How to Cancel an E-Way Bill

How to Cancel an E-Way Bill in India?

Team HPS January 10, 2024

In the dynamic landscape of Goods and Services Tax (GST) in India, businesses often encounter scenarios where the cancellation of an E-Way Bill becomes necessary. Whether due to a change in plans or an error in the initial creation, understanding the process of canceling an E-Way Bill is crucial for maintaining compliance. This blog serves as a comprehensive guide, providing insights into the step-by-step procedure for canceling an E-Way Bill.

When is E-Way Bill Cancellation Necessary?

  • Change in Consignment Details: If there’s a change in the details of the consignment after generating the E-Way Bill, cancellation may be necessary.
  • Goods Not Transported: When the goods intended for transportation are not actually moved, canceling the E-Way Bill is essential to avoid discrepancies.
  • Cancellation Within Validity Period: If the cancellation request is made within the validity period of the E-Way Bill, it can be processed without issues.

Step-by-Step Guide: How to Cancel an E-Way Bill

1. Log in to the E-Way Bill Portal: Visit the official E-Way Bill portal ( and log in using your credentials.

2. Navigate to ‘E-Waybill’ Section: Once logged in, navigate to the ‘E-Waybill’ section on the dashboard.

3. Select ‘Cancel E-Way Bill’: Under the ‘E-Waybill’ section, find and click on the ‘Cancel E-Way Bill’ option.

4. Enter E-Way Bill Number: Enter the E-Way Bill number that needs to be canceled and click on ‘Go.’

5. Verify Details: Verify the details associated with the E-Way Bill number to ensure accuracy.

6. Provide Cancellation Reason: Select the reason for canceling the E-Way Bill from the available options. It’s essential to provide a valid and clear reason.

7. Submit Cancellation Request: After entering the cancellation reason, submit the request for canceling the E-Way Bill.

8. Receive Confirmation: Upon successful submission, you will receive a confirmation message indicating that the E-Way Bill cancellation request has been initiated.

Common Reasons for E-Way Bill Cancellation:

  • Change in Transportation Mode: If there’s a shift in the mode of transportation, the E-Way Bill may need to be canceled and re-generated.
  • Incorrect Details: In case of errors in the entered details, canceling the E-Way Bill allows for the correction of information.
  • Goods Unfit for Transportation: If the goods intended for transportation become unfit or unavailable, canceling the E-Way Bill becomes necessary.

Important Points to Note:

  • Validity Period: E-Way Bills can be canceled within the validity period. After the validity expires, cancellation may not be possible.
  • Prompt Cancellation: It’s advisable to initiate the cancellation process promptly after realizing the need, ensuring accuracy and compliance.
  • Communication with Stakeholders: In case the E-Way Bill has been shared with transporters or other stakeholders, communication about the cancellation is essential.

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