Online Company Registration

A Private Limited Company is the most popular type of corporate entity in India. It is registered as per the compliance and regulatory guidelines of the Ministry of Corporate Affairs (MCA).

    How To Register A Private Limited Company?

    Registering a Company is quick, easy, and can be done online with Buiznest in 3 simple steps:

    Step 1

    We help you register your directors with the Ministry of Corporate Affairs (MCA).

    Step 2

    We help you pick the right company name.

    Step 3

    We draft and file the documents required for your company registration (MoA and AoA).

    Online Company Registration in India - An Overview


    Private Limited Company is one of the highly recommended ways to start a business in India. This type of company offers limited liability for its shareholders with certain restrictions placed on the ownership. An LLP has partners, who own and manage the business. Whereas in private limited company registration, directors may be different from shareholders.

    Register a company today to get funding and tax benefits.

    Buiznest, a leading legal consultant, offers quick Company Registration service in India with three simple steps

    • Register your directors with the MCA (Ministry of Corporate Affairs)
    • Get guidance to choose the right company name
    • Draft your company’s constitution (MoA and AoA)

    A Certificate of Incorporation (CoI), along with PAN and TAN can be received post approval of the company registration process. You can officially open a current bank account with the Certificate of Incorporation and begin your business operations.

    Please fill up the form below so you can speak to our legal advisor on the company registration process.

    Why choose Company Registration in India? Benefits

    Registering a company offers many benefits. A registered company makes it genuine and increases the authenticity of your business.

    • Shields from personal liability and protects from other risks and losses.
    • Attracts more customers
    • Procures bank credits and good investment from reliable investors with ease.
    • Offers liability protection to protect your company’s assets
    • Greater capital contribution and greater stability
    • Increases the potential to grow big and expand
    • You will also get Zero Balance Current Account – Powered by DBS Bank *

    Checklist for Registering a Company in India

    According to the law in the Company Act, 2003 in order for any company to be registered in India, the below conditions have to be met.

    Two Directors:

    A private limited company must have at least two directors and at most, there can be 15. Of the directors in the business, at least one must be a resident of India.

    Unique Name

    The name of your business must be unique. The suggested name should not match with any existing companies or trademarks in India.

    Minimum Capital Contribution:

    There is no minimum capital amount for a company. A company should have an authorized capital of at least Rs. 1 lakh.

    Registered Office:

    The registered office of a company does not have to be a commercial space. Even a rented home can be the registered office, so long as an NoC is obtained from the landlord.

    How to Register Company Online? - A detailed registration process

    Company Registration in India will boost the progress of startups and provide an additional edge over those who have not registered. The Ministry of Corporate Affairs governs the company registration process with rules and regulations framed in accordance with the law.

    • Step 1: Application for DSC (Digital Signature Certificate).
    • Step 2: Apply for the DIN (Director Identification Number)
    • Step 3: Application for the name availability.
    • Step 4: Filing of the EMoa and EAOA to register private limited company
    • Step 5: Apply for the PAN and TAN of the company
    • Step 6: Issued certificate of incorporation by RoC with PAN and TAN
    • Step 7: Opening a current bank account on company name

    Search a company before Company Registration

    One of the primary steps in Company Registration is to ensure that the company name has not already been taken by another legal entity. We can run a company name search to check the availability of the particular name in India against the MCA and trademark database.

    We recommend the businesses to come up with three to four alternative names during the approval stage of Private Limited Company Registration. The Ministry of Corporate Affairs will be the final authority to approve the name based on the availability rules and regulations.

    If you are disappointed that a preferred name is taken, do remember that the name of your company doesn’t have to be your brand name. However, if you’re going to trademark your brand name, also check if it has already been trademarked at If it has been trademarked, you would need a no-objection certificate from its owner to have it approved as your company’s name.

