The present article covers the basics of the e-invoice portal and also explains the steps to register on the e-invoice portal.

Basic understanding of e-invoice portal-

Following are some of the basics of an e-invoice portal

♥ is the first invoice registration portal.

♥ The e-invoice portal is maintained by the NIC (i.e., National Informatics Centre).

♥ The e-invoice portal is basically involved in the function of generating Invoice Reference Number (IRN) for the uploaded invoices.

♥ Following is the list of some of the major facilities made available on the e-invoice portal

  • Generation and cancellation of unique Invoice Reference Number.
  • Bulk generation of IRN.
  • Search facility like-
    • Taxpayers search,
    • Status of e-invoice enablement,
    • Verify Signed Invoice,
    • Product and service search based on HSN code,
    • Master Codes,
    • PIN Code search,
    • PIN to PIN distance search,
  • Tracking or verifying details of e-invoice.
  • An updated list of GSTINs generating IRN.
  • Authorizing any other sub-user for generation, cancellation and generating reports relating to IRN.
  • Generation of MIS report.
  • API registration.

Steps to register on e-invoice portal-

For registration under the e-invoice portal, the taxable person needs to follow the below stages-

STAGE 1 – e-Invoice Enablement; and

STAGE 2 – e-Invoice Registration.

Both the stages are briefly explained hereunder.

STAGE 1 – e-Invoice Enablement-

Prior to obtaining registration on the invoice registration portal, e-invoice enablement status needs to be verified. The steps to verify the status are-

STEP 1 – Visit site

STEP 2 – Go to ‘Registration’ and select ‘e-invoice Enablement’ from the drop-down list.

STEP 3 – Enter the GSTIN and characters shown in the image.

STEP 4 – Click ‘Go’.

In case the GSTIN is already enabled for e-invoicing, the following message will be displayed-

‘3063 – You are already enabled for e-invoicing.

However, if e-invoicing is not enabled. Then, based on the entered GSTIN, the following details will be displayed-

    • Applicant Name,
    • Trade Name,
    • Address Line 1 and Line 2,
    • City,
    • PIN,
    • State,
    • Registered e-mail ID, and
    • Registered mobile number.
  • Additionally, a check-box will appear mentioning that for the GSTIN, the aggregate turnover is above INR 50 Crores and hence I may be enabled for e-invoicing.
  • If agreeing to the above, Click the check-box.
  • Click ‘Send OTP’.
  • An OTP will be sent to the registered mobile number.
  • Enter the OTP to enable e-invoicing.

STAGE 2 – e-Invoice Registration-

Post enabling the e-invoice, as per the above steps, the registered person needs to follow the below steps for obtaining registration on the invoice registration portal (e-invoice portal)-

STEP 1 – Go to the e-invoice website i.e.

STEP 2 – Go to ‘Registration’ and select ‘Portal Login’ from the drop-down list.

STEP 3 – Enter appropriate GSTIN.

STEP 4 – Enter the characters shown in the image.

STEP 5 – Click ‘Go’.

STEP 6 – Following details, as per the GST portal, will be displayed-

    • Applicant’s Name;
    • Trade Name;
    • Address Line 1 and Line 2;
    • City;
    • PIN;
    • State;
    • Registered Mail ID; and
    • Registered Mobile number.

STEP 7 – Verify all the above details and click ‘Send OTP’.

STEP 8 – OTP will be received on the registered mobile number. Enter the OTP so received and click ‘Verify OTP’.

STEP 9 – Once the OTP is successfully verified. The applicant will have to select and enter ‘User name’; ‘Password’ and ‘Re-enter Password’.

STEP 10 – Click ‘Save’.

Important points regarding e-invoice portal registration-

  • A taxable person already registered on the GST portal will have to obtain separate registration on the e-invoice portal.
  • A taxable person registered on the e-way bill portal is not required to separately register on the e-invoice portal. Such a person can login in to the e-invoice portal using the login credentials of the e-way bill portal.
  • The person registered on the e-invoice portal can create maximum up to 10 sub-users, for each place of business.

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