Documents Required For Business Loan In India


07 May 2019 | 3 min read

Business loan documents Checklist- A juncture comes in any business life cycle when you need to manage cash flow and grow your business by investing in capital expenditure or upgrading the business equipment etc. Apply for a business loan, which can be the best financial help you can get at times such as these.

You can also apply for a business loan if you need capital to start a fresh business. There are many banks & NBFCs that offer the best business loan up to 30 lakhs, with or without collaterals and with pre-approved offers. The rate of interest applicable and tenure offered for the business loan depends upon a number of factors such as your credit rating, the profitability of the business, future growth potential, etc.

Documents required when you apply for a business loan

Each lending institution has its own specific set of documentation criteria. Here we will let you know about the general documents checklist as well as specific documents required depending on different business employment types.

General Documents Required for the best business loan

  • Completed application form with one/two passport size photograph
  • Identity proof - Driving License/PAN Card/Passport/Voters ID card
  • Address Proof (Ration card/latest telephone or electricity Bill/Passport/Trade license/Lease agreement/Sales Tax certificate)
  • Age proof-Passport/PAN card/Voter’s ID
  • Last 6 months’ bank statement
  • Proof of continuation
  • Other Mandatory Documents like Sole Proprietorship Declaration, Certified true copy of Memorandum & Articles of Association
  • Last 3 years’ audited financials (signed by your CA)
  • Copies of IT return copies for the last two years

Documents Required  for self-employed (partnership farms & Private Ltd. Co.)

  • Identity proof of the Private Limited Company: VAT/Sales tax / Service tax / IT return/ Excise registration of the concern, Electricity/Water / Shops and Establishment Registration, PAN ID /Municipal tax receipt in the name of the concern, Memorandum &  Articles of Association
  • Individual Identity Proof: Identity Proof to be submitted for the authorized signatories and two directors (that includes the managing director) (any one of the following- PAN card,  Driving license, Voter’s identity card and Passport

Documents required For self-employed individuals (professionals)

  • Proof of identity of the sole proprietorship
  • IT return/PAN ID  of the concern or Water, Electricity bill, Municipal tax  in the name of the concern
  • Individual identity proof for the sole proprietor: Driving license, Voter’s identity card, Passport, PAN card.
  • Proof of residence for the sole Proprietor: Ration card, Passport, Driving license, Voter’s identity card

Documents Required self-employed individuals (non-professionals)

  • Proof of identity of the sole proprietorship
  • Individual identity proof
  • Income Tax return for 3 years
  • Sales tax returns for 3 years
  • Copies of age-wise book debt, periodic stock and creditors’ statement ( last 3 months)
  • Last 6 months’ bank statement of the primary banker/bank statement copy for the term loan       

Check Documents Requirement for other loans in India:

Documents Required For Personal Loan

Documents Required For Home Loan


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