List of Documents Required for FSSAI Registration 

Published On: Feb 21, 2023Last Updated: Nov 23, 20236 min read

If you’re planning to start a food business in India, then obtaining a FSSAI license or registration is mandatory. FSSAI registration is for small food and beverage organisations (FBO). Medium and large businesses on the other hand need a FSSAI licence. FSSAI is the regulatory authority that ensures food safety and quality across the country. To acquire a FSSAI registration, there are certain documents that need to be submitted as per the FSSAI guidelines. In this article, we will discuss the essential documents required for FSSAI registration.

FSSAI Registration Documents

There are three types of FSSAI licenses you can apply for; A Basic Registration/license, A State License and a Central License. The process to apply for FSSAI License is quite simple, You can do it online via the FSSAI website or the FoSCoS portal.

Documents required for all licenses

For FSSAI license or registration, be it FSSAI registration for retailers, food businesses, or anyone, there are some important documents required. They are:

Form A

Firstly, you have to submit Form A of Application for Registration / Renewal of Registration under Food Safety and Standards Act, 2006. This is the application form for FSSAI Basis registration. You must duly fill and sign it. The following information is required under Form A:

  • Firstly, you need 3 Passport Size Photographs – (Proprietor / Partner / Director)
  • Secondly, you need to provide a Property Tax Bill
  • Thirdly, a constitution of Business such as an Incorporation Certificate, Partnership Deed etc.
  • Fourthly, you must submit a Plan of the processing unit showing the dimensions and operation-wise area allocation
  • Additionally, you must provide a list of Directors/ Partners/Proprietors with address, contact details, and photo ID
  • Name and list of equipment and machinery used with the number and installed capacity
  • List of food category to be manufactured
  • Analysis report of water to be used in the process to confirm the portability
  • Finally, provide an index Copy (if the applicant is the owner of the place)

Photo ID Proof

Secondly, you need to submit any government-issued photo ID. (Such as PAN card, Aadhaar card, or Voter ID card

Address Proof

Thirdly, you need to submit an address proof. You can submit a copy of any utility bill, bank statement, or rental agreement as address proof.

Food Safety Management Plan

Additionally, you must submit a Food Safety Management Plan. This document outlines the food safety measures that the business will adopt. Hence, it is a very important document.

Declaration Form

After that, you have to submit a declaration form. This document affirms that the food business complies with the FSSAI rules and regulations.

Authority Letter

If the applicant is not the proprietor, then an authority letter has to be submitted.

NOC from Municipality

In case the business is operating from a municipality area, then a No Objection Certificate (NOC) from the municipality is mandatory.

Additional Documents needed for State License and Central license

Form B

This is Form B of Application for Registration / Renewal of Registration under Food Safety and Standards Act, 2006. You need to fill it for obtaining a FSSAI State or Central license. Hence, it is important to ensure that all the details provided in this form are accurate and up-to-date. The following information is needed under Form B:

Basic information

  • Firstly, you need 2 Passport Size Photographs – (Proprietor / Partner / Director)
  • Secondly, you need Shop & Establishment Certificate with Professional Tax Certificate
  • Next, you must provide the PAN of the Business (Partnership / Private Limited Company / LLP)
  • Additionally, you must also submit the MOA /AOA of Private Limited Company and LLP Agreement of LLP
  • Certificate of Incorporation of LLP / Private Limited Company
  • Partnership deed/ affidavit of proprietorship
  • B. U. Permission / Impact Fee Receipt
  • Medical Certificate Of Workers
  • NOC and copy of License from the manufacturer
  • Finally, submit a copy of the certificate obtained under Coop Act 1861/Multi state Coop Act 2002

