How to Register a Company / Business / Firm Name in India
Registering a startup or a new business in India first and foremost one has to go by, there are some official procedures a startup or a company has to follow in order to register them in Indian official records, MCA (ministry of Corporate Affairs) has to made registration process online few years back, please find below on how to go about these process when you want to register your company.
One don’t need to visit corporate office, you can apply for registration just sitting at home. We will help you to get a legal license for your business. The registration includes some must follow rules and some registration like Digital Signature Certificate(DSC), Director Identity Number(DIN) and filing for an eform.
These are four major steps:
• Acquiring Digital Signature Certificate(DSC)
• Acquiring Director Identification Number(DIN)
• Filing an eForm or New user registration
• Incorporate the company
It’s necessary to get registered yourself to run your business without any legal problem. India is a land of opportunity, no matter in which field your business is operating the chances of getting success is very high, so it just needs a start. starting an entrepreneurship in India would fetch you great success. fallow this post sincerely till you incorporate your final claim for your company. We assure one will end up in getting their business registered after following this procedure.
Know the basics first: What is mean by company, the private company and public company?
In India, there are about 7 lacks registered companies and every month thousands of firms apply for registration. company is a legal entity; According to Section 3 of companies act company means a legal entity formed and registered under Companies Act 1956. Under the ministry of corporate affairs, every company is to be registered by the registrar of companies for the state. This act maintains two types of companies called private and public companies. The ‘Limited’ is the most commonly used corporate form at the end of the company name. First you need to know what these public and private companies are and decide how you want your company to get registered.
When it comes to company registration in India, Every firm will have following two options:
1. Private company:
2. Public company:
Let’s start the registration procedure: 4 Steps
Step 1: Acquire Director Identification Number(DIN)
This is the first process in registration that each director of the company should obtain their identification number. As per the amendment act 2006, acquiring a DIN is compulsory for every director i.e. as such every existing and intending directors have to obtain their DIN. To get DIN one need to file a eForm DIN-1. The DIN-1 form is available on Official site of the ministry of corporate affairs the link is DIN-1 Form.
• Register yourself on MCA Website first and have a login id. After filling DIN-1 Form, one should upload the filled form by clicking to eForm upload button on MCA website and should pay applicable fees.
• After getting generated DIN one should intimate their company about DIN. The director can intimate their company about DIN by using DIN-2 Form.
• Then company should intimate the Registrar of Corporates(ROC) about all director’s DIN through DIN-3 Form.
• If there is any change in DIN or need for any updation like change of address, personal details etc, then director should intimate this change by submitting the eForm DIN-4 Form.
Step 2: Acquire Digital Signature Certificate(DSC):
In order to ensure the security or authenticity of documents filed electronically the information act 2000 demands a valid digital signature on the documents submitted electronically. This is the only and safest way that one can submit their documents electronically. The digital signature certificate should be acquired by only those agencies which are appointed by the controller of certification agencies (CCA). One should not use DSC given by any other agency which is not approved and it’s illegal to use others DSC as yours or the false one.
If you already have a digital signature then you can use the same, no need to apply for another. But do check for your digital signature validity, agencies issue DSC’s with one or two year validity after expiry you have to renew it.
One can acquire his/her Digital Signature certificates from these government listed agencies like TCS, IDBRT, MTNL, SAFESCRYPT, NIC, nCODE Solutions etc. to check out their price details of these Govt approved agencies, Go to this link.
Step 3: Create a account on MCA Portal – New user registration
This is about having a registered user account on MCA Portal for filing a eForm, for online fee payment, for different transactions as registered and business user. Creating an account is totally free of cost. To register yourself on the MCA portal, click on the register link.
Step 4: Apply for the company to be registered.
This is the final major step in a registration of your company which includes incorporating company name, Registering the office address or notice of situation of office and notice for appointment of company directors, manager and secretary. And also regarding the take and pay for their qualification shares.
After submitting these forms, once the application has been approved by MCA, you will receive a confirmation email regarding the application for incorporation of a new company, and the status of the form will get changed to Approved.
Check these documents before submission of a company:
1. DIN of all those directors of a proposed company.
2. DSC – Digital Signature Certificate
3. Original copy the of formal letter issued by ROC regarding availability of Company name.
4. Form-1 for incorporation of a company.
5. Form-18 for situation or address of the proposed company.
6. Form-32 for particulars of proposed directors, managers and secretary.
Formalities to be followed while company Incorporation in India:
1. Obtain a TAN card
2. Obtain a Permanent account number (PAN) from income tax dept. India
3. If required: Documents obeying shop and establishment acts.
4. If required: For foreign trade, Registration documents of import export code from Director General of foreign trade.
5. If required: Registration documents of Software technologies Parks of India (STPI).
6. If required: RBI approval for foreign companies investing in India and FIPB approval.
7. Both Indian and foreign directors need to have valid Digital Signature Certificates from authorized agencies.