Shops & Establishment Registration

The Shops and Establishment Act is a state-specific law which may differ from state to another. The objective of shops and establishment license is to regulate the work conditions and ensure the employees’ rights are protected.
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When an entity employs people, who may be full time employees, Casual workers, Contract based, etc. it is mandatory for the owner of the entity get registered under shops and establishment Act or called as labor law.

The application for shops and establishment registration needs to be filed with labor department having jurisdiction on the registered office of the company, LLP, and every other place of business where employees are employed.

The Application for shops and establishment must be filed within 30 days of the establishment of the place of business.

Benefits of Shops & Establishment Registration

Ease of Opening a Current Bank Account

Business entities that are registered under shops and establishment Act can easily open a current bank account in any bank. It will work as an address proof of the entity.

Peace of mind for employer and employees

Shops and establishment license covers the aspect of well-being of the employees in the entity. The Act preserves the right of employees and ensures their safety in terms of health and financial status. This would help the employers to create a positive environment in the office for the employees.

Avoids unethical business practice

Child labor is common in many unorganized sectors of India. Shops & establishment Act has some strong provisions against the child labor. Any entity under the influence of shops and establishment act cannot hire a minor to complete their tasks.

Enforce better wages and holiday management

Majority of entities in the unorganized sector of India, does not have substantial policies regarding the wages and holidays. Shops and establishment act ensures that establishments must focus on these area’s and be more transparent to employees and auditing authorities.


  1. Passport size photo of the applicant
  2. Photo of the shop/office along with the owner
  3. List of management employees and directors
  4. Identity/Address Proof of the owner
  5. Details of employees, their wage rates and the company
  6. Address proof of establishment
  7. MOA and AOA in case of private or public ltd firms
  8. NOC from owner of the property
  9. The authorization letter for Authorized signatory
  10. Duly filled Registration Form signed by owner

Process of Shops & Establishment Registration

Step 1: Share the required documents and information

Step 2: Creating entity user on the online portal

Step 3: Filing the shops and establishment form

Step 4: Make attachment of necessary documents

Step 4: Make the payment

Step 4: Obtain the shops and establishment license

Key Deliverables

  1. Certificate of shops and establishment

  2. Login credentials

  3. Challan

Shops & Establishment Registration

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We make the process so easy and fast that you will not even feel the headache of all the paperwork, and our professionals will provide you all the promised deliverable within a given span of time.

Experienced Professionals

All our professionals are qualified and specialized in that particular work. Making sure no mistakes are done at the time of filings with the authorities so that company won’t have to pay any penalties due to mistakes.

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We support you throughout the journey of your business, from the incorporation, Accounting and taxation support, Secretarial compliance support, and Legal support.


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Frequently Asked Questions

Once after taking the shops and establishment license it is valid for Five years. (this may differ from one state to another)
Under the Shop and Establishment Act, every business has to seek approval from Department of Labor and keep up-to-date registers regarding details of employment, fines, deductions and advances, salary and holidays. The requirements may vary from state to state.
Yes, even cases where the employees are working from home, this registration is necessary to obtain.
Start up or no start up, if you have a shop, office or employees working under you or your company you are required to get a shop and establishments license.