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Udyog Aadhaar is a single-window platform for MSME registration. MSMEs fill in the Udyog Aadhaar Memorandum (UAM) to complete this registration process. When you have finished the registration process, you must perform the Udyog Aadhaar verification.
What is Udyam verification?
Udyam verification is an online process employed by the Government of India to confirm an Udyam registration’s authenticity. All MSMEs must verify their Udyam registration online on the Udyam portal.
How to do Udyog Aadhaar verification online?
Udyog Aadhaar verification or Udyog Aadhaar validation can be easily completed online in a few simple steps:
Step 1: Visit the official website for Udyam registration
Step 2: Navigate to the option ‘Print/Verify’ given in the homepage
Step 3: Hover your mouse on ‘Print/Verify’ and select ‘Verify Udyog Aadhar’ from the drop-down menu.
Step 4: A page labelled “Udyog Aadhaar Memorandum – Online Verification’ will appear on the screen
Step 5: Enter your 12-digit Udyog Aadhar Number as registered on the website
Step 6: Enter verification code as given in the Captcha Image.
Step 7: Click on ‘Verify’ button
This completes the process of Udyog Aadhaar verification online.
Checking Udyam registration status
Udyam registration is completed instantly, and your registration number is sent to your mobile number and e-mail ID. You can download and print the Udyam registration and Udyog Aadhaar certificate from the Udyam registration portal once the registration is complete.
Follow steps 1 and 2 from the above process, from the drop-down menu and select print Udyam certificate for Udyam certificate. Click on ‘Print UAM Certificate’ for Udyog Aadhaar certificate.
Difference between Udyam registration and Udyog Aadhaar Memorandum
Udyog Aadhaar Memorandum (UAM) is the old process of MSME registration. UAM was replaced by the Udyam registration in July 2020. The Government of India introduced Udyam registration to make it easier for MSMEs to register with the government portal.
“Those who have EM-II or UAM registration or any other registration issued by any authority under the Ministry of MSME, will have to re-register themselves,” according to the Udyam registration portal. This means that if you currently hold an Udyog Aadhaar registration you must visit the Udyam registration portal and register your company again.
Here are the main differences between Udyam registration and Udyog Aadhaar Memorandum:
- Registration number
“No enterprise shall file more than one Udyam Registration. However, any number of activities including manufacturing or service, or both may be specified and added in one registration,” states the Udyam registration portal.
This means that Udyam registration can be applied for only by a single person with a single Aadhaar card. She/he can add multiple business activities in the same registration form. However, under the UAM facility, a single person can register for Udyog Aadhaar several times under different corporate names.
- Registration form
The Udyam registration portal asks businesses to fill in a longer application form requiring details of income tax and GST. Udyog Aadhaar on the other hand features a one-page form.
- Documents requirement
Udyog Aadhaar application only requires the applicant’s Aadhaar card and PAN number, and it provides instant self-certification as per old MSME criteria. In contrast, Udyam Registration only requires the applicant’s Aadhaar card and provides verified certification per new MSME criteria.
- Integration with government portals
Udyam registration is fully integrated with online MSME platforms like GeM portal and income tax and GSTIN systems. While Udyog Aadhaar has no integration with government portals.
Udyog Aadhaar verification will be soon irrelevant as it expired on June 30, 2022. If you have a UAM number, you should re-register yourselves under Udyam registration.
Visit the homepage of Udyam registration portal. You will be able to find an option “For those already having registration as UAM” indicated right below the title labelled “MSME/Udyam Registration Process” indicated on the homepage.
- Is Udyam and MSME registration the same?
- Benefits of Udyam registration for MSMEs in India
- Who is eligible for Udyam registration?
How can you verify your Udyog Aadhaar number?
- Go to the Udyam registration portal
- Hover your mouse on ‘Print/Verify’ button visible in the homepage
- Select ‘Verify Udyog Aadhar’
- Fill the form that appears
- Click on ‘Verify’
How can I check my Udyam Registration certificate validity?
- Go to the Udyam Registration website
- Click on the “Verify Udyam Registration” tab
- Enter your Udyam Registration number
- Enter the verification code
- Click on the “Verify” button