Startup-India Registration

DPIIT Recognition For Startups

As a part of the Startup India Scheme, your recognition by the Department for Promotion of Industry and Internal Trade (DPIIT) offers several benefits such as three years of tax holidays, alongside concessions for IP filing.

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DPIIT Startup Registration: Process, Cost & Timeline

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Minimum Requirements
  • New Company, LLP or Form
  • Proprietorships are not eligible
  • Should not be older than 10 Years
  • Turnover should be below 100 Crore
  • The applicant should not have foreign stake
What documents are needed?
  • Certificate of Incorporation
  • Company PAN
  • Applicant’s Aadhar
  • Letter of Authorisation
  • An Active Mobile Number
  • An Active Email Address
Step wise process
DPIIT Registration for Startups is a free of cost, application-based process. The form is filed online on Startup India Portal with the prescribed set of documents.

What Next?

Startup India Registration by the DPIIT provides a number of benefits to Startups. This includes seed funding from the government, tax exemptions under Sections 80IAC and 56 of the Income Tax Act, trademark registration at 50% rebate, patent registration at 80% rebate and so on. We assist Startups in availing all these benefits with ease.

What is the Startup India Registration?

Startup India Registration is the recognition provided to startups by the DPIIT (Department of Promotion of Industry & Internal Trade). This recognition helps Startups avail the benefits of the Government’s Flagship Startup India Scheme. Introduced in January 2016, Startup India Scheme aims to create a robust ecosystem for nurturing startups and their innovative products. The goal is to achieve long-term objectives of employment generation and wealth creation.
Major benefits of the Scheme include tax exemptions for Startups, fast-track statutory clearances, easy funding and credit facilities. Recognized Startups also receive rapid FDI approvals, and rebates on Intellectual Property Protection. Registration under the Startup India Scheme enables startups to avail all these benefits effortlessly. We realise the importance of these benefits for your Startup and provide full assistance in getting Startup Registration with ease.

Key Features of Startup India Registration:

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Startup India Registration Eligibility Criterias

Not all newly established businesses are considered Startups. To be considered a Startup in India, businesses need to be recognized by the DPIIT and fulfil certain prescribed eligibility criterias. These criterias are related to the business structure, age of startup, business activities and turnover. Here’s a detailed list of Startup India eligibility criteria for recognition.

Private Limited Company, OPC, Partnership Firm & LLP as business structures:
All commercial establishments in Hyderabad, including all Private Limited Companies, must obtain the Shops and Establishment Registration under the State’s Shops and Establishment Act. The purpose of acquiring this registration is to enable the Government, specifically the State’s Labour Department to ensure that the working conditions and welfare of the employees in the registered establishments are all up to the mark.

Incorporation not more than 10 years ago from the date of application:
For startup Registration in India, your business must not be older than 10 years from the date of incorporation.

Primary objective is financial growth, employment generation & wealth creation:
The primary objective of your business must be employment generation and wealth creation. This indicates that Non-profit entities cannot apply for Startup India Recognition.

Structure is not a result of splitting or reconstruction of an existing business:
The business must be a new and original entity and not formed by restructuring existing business entities. Business formed by demergers, mergers, and established subsidiaries cannot apply for Startup India Recognition.

Turnover has not exceeded Rs.100 crores in any financial year:
Business turnover since incorporation to the filing of Startup India Registration online application, must not exceed Rs.100 crores.

Business activities include dealing in innovative products, processes, or services:
Registration under the Startup India Scheme is only granted to startups having innovative products or services. A detailed product / service description must be provided in this context.

Documents Required for Startup India Registration

The table below contains a complete list of Startup India Registration Documents. These documents can be categorised into mandatory and additional documents. Additional documents are submitted on the basis of your Startup’s stage. Let’s understand the stages of Startups before we proceed to the documents required for Startup India Registration.

Stages of Startup

Mandatory Documents Additional Documents
  • Certificate of Incorporation
  • Business PAN
  • Applicant’s Aadhar
  • Letter of Applicant’s Authorisation
  • An Active Mobile Number
  • An Active Email Address
    (Based on Startup’s Stage)
  • Ideation: No Requirement
  • Validation: Pitch Deck/Website Link
  • Early Traction: Pitch Deck & Video Presentation/Website Link
  • Scaling: Pitch Deck & Video Presentation/Website Link
Note: We recommend you send the soft copies of documents along with the filled out questionnaire we share with you. We will verify the information and legal documents sent to us. Please contact us for further clarifications.

How To Get Startup India Recognition? - Stepwise Process

Wondering how to register for Startup India? We provide full assistance through the documentation and Startup India Registration Process. Our experts make sure your application is filed with the correct information, product description, and prescribed documents. We are here to help you get your Startup Recognition Certificate easily, affordably and in minimal time.

