Food License (FSSAI)


The Food Safety and Standards Authority of India (FSSAI) is like a rule-keeper for making sure that the food we eat in India is safe and clean. All the people or businesses involved in making, selling, or delivering food must get registered with FSSAI. This registration process makes sure that these businesses follow the laws about food safety. This page gives you a quick look at how to get registered with FSSAI, why it’s important, what you need before applying, and what you’ll get after registration. We also have answers to common questions about this process.



Legal Compliance

FSSAI registration guarantees that food business operators (FBOs) follow the food safety laws and regulations in India.

Market Access

FBOs with registration can expand their market reach, gaining access to broader opportunities such as government tenders and exports.

Consumer Confidence

FSSAI registration boosts consumers’ trust in the safety and quality of food products and services provided by food business operators (FBOs).

Streamlined Operations

Adhering to FSSAI guidelines and standards results in enhanced operational efficiency and lowers the risk of foodborne illnesses.


Determine Registration Type

Collect all necessary documents and information, such as PAN, address proof, and business registration proof.

Gather Required Documents

Collect all necessary documents and information, such as PAN, address proof, and business registration proof.

Fill Application Form

Access the FSSAI online portal (Food Licensing and Registration System) and fill out the appropriate application form (Form A for Basic registration or Form B for State/Central license) with the required details.

Pay the Application Fee​Pay the Application Fee

Pay the FSSAI registration/license application fee through the available online payment modes.

Submission and Verification

Submit the application form and required documents. The FSSAI will review the application and verify the submitted information.

Approval and Registration/License

If the application is approved, the FSSAI will issue a registration certificate or license number, depending on the registration type.


Rent agreement (If rented property)

Aadhaar Card/ Voter identity card of Proprietor/ Partners/ Director

Electricity/ Water bill (Business Place)

Passport Size Photo


FSSAI Registration Certificate or License

Compliance with the Food Safety and Standards Act, 2006, and related regulations

Enhanced consumer confidence in food safety and quality

Access to a wider market, including government tenders and export opportunities


Frequently Asked Questions

FSSAI registration is a basic requirement for small-scale food businesses with an annual turnover below INR 12 lakhs. FSSAI license is mandatory for medium and large-scale food businesses and is categorized into State and Central licenses based on the scale and nature of the business. .


The validity period of an FSSAI registration/license ranges from 1 to 5 years, depending on the duration chosen by the applicant. The registration/license must be renewed before the expiry date. .


The FSSAI registration process typically takes around 7-10 working days for Basic registration and 30-60 days for State or Central licenses, depending on the complexity of the food business and the FSSAI’s processing time. .


Yes, you can update or modify the details of your FSSAI registration/license by submitting a request for modification along with the relevant documents on the FSSAI online portal. .


Yes, home-based food businesses, such as home kitchens, bakeries, and tiffin services, are required to obtain FSSAI registration or license, depending on the scale and nature of the business. .


Operating a food business without a valid FSSAI registration/license may result in penalties, fines, and legal consequences. Penalties may vary depending on the specific offense and the severity of the violation. .