Certificate of Incorporation

  • Act/Rule/Legislation

  • Online Link to Act/Rule/Legislation

  • Initial Setup or Ongoing Maintenance

    Initial Setup only

  • Filing and Maintenance Requirements

    A person who intends to set up a company in India needs to obtain a name approval and thereafter file the relevant documents with the Registrar of Companies and obtain the Certificate of Incorporation.

    The following forms need to be filled to meet the requirements for a certificate of incorporation:

    1.Apply for the name of the company to be registered by filing Form INC-1 for the same. After that depending upon the proposed company type file required incorporation forms listed below.
    2.Form INC-7 or Form INC-2 : Form INC-7 for Application for incorporation of a company (Other than OPC) or Form INC-2 for Application for Incorporation of OPC.
    3.Form INC-22 : Notice of situation or change of situation of registered office based on the option chosen in Form INC-7.
    4.Form INC-22 is to be filed within 30 days from the date of Incorporation of OPC (If the registered address is different from the address given in Form INC-22) or other than OPC (if not filed earlier).
    5.Form DIR-12: Particulars of appointment of directors and the key managerial personnel and the changes among them. This form is to be filed by OPC in case promoter is not the sole director or there are more than one director in an OPC.

  • Penalty

    Not available

  • Application Guidelines / Responsible Persons / Comments

    Upon registration of the incorporation documents and information filed by the applicant, the Registrar of companies issues a certificate of incorporation to the effect that the company is incorporated under this Act. On and from the date mentioned in the certificate of incorporation, the Registrar also allots to the company a corporate identity number (CIN), which have a distinct identity for the company.

    DSC (Digitally Signed Certificate) Registration
    MoA or AoA of the proposed company
    Affidavits and declarations as required are available

    For step by step Application procedure
    Please visit : https://www.ebiz.gov.in/certificateofincorporation-central