Plant/Manufacturing unit-related information

  • Firstly, you must submit a plan of the processing unit showing the dimensions and operation-wise area allocation
  • Secondly, name and list of equipment and machinery used for manufacturing along with Quantity, details of Horse Power and Production Capacity
  • Photographs of Machinery and Lab Instruments
  • List of food categories to be manufactured
  • List of products along with ingredient and additives list to be manufactured
  • BIS Certificate (Required for Packaged Drinking Water only)
  • Source of raw material for milk, meat etc (only required for Milk/ meat unit)
  • Ministry of Commerce Certificate for 100% EOU
  • IE code document issued by DGFT
  • Certificate from Ministry of Tourism
  • CGWA NOC for using bore-well water. Otherwise, an undertaking of water supply and valid proof (for units situated within the limits of Gandhinagar, Kalol, Mansa and Mehsana)
  • Supporting document for proof of turnover and transportation
  • Additionally, you need to also submit an Analysis report of water to be used in the process to confirm the portability.
  • Water Report as per IS 10500 (from a NABL Accredited Lab)
  • Water Report as per IS 14543 (from a NABL Accredited Lab) (Required For Packaged Drinking Water Only)
  • Balance Sheet and P&L Statement of Financial Year (For Wholesaler/Retailer/ Supplier/Distributor KOB)
  • Finally, you must submit a Property Tax Bill for Business premises

Other things to keep in mind

The above-mentioned documents are essential for obtaining a FSSAI registration. It is important to note that the FSSAI guidelines keep evolving, and the document list might be revised from time to time. Hence, it is advisable to keep yourself updated with the latest guidelines. You can check the FSSAI website for the same. Moreover, you can also check the FoSCos portal for the latest FSSAI document-related information.


In conclusion, FSSAI registration documents are critical to starting and running a food business in India. Complying with the FSSAI regulations ensures food safety and quality for consumers. Therefore, it is crucial to ensure that all the necessary documents are in order before applying for FSSAI registration or licensing.

Frequently Asked Questions 

FSSAI registration is a legal requirement for all food businesses operating in India. It is the process of obtaining a unique 14-digit registration number from the Food Safety and Standards Authority of India (FSSAI) to ensure that the food produced and sold by the business is safe and of good quality

FSSAI registration is mandatory for all food businesses that are involved in any kind of food production, storage, transportation, distribution, and sale. This includes food manufacturers, processors, packers, distributors, and online food businesses.

FSSAI registration offers numerous benefits to food businesses. It ensures that the food produced and sold by the business is of good quality, safe, and hygienic. FSSAI registration also enhances the credibility of the business, which can help in building customer trust and gaining a competitive advantage. Additionally, FSSAI registration is a legal requirement, and non-compliance can lead to heavy penalties and legal consequences.

The validity period of FSSAI registration ranges from 1 to 5 years, depending on the selected plan. After the validity period, the registration needs to be renewed to ensure that the business continues to comply with the FSSAI guidelines and regulations.

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  1. Amit 10/05/2023 at 12:57 pm - Reply

    I require FSSAI registration for starting home baking.
    Please suggest the procedures and fees.

    • Diksha Shastri 11/05/2023 at 7:19 am - Reply

      Hello Amit, we have escalated your query and you will shortly receive a call from our team! Until then, you can connect with us on

  2. Saugata 01/07/2023 at 11:16 am - Reply

    I need FASSAI License for Food Packaging at Home

    • Diksha Shastri 03/07/2023 at 11:28 am - Reply

      Hello Saugata, I have escalated your query. You will shortly receive a call from the concerned department.

  3. Nishtha 25/09/2023 at 10:34 am - Reply

    I need FSSAI registration for my online food delivery business from home. Kindly assist

    • Diksha Shastri 02/10/2023 at 12:37 pm - Reply

      Hi Nishtha, Kindly share your contact details with us at and our team of experts will connect with you.

  4. ankit rawat 05/10/2023 at 12:09 pm - Reply

    hallo mam
    mam hum ko juice , jam, chutney etc manufacturing FSSAI lichens need
    kon kon se document chaiheye

    • Monjima Ghosh 13/10/2023 at 4:13 am - Reply

      All the documents mentioned in this article will be required based on whichever FSSAI license or registration you go for. Please reach out to us at for personalized assistance

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