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CBEC has started the process of migrating the existing Central Excise (CE) and Service Tax (ST) registrations to GST and issue Provisional IDs to them. As a mandatory requirement, only PAN based registrations would be issued Provisional ID. It
Since GST registration will be based on PAN and State, only one Provisional ID will be issued to a given PAN for a given state, irrespective of the number of
In the approach, wherever the combination of ‘State’ and ‘PAN’ is mentioned, it means a 12 character string where the first two characters are numeric and represent the ‘State’ and the last 10 characters are the ‘PAN’ associated with the registration.
Specific details on
CE Registrations:Basis the ‘11’ and ‘12’ character in the
In Step 2, all registrations belonging to ‘EM’ category would be selected for issuance of Provisional IDs. In this step, only those registrations would be issued a provisional ID where the combination of ‘State’ and ‘PAN’ is not already occurring in Provisional IDs issued in Step 1. Similarly for step 3 ‘XD’ registrations would be selected and Provisional ID issued to only those registrations where the combination of ‘State’ and ‘PAN’ is not already occurring in Step 1 and Step 2.
Additionally, Each CE registration contains 2 addresses – one for the Head Office and another for the Business Premise. For a given CE registration, if the ‘State’ for the ‘Head Office’ and ‘Business Premise’ is different, then the registration will be eligible for issuance of 2 provisional IDs whereas in case where the ‘State’ for ‘Head Office’ and ‘Business Premise’ is same, only one Provisional ID would be issued.
ST registrations have 2 categories – Centralized and Non-Centralized. Under Non-Centralized registrations, there are 3 categories – ‘SD’. ‘ST’ and ‘SE’. The registrations for issuance of Provisional IDs have selected in the same order. With the process being same as for CE i.e.
Once the list of registrations in ST to be issued Provisional IDs is selected (including both Centralized and Non-Centralized), this would be checked with the list of registrations selected for Provisional IDs for CE. All ST registrations where the combination of ‘State’ and ‘PAN’
1. Provisional IDs would be issued only for PAN based registrations.
2. Only one Provisional ID would be issued for multiple registrations where the combination
3. For CE registrations, the order of selection is ‘XM’, ‘EM’, ‘XD’, ‘ED’ and ‘EI’
4. For ST registrations, the order for Non-Centralized is ‘SD’, ‘ST’ and ‘SE’.
5. Only those ST registrations would be issued Provisional ID where the ‘State’ and ‘PAN’combination is not occurring in selected CE registrations.
For any assistance required or complaints related to migration to GST, please contact CBEC’s GST Helpdesk at 1800-1200-232 or send email to
You may also contact the Nodal Officer at:
To migrate to GST,
Getting A Provisional ID
a. The PAN associated with the registration is not valid
c.There are multiple CE/ST registrations on the same PAN in a State. In this case only 1 Provisional ID would be issued for the 1st registration in the
Check GST Registration manual for PART A and PART B registration processes.
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