STPI/NON STPI Registration

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  • Filling with STPI Department
  • Advise on Post Compliances

STPI / NON STPI Registration

India has many reasons to feel proud about the success of its Software Industry. During the post liberalization era, Govt. policies have acted as a catalyst and facilitated the growth of IT exports. The software Industry has attained global recognition primarily because of the timing of the policies and simplistic procedures laid-down by the Govt. when they were needed. The Industry also has responded very well to the changes in the policy.

Under the Ministry of Information, the Software Technology Parks of India is called STPI's is a society Technology. Government of India has the sole motive of encouraging, promoting and supporting the Software Exports from India.

Under Ministry of of Information the Software technology Park of India was established its called STPI Department. Purpose of this department was to encourage software exports from India. This department have take care of STPI / NON STPI registration for IT and other companies. Its not necessary to have premises in any SEZ / EOU jurisdiction. Hence STPI registration can be taken for any location. In India most of Major Cities Such as Gurgaon, Mumbai , Noida , Delhi etc. have STPI Departments. There are two kind of registrations provided one is STPI and Second is NON STPI Unit. Key difference is under STPI unit , company is allowed to import duty free capital Goods. Where as NON STPI Unit is only towards meeting compliances.

Minimum Requirement for STPI / NON STPI Registration

  • Business : Company / LLP / Proprietor
  • Export : Exporter of Software
  • Registration : Import Export Code
  • SLA: Service Export Agreement
  • Banking : Bank Account
  • KYC: Owners KYC

STPI Compliances Services

  • Setting up of 100% STP Unit including making application with project report, co-ordinating with depart to obtain Letter of Permission/LOA, Green Card, LOI & DIC.
  • Obtaining Certificate of Import and Domestic procurement
  • Bounding RWC and Cancellation
  • Maintaining statutory records under Excise , Customs and STPI Scheme
  • Bonding, RWC and cancellation of bond.
  • Maintenance of statutory records under Central Excise, Customs, FEMA, FTP & HBP norms
  • Refund of Excise Duty, Service Tax, VAT, Drawbacks & RD
  • Obtaining Exemptions from Electricity Duty, Stamp Duty, Octroi/N Form facility.
  • Filing of MPR, QPR & APR Reports and Softex.

Scheme STPI Benefits & Highlights

Duty Free Import of CG

100% exemption on customs duty for imports of capital equipment's

100% Excise Duty

100% excise duty exemption on indigenous items attainment.

Second Hand Equipment

All relevant equipment/goods including second hand equipment can be imported (except prohibited items)

On Loan

Equipment can also be imported on loan or lease basis

Earned Foreign Exchange

Sales in the DTA (Domestic Tariff Area) up to 50% of the foreign exchange earned by the STP/EHTP unit


Software units may also use the computer system for training purpose (including commercial training)

Enabling Priority Treatment

Green card enabling priority treatment for government clearances / other services

100% FDI

100% Foreign Direct Investment permissible through ‘Automatic Route' of RBI

Check List Of Documents For STPI Registration

  • Application Form
  • Board Resolution
  • Resume of CEO
  • Company profile
  • Company documents PAN , AOA MOA , COI
  • Background of Promoters
  • Units Area of expertise/Services offered
  • Marketing Strategy / marketing Arrangements
  • Manpower plan
  • Plans for Future
  • List of Capital goods to be acquired from abroad and within India.
  • Details of foreign collaborator (whether financial or technical)
  • Copy of floor plan of the Unit certified by an architect.
  • Copy of the rent agreement if any
  • Copy of invoice of the Internet service provider
  • Other documents

What We Offer - STPI Registration

Legal Drafting of STPI Registration

Advise on Service Agreement

Filing to STPI Department

STPI Registration Certificate

STPI Registration Process


Application Preparation

An VALS & CO. Financial Expert will prepare your STPI Registration Application along with the necessary supporting documents that needs to be submitted for STPI Registration


Application Processing

Once the application is prepared and submitted, the concerned STPI Office will process the application and may request for more information or documents (if required).


STPI Registration

While processing the application, if required an STPI Financial Expert will help respond to any query or request for document and obtain STPI Registration.

FAQ - STPI Registration

An Indian company A Subsidiary of a Foreign Company A branch office of Foreign Company

100% Foreign Direct Investment, NRI-Repatriable, NRI-Non Repatriable, Resident Holding and combination thereof is allowed

Yes operations under the STP Scheme can be carried out from any location in the country.

Private Bonded Warehouse is a warehouse declared by Customs Authorities to carry out Export Processing under STP Scheme.

Capital Goods is the Hardware and infrastructure the unit is envisaging to procure for a value by the way of import, to set up the STP.

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