Step-1: Incorporate your Startup

An unregistered business entity cannot qualify as a startup under the Startup India Scheme. So, the first step towards Startup India Recognition is to incorporate your business with the concerned authority.

Step-2: Register on the Startup India Portal

The next step is to register your business on the Startup India Portal. For this, you will have to submit the required details along with your contact details for OTP verification. Contact details include your registered mobile number and email address.

Step-3: Create your Complete Profile

Fill in details like the current stage of your startup, directors / partners, the authorised representative, and so on. Also provide information about the business plan, funding, intellectual property and business activities.

Step-4: Fill out the application for DPIIT Recognition

Click on “DPIIT Recognition” on your portal, and a form will appear on the screen. Fill out and submit the form with the scanned copies of the prescribed documents.

Step-5: Obtain DPIIT recognition Certificate

The DPIIT will examine the application thoroughly, and ultimately issue a Certificate of Recognition to your startup. The Certificate will contain

Benefits of Startup India Recognition in India

DPIIT Registration for Startups was introduced with the purpose of enabling recognized Startups to avail the benefits of Startup India Scheme. These benefits aim to reduce the overall financial and compliance burden on Startups during the initial stages. This helps them cope up with challenges they often face. Given below is a list of some of the most important Startup India Registration benefits provided only to recognized Startups.


Quick, easy and 100% self-certified online compliances on the Startup India Portal to reduce the burden of compliances on Startups

Tax Exemptions

Income Tax Exemption for three financial years u/s 80 IAC for Startups. Also, capital gains tax exemptions for angel investors u/s 56.

Rebates in IPR Registration

Affordable Intellectual Property protection for startups with 80% Rebate on Patent Filing and 50% rebate on Trademark Filing

Transparent operations & Easy Closure

Publicly accessible documents for incubators, and fast-track winding up within 90 days under the Insolvency & Bankruptcy Code

Multiple Funding Facilities

Rs.10,000 crores worth of funds and loans under the Credit Guarantee Scheme. This secures funding shortage of financial resources

Tax Holiday

No tax inspection to control the Startup's compliance with the requirements prescribed by tax laws. Tax Holiday for first 3 years after the receiving DPIIT recognition

How We Assist in Startup India Registration Online?

At Setindiabiz, we provide end-to-end assistance in the Startup India Registration Process. We have an expert legal team to take care of your application and documentation. They ensure that all information provided is correct, updated, and verified. We also guide our clients through the eligibility conditions to ensure the approval of application without any hindrance. With our services, you drastically increase your chances of getting Startup Recognition from the DPIIT quickly and affordably.

FAQs on DPIIT Startup Registration

Yes. Startup India Registration Process is completely online. The application and documents can be submitted on the Startup India Portal.
DPIIT is the short form of The Department of Industrial Policy, Promotion, and Internal Trade. It is responsible for issuing a Startup India Recognition Certificate to eligible startups.
Getting DPIIT registration for Startups is extremely quick, easy, and affordable with Setindiabiz. Simply subscribe to our all-inclusive package of DPIIT recognition to avail our services. For more information send your enquiry to our startup advisors and consultants. We will respond back to you as soon as possible.
DIPP Certificate is the Certificate a business receives after being recognized as a “Startup” by the DPIIT. Based on the DIPP Certificate your business can avail all benefits of the Startup India Scheme. It also contains a recognition number and the date of recognition as well.
Yes, a DPIIT Registration for startups is mandatory for eligible businesses. It is required to avail the benefits under the Startup India Scheme.
A Startup is a newly established business entity not more than 10 years from the date of its incorporation. Its turnover must not have exceeded Rs.100 crores in any financial year since its inception. Moreover, a startup must deal in products / services / processes that are new and innovative. Its purpose must either be employment generation or wealth creation.
To legalise your startup, you must obtain recognition as a “Startup” by the DPIIT under the Startup India Scheme.
There are 4 stages of a startup. These are
  • Ideation stage, where merely the idea of the startup has been formulated 
  • Validation stage, where the startup is validating its idea by introducing minimum viable products in the market
  • Early traction stage, where the startup is in its early stages of business operations and has just begun generation of revenues
Scaling stage, where the startup is gradually expanding the scale of its business operations
Startup India Registration Fees depends on the professional services you’re opting for. There are no Government fees charged by the DPIIT.
DPIIT Recognition for Startups is usually a quick process and hardly takes 1-2 days to complete. However, the duration may get extended depending on the accuracy of your application, documents, and the workload at the Department.
Yes. Startup India Registration Process is completely online. The application and documents can be submitted on the Startup India Portal.