    Documents required for Online Company Registration

    In India, Private Limited company registration cannot be done without proper identity proof and address proof. Identity and address proof will be needed for all the directors and the shareholders of the company to be incorporated. Listed below are the documents that are accepted by MCA for the online company registration process acceptable.

    Identity And Address Proof

    • Scanned copy of PAN Card or Passport (Foreign Nationals & NRIs)
    • Scanned copy of Voter’s ID/Passport/Driver’s License
    • Scanned copy of the latest bank statement/telephone or mobile bill/electricity or gas bill
    • Scanned passport-sized photograph specimen signature (blank document with signature [directors only])

    For the foreign nationals, apostilled or notarized copy of the passport has to be submitted mandatorily. All documents submitted should be valid. The residence proof documents like the bank statement or the electricity bill must be less than 2 months old.

    Registered Office Proof

    For online company registration in India, the company must have a registered office in India. To prove admittance to the registered office, a recent copy of electricity bill or the property tax receipt or water bill must be submitted. Along with the rental agreement, utility bill or the sale deed and a letter from the landlord with her/his consent to use the office as a registered office of the company should be submitted.

    • Scanned copy of the latest bank statement/telephone or mobile bill/electricity or gas bill
    • Scanned copy of Notarized rental agreement in English
    • Scanned copy of No-objection certificate from the property owner
    • Scanned copy of sale deed/property deed in English (in case of owned property)

    Note: Your registered office need not be a commercial space; it can be your residence too.

    How can we help in Registering your Company in India? Why Buiznest

    The Private Limited Company Registration process is completely online, so you don’t even have to leave your home to get your entity registered. At Buiznest, we complete the Company Registration online within 14 days.

    Buiznest Company Registration package includes:

    • DIN and DSC for two Directors
    • Drafting of MoA & AoA
    • Registration fees and stamp duty
    • Company Incorporation Certificate
    • Company PAN and TAN
    • Zero Balance Current Account – Powered by DBS Bank *

    * Applicable only at the locations where DBS Bank is operative.

