the official website ewaybillgst.gov.in.
Step 2: On the homepage click on the ‘Registration’ tab and click on ‘ e-Way Bill Registration ’ under it.
Step 3: Now enter the GSTIN (Goods and Services Tax Identification Number) and the captcha code. Click on ‘Go’.
Step 4: Check the details on the auto-populated e-Way bill registration form. If any of these details are incorrect, you can click on the ‘Update from GST Common Portal’ option. If auto-filled details are correct, click on the ‘Send OTP’ option.
Step 5: Enter the OTP sent to your registered phone number and click on the ‘Verify OTP’ button.
Step 6: Create a new User ID and set the password. Once the portal approves your ID and password, you can start using the e-Way bill portal.
E-Way Bills are mandatory even if a transporter is unregistered. A transporter must generate an e-Way Bill when the value of the consignment from a single supplier exceeds ₹ 50,000. The bill must also be generated if the value of the goods in a given vehicle exceeds ₹ 50,000.
Unregistered transporters do not have a GSTIN, thus, authorities have introduced the idea of Transporter ID. Every unregistered transporter has to provide the Transporter ID when generating an Eway bill. When a transporter enrols on the Eway bill portal, the user receives a unique Transporter ID and username.
GST Unregistered Transporters need to follow these steps to enrol on the e-Way Bill portal:
Trade name (if any)
PAN details (click validate)
Select the Type of Enrolment (warehouse/depot, godown, transport service, or cold storage)
Constitution of Business (Foreign company, Partnership firm, Proprietorship, Private limited company, Public limited company, Unlimited company, or others
Step 4: Enter the following details under the Particulars of the Principal Place of Business fields:
Complete office address
Contact information like email ID, phone number, and fax number
Nature of office premises (owned/leased/rented/consent/shared/other
Step 5: Select ‘Yes’ for Aadhaar verification and tick mark the consent box to allow the GSTN access to obtain and verify your Aadhaar details from UIDAI.
Step 6: Enter the Aadhaar Card number (of the proprietor/main company personnel), name, and linked mobile number. Enter and verify the OTP sent to the registered number.
Step 7: Upload valid address and ID proof documents in PDF format.
Step 8: Set up a new user ID and click ‘Check’ to see if the requested ID is avail or already in use. Next, set up your password and confirm the same.
Step 9: Tick the verification box confirming that the information provided is correct and then click ‘Save’.
Step 10: Once the form is submitted, the portal generates a 15-digit Transporter ID (TRANS ID) and user credentials.
Yes, every individual registered under GST has to register on the E-way bill portal. Upon entering the GSTIN, the system sends an OTP to the registered mobile number. The system authenticates the OTP before the user can generate the username and password for the E-way bill system.
If there is an error displayed on the portal when trying to register, you can resolve it by clicking on ‘Update from Common Portal’ listed on the E-way bill portal dashboard. Update the correct information and submit the same.
Ensure that your mobile is within network range. Alternatively, you can access the OTP that is sent to your registered email-id account.
This pop-up message indicates that you are already enrolled as a transporter on the e-Way Bill portal. You should use your user ID and password to log into the system. However, if you don’t remember your credentials, you should click on the ‘Forgot TRANS ID’ or ‘Forgot Password’ option (as applicable) to reset the same.
You should check the GSTIN entered to see if there’s an error. Alternatively, you can visit the GST portal at www.gst.gov.in and use the ‘Search Taxpayer’ option to search for your GSTIN details.