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As a MSME business owner, you should get your business registered on the Udyam portal to reap the benefits of MSME registration. When you register your business, you get a unique Udyam Registration Number (URN) and an MSME e-Certificate which validates the existence and status of your business. In this article we will take a look at the process of MSME certificate download. We’ll also understand how to print the e-Certificate and how it can be used in business.

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What is MSME registration certificate?

If your business is eligible for Udyam registration, you can register your business on the portal, and get an e-Certificate that acknowledges your business as a MSME (micro, small and medium enterprise).

This certificate is known as the Udyam registration certificate (previously called Udyog Aadhaar certificate) and is issued by the Ministry of MSME. It comes with a unique 19-digit URN number and QR code using which your business details can be accessed. You will require this URN number and e-Certificate to avail government schemes, subsidies and exemptions for MSME businesses.

How to download MSME certificate online?

The MSME registration online process on the Udyam portal is a paperless process based on self-declaration. You will require your Aadhaar and PAN card and basic business details to register your business as a MSME. Once done, you will be able to print and download the e-Certificate.

The MSME certificate download process can be done online from the Udyam portal. Here are the steps you will need to follow:

  • Visit the Udyam portal: udyamregistration.gov.in/Government-India/Ministry-MSME-registration.htm
  • Click on ‘Print/Verify’ on the main menu for the dropdown
  • Select the first option ‘Print Udyam Certificate’: udyamregistration.gov.in/Udyam_Login.aspx
  • Enter your portal login details to verify and login – i.e., 19 digit URN (UDYAM-XX-00-000000), mobile number (same as the one used during Udyam registration), and select option to receive OTP (email/mobile)
  • Click ‘Validate & Generate OTP’
  • View the e-Certificate which contains the URN and a QR code (to view your business details)
  • Click on the ‘Print’ option if you want to print the MSME certificate or simply get MSME certificate download pdf

How to verify Udyam Registration Number?

At this point, you understand that to download MSME certificate pdf, you will need to have a verified URN, that is Udyam Registration Number.

You can use the Udyam portal to verify your unique URN. Follow the steps below to verify your Udyam Registration Number and use it for MSME certificate download:

  • Visit the Udyam portal official website
  • Browse to ‘Print/Verify’ option on the main menu
  • Select ‘Verify Udyam Registration Number’ from the dropdown: udyamregistration.gov.in/Udyam_Verify.aspx
  • Enter your Udyam Registration or Reference number and the captcha provided
  • Click ‘Verify’

Once done the verification process is completed. You can now use the verified number for downloading or printing your Udyam certificate.

Difference between Udyog Aadhaar and Udyam certificate

Empowering MSMEs has always been a priority for the government. In 2015, it launched the Udyog Aadhaar portal to enable MSMEs to register themselves. The portal (also known as Udyog Aadhaar Memorandum) through a detailed, lengthy process required businesses to furnish adequate information. In the end, a 12-digit UAM number and certificate would be provided.

Udyam, launched in July 2020 is an upgrade from Ugyog Aadhaar. The government has requested all users to shift to the Udyam portal (re-register themselves). Businesses with UAM numbers can access the Udyam portal to verify Udyog Aadhaar registration and even print/download UAM certificate.

UAM certificate vs Udyam certificate

Udyog Aadhaar UAM certificate MSME Udyam certificate
12-digit unique UAM number 19-digit unique URN number
Without QR code Comes with QR code for quick access
Can be downloaded after verification on Udyam portal e-Certificate generated is sent on email and can be downloaded from the portal

How to download Udyog Aadhaar certificate (UAM)?

Considering that the government has made it mandatory for all businesses registered under Udyog Aadhaar Memorandum to re-register themselves on the Udyam portal, the UAM certificate can now be verified and printed through the same.

To print UAM certificate, follow the steps below:

  • Visit the official MSME Udyam portal website
  • Browse the main menu bar and click on ‘Print/verify’
  • Select ‘Print UAM Certificate’ from the dropdown options: udyamregistration.gov.in/UA/PrintAcknowledgement_Pub.aspx
  • Enter your 12-digit UAM number and the mobile number linked to Udyog Aadhaar
  • Click on ‘Submit’

You will get the certificate for printing.

Also read: Difference between Udyog Aadhaar MSME registration and Udyam registration

Why do you need to download MSME registration certificate (benefits)?

When you register your business on the Udyam portal, you get acknowledged as a micro, small or medium scale enterprise based on your investment in plant and machinery and annual turnover (Also read: New MSME classification). This gives you access to exclusive government schemes, subsidies and benefits designed to promote and empower MSMEs.

The MSME registration certificate is your proof that the government acknowledges your MSME status giving your business the validity and credibility it required. Some of the benefits of having the MSME certificate with URN number are:

  • Access to government MSME loan schemes such as MUDRA loans, Stand-Up India loan, CGTSME scheme, and more
  • Option to avail government subsidy schemes on electricity bills for manufacturing plants, patent registration (up to 50%), direct taxes, etc.
  • Exemption from paying earnest money deposit (EMD) in government tender applications as per rule 170 of GFR (only for micro and small businesses) unless otherwise specified
  • Protection against delayed payments via the MSME Samadhaan portal (Also read: Updates on MSME payment terms for 2024)

The Udyam portal is integrated with the Income Tax and GST portals making it convenient to fetch all relevant business data based on the PAN card number provided. It requires to be done once and the MSME certificate comes with lifetime validity. The registration process is free of cost and the simplest way for MSMEs in India to cement their place in the business ecosystem.

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*This is for informational purposes only. It was originally published on 21 August 2023, and updated on 2 April 2024 to keep it relevant. Readers are requested to visit the Udyam portal for the most recent details.

Priyanka Babu

Priyanka is a seasoned content marketing professional with 6 years of experience crafting various forms of business and technology sector content. Her insightful writing tackles critical issues faced by small-scale manufacturing businesses. Swati’s clear and concise communication empowers businesses to make informed decisions and thrive in today’s dynamic business environment.