    FAQs on Private Limited Company

    Do I need to be physically present?
    No, new company registration is a fully online process. As all documents are filed electronically, you would not need to be physically present at all. You would need to send us scanned copies of all the required documents & forms.
    How much time is needed to setup a private limited company in India ?
    If you have all the documents in order, it will take no longer than 15 days. However, this is dependent on the workload of the registrar.
    What are the rules for picking a name for a private limited company?
    The Registrar of Companies (RoC) across India expect applicant to follow a few naming guidelines. Some of them are subjective, which means that approval can depend on the opinion of the officer handling your application. However, the more closely you follow the rules listed below, the better your chances of approval. First, however, do ensure that your name is available.
    What documents are required to complete the process?
    All directors must provide identity and address proof, as well as a copy of the PAN Card (for Indian Nationals) and Passport (for foreign nationals). No-objection Certificate must be submitted by the owner of the registered office premises.
    What is a DSC?
    The DSC is an instrument issued by certifying authorities (TCS and n-Code are two of them) by which you can sign electronic documents. As all documents needed are electronic, partners need a DSC.
    Does a private limited company have continuous existence?
    Yes, so long as the annual compliances are met, the private limited company will continue to exist. If you do not comply with the requirements, it will go dormant, until it is struck off the register altogether.
    How much does it cost to run a private limited company?
    The can be divided into four categories: cost of setting a private limited company, cost of accounting and auditing, cost of compliance and miscellaneous expenses. At the very minimum, you can expect to spend Rs. 40,000 on all of these.
    Is it necessary to have a company’s books audited?
    Yes, a private limited company must hire an auditor, no matter what its revenues. In fact, an auditor must be appointed within 30 days of incorporation. Compliance is important with a private limited company, given that penalties for non-compliance can run into lakhs or rupees and even lead to the blacklisting of directors.
    What are articles of association and memorandum of association?
    These documents contain the rules, vision and mission of your organisation, and define, among other things, the exact business and the roles and responsibilities of shareholders and directors.
    Are two directors necessary for a Private Limited Company Registration?
    Yes, a minimum of two directors are needed for a private limited company. The maximum members can be 200. You can register as a One Person Company, if you are the sole owner of the company.
    Who can be the in a Private Limited Company?
    Any individual/organization can become a member of a private limited company including NRI/foreigners. Nonetheless, the individual must be 18+ above in terms of age and should hold a valid PAN card.
    What is the minimum capital needed to form a Private Limited Company?
    There is no minimum minimum required for starting a private limited company.
    Can the director of a private limited company also be a salaried person?
    Yes, a salaried person can become the director in private limited, LLP or OPC private limited company. One needs to check the employment agreement if that allows for such provisions. In a lot of cases, the employers are quite comfortable with the fact that their employee is a director in another company.
    Can the limited liability partnership (LLP) be converted to a Private Limited Company?
    No, one cannot convert an LLP into a Private Limited Company as it is not a MCA. The LLP Act, 2008 and the Companies Act, 2013, both don’t have any provisions on conversion of the LLP in a private limited company. However, if one wants to expand their business they can register a new Private Limited Company with the same name. The LLP Company needs to just issue a no objection certificate.
    What is the time taken by in forming a Private Limited company?
    Buiznest can integrate a Private Limited Company in 15-25 days. The time taken also depends on the relevant documents provided by the applicant and the speed of approvals from the government. To ensure a speedy registration, kindly pick a unique name as the proposed Company name and also ensure that you have all the required documents prior to the starting of the registration process.
    Can NRIs/Foreign Nationals become Director in a Private limited Company?
    Yes, a NRIs and Foreign National can become Directors in a Private Limited Company. They need to get a DIN from the Indian ROC. They can also be a majority shareholder in the company. Provided at least one Director on the Board of Directors should be an Indian Resident.
    Does one have to be present in person for the incorporation of a Private limited Company?
    The entire procedure is done online and one does not have to be present at our office or any other place for the incorporation. A scanned copy of the documents have to be sent via mail. They get the company incorporation certificate from the MCA via courier at the business address.
    A Private Limited Company called a separate legal entity. Why?
    A company is a legal entity and like a different person established under the Act. It is treated as a different person which can own a property and have debts or creditors. The members (Directors/Shareholders/) of a company have no liability to creditors of a company in a case company is unable to pay the debts.
    Can one register a Private limited company on their home address?
    Yes, one can register the company at their residential address. One requires to submit the utility bill copy of the same
    If there are no partners available, then can one register their family members in the company?
    Yes, it is a good to register a family member as a partner. At a later stage one can change this or transfer shares of the directors.
    Do you want to start Foreign Limited Liability Partnership (FLLP)?
    By filling Form 27 (Registration of particulars by Foreign Limited Liability Partnership (FLLP), any foreign LLP may establish its place of business in India. The eForm has to be digitally signed by the authorized representative of the FLLP. There is no are mandatory requirement to apply and obtain DPIN or DIN for the Designated Partners of the FLLP but the DSC of the authorized representative is obligatory.
    Do you wish to convert an existing Private limited / unlisted public company into LLP?
    Any unlisted company/ private company that is eager to convert into a LLP needs to apply through Form 18 (Application and Statement for conversion of a private company/ unlisted public company into limited liability partnership (LLP). Form 17 needs to be filed along with the Form 2 (Incorporation document and Subscriber’s statement).
    Are you keen to convert an already existing partnership firm to a LLP?
    All existing partnership firm that are willing to get converted into a LLP have to apply through Form 17 (Application and statement for the conversion of a firm into LLP. The Form 17 needs to be filed along with the Form 2 (Incorporation document and Subscriber’s statement).
    Are you keen to start an Indian LLP?
    To register an Indian LLP, one needs to apply for a Designated Partner Identification Number (DPIN) first. This can be done by filing an eForm for acquiring the DIN or DPIN. One would then be required to acquire their Digital Signature Certificate and register the same on the portal. Subsequently, one needs to get the LLP name approved by the Ministry. Once the LLP name is approved, a LLP can be registered by filing the incorporation form.
    How can one register a section 8 company?
    To register a section 8 company, the applicant is required to file Form INC-1 for name availability. After the name is approved, there is a further need of obtaining a license for a Section 8 Company, for which the Form INC-12 is to be filed by such a company. After gaining the license number, the applicant can proceed further to incorporate a company by filing an e forms SPICe or INC-7 (in case number of subscribers are more than seven) along with linked forms as the case may be.
    How can one register Part 1 Company?
    In order to register a Part 1 Company, the applicant is required to file Form INC-1 for the name availability, first. After the approval of the same, the applicant is then required to file Form No. URC-1 along with filing e forms INC-7, INC-22 and DIR-12 or e-forms INC-7 and DIR-12 as the case may be.
    What are the 10 common mistakes to avoid during company registration in India?
    1.Typos and incorrect company names in Company registration Form
    2. Selecting the wrong business type during registration
    3. Wrong supporting data in company registration form
    4. Adding too many directors and shareholders for the company
    5. Incorrect share allocation of your company
    6. The absence of shareholder’s agreement in your application
    7. Wrong business description
    8. Lack of awareness of local business laws and taxes
    9. Choosing the wrong service provider for company registration
    10.Buying a complete package
    What are the top five reasons for registering a company?
    Here are the top five reasons why registering a company is good

