May 22, 2024

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FSSAI Registration documents to prepare

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Are you setting up a food business in India? Then you must prepare documents needed for your business. The documents you need depend on the paper works that the company needed to comply.

In this article, we will focus on the documents to prepare if you’re planning to get a FSSAI Registration. But before you prepare the documents, you must understand the type of license for your food business.

License types

There are different types of license including the basic registration, state license and central license. These types depend on the yearly turnover of a business. The basic registration is applicable for a business with annual turnover below Rs. 12 Lac. A business with an annual turnover between Rs. 12 Lac to Rs. 20 Cr requires the state license. For the central license, a business must have more than Rs. 20 Cr.

Once you identified the license type, you need to identify the documents to prepare. Here is the list that serves as your guide:


For the basic registration, you need to prepare the following documents

  • Photo ID (issued by the government)
  • Scanned Copy of Signature
  • Photo of FBO

State license and Central license (Manufacturing)

Here is the complete list for acquiring a state license or a central license for the manufacturing industry:

  • Photo ID issued by Government authority
  • Photo of FBO
  • Blue Print  (Processing Unit & Equipment/Machinery)
  • Production unit photograph
  • Address proof issued by Government authority
  • Declaration Form
  • List of Directors with full address and contact
  • Proof of possession of premises
  • Scanned Copy of Signature
  • List of food products
  • Partnership Deed/Affidavit of Proprietorship/MOA&AOA
  • NOC & Copy of License from manufacturer (mandatory for re-labelers and re-packers only)
  • For Transporter: Proof for Turnover or self-declaration of number of vehicles
  • Scanned Copy of Signature

State license and Central license (Trading)

For the state license and central license for trading, you must comply with the requirements mentioned in “State license and Central license (Manufacturing).” However, you may not need to include the following requirements for the trading business:

  • Blue Print  (Processing Unit & Equipment/Machinery)
  • Production unit photograph
  • Proof for turnover or self-declaration of a number of vehicles (for transporter)

As you acquire the documents for the license, you need to follow the following procedures:

  • Complete the required documentation
  • You must pay the Challan
  • You are required to submit all the documents for each designated office
  • Expect that the documents will go through the inspection process
  • You need to follow up the inspection process
  • End of process – license is completed

If you find the process and the completion of the documents to be complicated, you can hire a consultation firm that helps you to complete the process. This type of firm specializes in acquiring the license without giving you too much stress. You just need to give some basic information about the company and sign some documents. Then you’ll just need to wait for until the end of the process.

When you hire a firm specializing the application of license, you can start to focus on your product development.