A. Procedure to register DSC on the GST common portal:

I have procured a DSC. How can I register my DSC with the GST Common Portal?

To register your DSC with the GST Common Portal, you need to perform the following steps: 

1. Access the www.gst.gov.in URL. The GST Home page is displayed.

2. Click the EXISTING USER LOGIN button.

3. The Login page is displayed. In the Username field, type the username that you created.

4. In the Password field, type the password.

5. In the Type the characters you see in the image below field, type the captcha text as shown on the screen.

6. Click the LOGIN button.

7. The Welcome page is displayed. Click the CONTINUE button.

8. The Dashboard is displayed. Click the Dashboard > Register / Update DSC command.

9. The Register Digital Signature Certificate page is displayed. In the PAN of Authorized Signatory drop-down list, select the PAN of the authorized Signatory that you want to register.

10. Select the I have downloaded and installed the signer checkbox.

11. Click the PROCEED button.

12. Select the certificate. Click the Sign button.

A successful message that "Your DSC has been successfully registered" is displayed.

B) Procedure to update DSC on the GST common portal:

I have renewed my DSC. How do I update my new DSC?

To update your DSC with the GST Common Portal, you need to perform the following steps:

 1. Access the www.gst.gov.in URL. The GST Home page is displayed.

2. Click the EXISTING USER LOGIN button.

3. The Login page is displayed. In the Username field, type the username that you created.

4. In the Password field, type the password.

5. In the Type the characters you see in the image below field, type the captcha text as shown on the screen.

6. Click the LOGIN button.

7. The Welcome page is displayed. Click the CONTINUE button.

8. The Dashboard is displayed. Click the Dashboard > Register / Update DSC command.

9. The Register Digital Signature Certificate page is displayed. In the PAN of Authorized Signatory drop-down list, select the PAN of the authorized Signatory that you want to update.

10. Click the UPDATE button.

11. Click the CONTINUE button.

12. Select the certificate. Click the Sign button.

A successful message that "DSC has been successfully updated" is displayed.

C. Procedure to view the saved application

I am an existing taxpayer. I had saved my enrolment application but not completed it. How can I access my saved application?

As an existing taxpayer, you can enrol with GST at the GST Common Portal.

You can complete your application intermediately and keep saving the application. You can view your saved application at the GST Common Portal after login. 

To view your saved application, you need to perform the following steps:

1. Access the www.gst.gov.in URL. The GST Home page is displayed.

2. Click the EXISTING USER LOGIN button.

3. The Login page is displayed. In the Username field, type the username that you created.

4. In the Password field, type the password.

5. In the Type the characters you see in the image below field, type the captcha text as shown on the screen.

6. Click the LOGIN button.

7. The Welcome page is displayed. Click the CONTINUE button.

8. The Dashboard is displayed. Click the Dashboard > My Saved application command.

9. The My Application Status page is displayed. Here, the details of application you have created are displayed. To modify the application, click the Edit icon under the Action column.

10. The application will open in edit mode. You can make changes to the application and submit it.

D) Procedure to track the application status

As an existing taxpayer, you can enrol with GST at the GST Common Portal. On submission of the Enrolment Application, you will be given an Application Reference Number (ARN). You can track status of your application by tracking this ARN.

To track application status of Enrolment Application, you need to perform the following steps:

1. Access the www.gst.gov.in URL. The GST Home page is displayed.

2. Click the EXISTING USER LOGIN button.

3. The Login page is displayed. In the Username field, type the username that you created.

4. In the Password field, type the password.

5. In the Type the characters you see in the image below field, type the captcha text as shown on the screen.

6. Click the LOGIN button.

7. The Welcome page is displayed. Click the CONTINUE button.

8. The Dashboard is displayed. Click the Dashboard > My Saved application command.

9. The My Application Status page is displayed. Here, you can see the status of your Enrolment Application.

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    I hope by reading this article you got enlighten on ,How to register or update Digital signature certificate (DSC) and other user services under the new Goods and Service Tax (GST) common portal?further to mention before taken any financial decision based on this content it is prefered to take an expert opinion as matter can be subjective.