    1.Opening Of Business Bank Account: A current bank account is the basic requirement and an important asset of any business be it a sole proprietorship, partnership, private limited, etc and serves as legal proof of existence. While opening a business bank for a private limited company in the respective state, copies of the incorporation certificate and memorandum of association need to be submitted Whereas no such documents are needed for sole proprietorship and partnership companies.

    2.Easy Transfer Of Ownership: At some point of time, there does arise a need to transfer the ownership of business and in such cases, it becomes more complex for unregistered business entities. Sole proprietorships cannot be sold and only the transfer of ownership of assets can be done. On the other hand, the transfer of shares and business-related documents are easy for the entities that are registered as private limited company or LLP.

    3.Limited Liability Protection: Any business is prone to incur a loss and one of the main advantages of registration is that it offers limited liability protection and hence the business promoters are not liable for the liabilities of the business. There is no way of losing personal property.

    4.Secure Funding In order to move your business forward, seeking and securing investment cannot be missed out. Funding could be in the form of debt or equity. Company incorporation facilitates the funding process well and attracts attract more potential investors. Also, most banks and financial institutions prefer to fund registered entities rather than unregistered entities.

    5.Brand Recognition A registered business is the biggest asset and has the prospects of being passed down as an inheritance to generations or it could be sold to new breed entrepreneurs. Registering a business is required for sustainability.
    What are the benefits of a Private Limited company?
    Although it is expensive, a private limited company registration has some advantages like:
    Limited Liability
    Access To Funding
    Borrowing Capacity
    Greater Credibility
    Easy Exit
    Expanding Internationally
    Scope Of Multiple Opportunities
    Better Governance
    How can you register a company in India with MCA?
    Company registration process in India involves the following major steps: Acquiring Director Identification Certificate Acquiring Digital Signature Certificate Application for company name Company registration form and MoA and AoA submission Incorporation of the company
    What are the INC-29 company registration procedures in India?
    INC-29 Company Registration Procedure in India Company registration is generally a three-stage process with the new INC-29 form and if followed correctly a company can be incorporated within 14 working days. Also, one has to be prepared to wait unconditionally as at times the process may be delayed from the Registrar of Companies (RoC)’s side or the proposed company’s name may be rejected on first attempt. A thorough explanation of the procedure must be followed, along with the anticipated timelines and costs involved.

