Shop and Establishment act

Shop and Establishment act is enacted to provide statutory obligation and rights to employees and employers in the unorganized sector of employment, i.e., shops and establishments. “Establishment” means a shop, commercial establishment, residential hotel, restaurant, eating house, theatre, or other place of public amusement or entertainment to which this Act applies and includes such other establishment as the [State] Government may, by notification in the Official Gazette, declare to be an establishment for the purposes of this Act.

Documents Required for Shop & Establishment Registration

  • Photograph of the Shop or Establishment at the entrance with Name Board in local language
  • Certificate of Incorporation, MOA & AOA of Company / LLP Agreement of the Company or LLP
  • Copy of PAN card
  • List of Directors or Partners and their ID & Address proof
  • Copy of Board Resolution or Partners Consent
  • Address proof of Company/LLP/Partnership/Proprietorship
  • Details of all the employees if any.



  • Evidence for opening Current account: Registration in Shop and Establishment Act can be used as a proof for opening of current bank account for enterprises.
  • Proof of Existence: Registration in Shop and Establishment Act provides a legal identity to the business and it serves as an proof of existence of enterprise.
  • Benefits in labour law: After registration in Shop and Establishment Act, enterprises can avail various benefits in labour laws.



Steps for Shop and Establishment Registration:

  • Preliminary Requirements
  1. Provide basic details & documents required for Registration.
  2. Make Payment through Secured Payment Gateway 


  • Registration


  1. Application for Registration


  • Completion of Registration
  1. Issuance of certificate.


Process of Shop and Establishment Registration:


Day 1:

  • Provide basic details & documents required for registration.

Day 2:

  • Application for Shop and Establishment registration.


Day 3:

  • Issuance of Certificate




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