How to register on K-Swift website?

Written By Gautham Krishna   | Published on May 20, 2019

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The government of Kerala has introduced an online single-window clearance mechanism,Kerala Single Window Interface for Fast and Transparent (K-SWIFT) clearance, to help entrepreneurs to set up their business in Kerala.

K-SWIFT is the platform for all transactions with the Government of Kerala on the issue of granting licences and approvals in a time-bound manner. K-SWIFT is expected to reduce the physical touchpoints in the entire clearance process, thereby making the entire process more efficient and effective.

Features of K-Swift website in Kerala

  • K-SWIFT supports the entrepreneurs in obtaining their requisite clearances for setting up and running an enterprise in Kerala. 

  • K-SWIFT will enable entrepreneurs to submit all their applications online along with provisions to upload the requisite supporting documents. Further, dedicated dashboards provided for both project proponents and Department officials paves way for an end to end tracking and processing of the applications.

  • With features like Common Application Form (CAF); intelligent information wizard; unified payment mechanism; time-bound clearances; digital approvals; the online issue of clearances; deemed approvals and composite licences, K-SWIFT is one of its kind online clearance mechanism in the Country.

  • To increase the transparency of the whole process, K-SWIFT has also enabled the provision for third party verification of the entire clearance process.

Benefits of K-Swift website in Kerala

  • Single point of contact for entrepreneurs across multiple departments

  • Common Application Form across multiple departments with unique identification number

  • Eliminating multiple points of contact with Department/Agencies

  • Online tracking of applications and approvals within fixed timelines

  • Real-time notification and alert via SMS, email and through Dashboard

  • Parallel processing expedite the grant of clearances

  • Deemed approval beyond the set timeline of 30 days

  • Integrated Payment mechanism through e-Treasury and Federal Bank gateway

  • Institutional arrangements for single-window clearances through State & District cell

  • A one-stop repository for all Government notifications for Investors/Enterprises

  • Downloadable digital approval at fingertip

  • Digital Composite Licence binding on all Departments with a validity period of 5 years


Presently, the services of the following 14 Departments / Agencies are being made available in K-SWIFT, wherein all the applications can be submitted through a unified Common Application Form (CAF)- 

  • Directorate of Urban Affairs

  • Directorate of Panchayats

  • Department of Town and Country Planning

  • Department of Factories and Boilers

  • Department of Electrical Inspectorate

  • Department of Mining and Geology

  • Department of Forest and Wildlife

  • Department of Labour

  • Department of Fire and Rescue Services

  • Kerala State Pollution Control Board

  • State Environment Impact Assessment Authority

  • Kerala State Electricity Board Ltd

  • Kerala Water Authority

  • Department of Ground Water

Services Offered

Following services can be obtained from these departments through K-SWIFT.

Kswift Kerala single window clearance services department

Apply Online for registering on the K-Swift website in Kerala

Following steps are involved in the online application.

Kswift Kerala single window clearance process

Detailed step by step instruction is provided below.

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Kswift Kerala single window clearance online apply dashboard

  • Click on New Project to enter details about your enterprise

  • Fill out the questionnaire on the proposed enterprise

  • A list of approvals required will be displayed

  • Fill out the Common Application Form

  • Upload Supporting Documents

  • You have to make the required fee for the processing of your application

  • Processing of the application will be done by relevant departments/agencies

  • Approvals will be issued by departments/agencies

Pre Establishment Phase Process

The total time required to complete the Pre-Establishment phase process is 50 days. The process is as follows.

Pre Establishment phase process

Pre Operation Phase Process

The total time required to complete Pre Operation phase process is 52 days. The process is as follows.

Post Establishment phase process


What are some common queries related to K-Swift?
You can find a list of common K-Swift queries and their answer in the link below.
K-Swift queries and its answers
Where can I get my queries related to K-Swift answered for free?
Tesz is a free-to-use platform for citizens to ask government-related queries. Questions are sent to a community of experts, departments and citizens to answer. You can ask the queries here.
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How to avail the services of K-SWIFT?
Before applying for any services, you must first register with Single Window Clearance System. Registration is a One Time Process. You first need to register as an individual and get a Login account. User registration will enable to access the departmental clearances required for setting up of the business entity.
Why should I use KSWIFT?
The Single Window Clearance Portal aims to facilitate businesses in the State by providing a single point (online) interface and a time-bound clearance system by acting as a one-stop information/ registration / approval/ tracking centre for clearances/approvals and providing an electronic-based transparent system for online submission and tracking of applications including ePayments. It will also provide updated information relating to relevant rules, regulations, orders and policy initiatives and schemes for guidance of investors.
What are the main activities of K-SWIFT?
1) Interactive system for identifying approvals for setting up of business and starting of business operations. 2) Easy access to all information on procedure, timelines, formats etc. 3) Comprehensive checklist of all NOCs, licenses, registrations, etc., available online. 4) Common Application Form (CAF) 5) Single Sign-On at Single Window portal allows seamless integration of single window portal with the respective department’s portal by eliminating the need of signing in multiple times as well as the need of creating separate login credentials at various department portals. 6) Follow up action and coordination between the Government departments and investors.
What information is required, when I begin to register for K-SWIFT?
The following fields are mandatory, while you register in KSWIFT: 1. e-Mail ID 2. Mobile Number 3. PAN 4. Aadhaar Number 5. Photo Scanned
Is there any registration fee for K-SWIFT?
For KSWIFT, Govt. of Kerala as of now is Charging Rs.500/­ as fee for one time Registration. Separate application fees are charged by the respective Departments as per the prevailing rules/acts for Application Processing.
How to pay the fees for K-SWIFT?
Single Window System is integrated with electronic payment gateway (eTreasury).
How much amount do I need to pay when invoking these K-SWIFT services?
The requisite amount will be displayed on the screen while you apply Online. The fee amount can be remitted only using the On-line payment (ePayment) option. The fees of all the Departments can be remitted in on shot using the On-line ePayment.
How do I get the confirmation after registration in K-SWIFT?
On registration, the Login credentials will be communicated using e-Mail / SMS.
After applying for the services through K-SWIFT, how do I know the status of my application? Do I need to contact the departments for status update?
Single Window Clearance System is integrated with department systems and processes. Hence you will receive the status updates on your application on the portal. You don’t have to contact to the department for status update. You can check the status without signing on the portal by visiting Also, system will send e-Mail / SMS to the application on every change in Status of the Application.
How can I change my personal information in K-SWIFT?
Personal information can be edited, after you Login. Menu option is provided to change the Profile & Password. These changes will get reflected in the system once you login the next time.
How do I submit the enclosures with the K-SWIFT application?
Enclosures can be uploaded with the application in electronic format. The maximum size of the file will be prompted by System.
How do I get the information about the various clearances issued to me through K-SWIFT?
Once the Clearance / Permit is ready with respect to a Departments, system will communicate to you through e-Mail / SMS. You can also check after signing in the portal, the requisite clearance documents will be uploaded on your portal.