    1. Obtaining Digital Signature Certificate (DSC) Time Taken: 2 to 4 days

    As the company incorporation is completely done online, the signature of the director of the company is required on all the electronic documents. It is sufficient to have one of the directors’ sign. For this, a Class-II Digital Signature Certificate (DSC) is needed, which is available from one of the six certifying authorities chosen by MCA. The rates of the vendors vary and the charges will include the cost of the physical USB token on which the certificate is deposited. It takes two to five days because the hard copies of documents and forms have to be couriered to the vendor, ie., online legal service providers, including buiznest, would, however, only needs self-attested soft copies to begin the process). Documents to be submitted

    1. Hard copy of the completed Class-II form 2. Copies of PAN card. In case of foreign national, copy of passport is accepted 3. Copies of address proof - either Voter id, passport, ration card, driving license or Aadhar card. Even copies of utility bills like telephone bill, electricity bills are accepted. But they have to be in the name of the applicant and not older than two months from the filing of the form (12 months, in case of foreign national) Important note: For all Indian residents, the documents have to be self-attested. In case of NRIs and foreign nationals residing in non-Commonwealth countries, the documents need to be notarized. Common reasons DSC may get rejected Typos and glaring errors may be unavoidable and following are some of the reasons for rejection of DSC Acronyms instead of full names: While it may be usual for people to have their names abbreviated with surnames, it is a strict no when it comes to company registration. The Director names have to be mentioned full with right spelling, irrespective of what is mentioned on the ID/Address proof. Spelling mistakes: No errors are acceptable in the names, even if they are minor. Old bills: Only latest utility bills in the name of the applicant are accepted. Prefixes: Do not prefix Mr. or Mrs. or Shri. etc.

    2. Search For Company Name Availability Time Taken: 1 to 2 days (simultaneous with the DSC application) Costs involved: Free There is no necessity of waiting for long time finalize the name, in fact, it can be started once the application for DSC is filed. As the INC-29 allows only company name to be proposed, the MCA is very picky on approving the company name. Following the guidelines, the name can be selected without any hassles.

    3. Drafting Of AoA & MoA Time Taken: 2 days Costs involved: Rs. 2000 to Rs. 5000 per document Upon finalizing the name, further definition of the proposed company has to be provided to the MCA in the form of Articles of Association (AoA) and Memorandum of Association (MoA). These can be drafted perfectly seeking the assistance of lawyers and have to be self-attested.

    4. The Right Order Of Documents Time Taken: 2 days Costs involved: n/a a. DIN Application: A maximum of three directors can apply for the Director Information Number (DIN). However, if there are more than three directors, DINs can be applied for exclusively. The requisites for the application are a passport-sized photograph, scanned copies of the PAN card (Passport in case of foreign national), soft copy of driver’s license/voter ID/latest utilities bill. All the documents have to be self-attested in case of Indian nationals. Foreign nationals residing in the commonwealth countries needs to get them notarized. b. Name Approval: The name has to be finalized and the description of the company must be given in a single line. c. AoA & MoA: The objective of the business should be mentioned in Articles and Memorandum of Association and in the MoA, the affidavit from all the subscribers in Form INC-9 has to be affixed. d. Registered office verification: As part of verification of the office address, a copy of the latest utility bill of the office address, a copy of the rental agreement along with an NoC from the owner (if it is a rented property) and sale deed (if property is owned) are needed. e. Declarations and appointment letters: Self-attested appointment letters of directors, Chief Executive Officer (CEO), managers, declaration by first director in INC-9, and declaration by the appointee director and managing director in the Form DIR-2.

    5. Filing Of INC-29 Time Taken: 1 day Costs involved: Rs. 2,000 + authorised capital fee + stamp duty It is important to thoroughly verify the form to avoid rejection and re-submission. Once it is filed, the RoC fees and stamp duty should be paid electronically. The fees of the RoC and stamp duty differ according to the authorized capital and location, respectively

    6. Verification By RoC And Issue Of Certificate Of Incorporation Time Taken: 2 to 8 working days Costs involved: n/a The next step is where the RoC validates the submitted documents. If any changes are required, the same will be notified to the applicant. If there are not changes, the incorporation certificate will be sent through email in 7 to 8 working days.

    7. Obtaining TAN And PAN Time Taken: 21 working days Costs involved: Rs. 67 + Rs. 109 The Income Tax Act, 1961, needs each company to quote the registered Tax Account Number and Permanent Account Number. The same can be done through NSDL website.
    What are the mandatory post incorporation compliances for companies?
    Following are the mandatory documents to be submitted by the company’s Directors and shareholders (Indian nationals)
    1. Meeting of the Board of Directors The Board of Directors is one of the most powerful bodies in a company. In any organization, the first board meeting has to be conducted within 30 days of its incorporation. There needs to be conducted a minimum of four board meetings in a calendar year, that is, at least one in every quarter. The gap between two consecutive meetings should not exceed 120 days. In the case of small companies with turnover not more than two crores, a minimum of two meetings must be held in a financial year. Important decisions related to the company are agreed upon in the board meeting.
    2. Issue of share certificates for your company As per Section 53 of the Companies Act, 2013 the share certificates issued must be delivered to the subscribers of memorandum within two months from the date of incorporation. If the shareholders surrender their allotted letters, the company should send share certificate to those members by registered post. The subscriber has to remit the agreed subscription amount within 60 days from the date of incorporation.
    3. Appointment of auditors Upon receiving the certificate of incorporation the first thing a business has to do is appoint the first auditor of the company. This has to be done within 30 days from registering the company during the Board Meeting. The Auditor can hold the post until the end of the first Annual General Meeting. If the company fails to appoint the auditor, then the Board of Director should call for an Extraordinary Meeting by informing the members of the Board within 90 days.
    4. Minutes of the proceeding of the board meeting and general meetings Section 118 of the Companies Act and Rule 25 of Companies (Management and Administration) governs the aspect of the minutes of the proceedings. The meeting minutes must contain a fair summary of the proceedings and its conclusions. After a board meeting/general meeting is concluded, every company should prepare, sign and keep minutes within 30 days. Minutes of the board meeting is signed by the chairman of the meeting or chairman of the next succeeding meeting. If the Chairman fails to sign within the said period it is signed by a Director duly authorised by the board
    5. Filing of disclosure of interest by Directors in your company The directors of the company can disclose their interest or concern with other companies or firms or other associations of individuals, including shareholding. If a director makes a contract with the company and does not disclose his interest, it is considered as a breach of trust among the directors. Rule 9 of (Meetings of the board and its power) Rules 2014 provides that such disclosure shall be made in form MBP-1 and filed with the ROC in form MGT-14. If the Director fails to disclose his interest he shall be liable with imprisonment which may extend to one year, or with a minimum fine of Rs. 50,000/- which may extend to Rs. 1,00,000/- or with both.
    6. Approval and signing of financial statements Section 134 of the Companies Act 2013 and Rule 8 and 9 of the companies (Accounts) Rules, 2014, deals with the financial statement and board report. Every company should file the financial statements within 30 days of its annual general meeting with RoC in AOC-4. It contains balance sheet (AOC-4.) for Filing of Financial Statement, Consolidated Financial Statement AOC-4 (CFS) for the companies, which have Subsidiary company, Associate Company, and Joint Ventures. Profit & Loss Account (AOC-4.) for Filing of Profit & Loss Account. Based on the financial statement
    of the company, the board shall prepare the report and submit it during the general meeting. The financial statement should be approved by the Board of Directors and shall be signed by the chairperson of the company. The chairperson is authorised by the Board or by two directors out of which one shall be the Managing Director of the company and the Chief Executive Officer.
    7. Filing of annual returns after company registration Every company should mandatorily prepare its annual return with Registrar of companies or RoC within 60 days of annual general meeting in MGT-7 that has to be signed by at least one director and certified by a Company Secretary in practice. If a private company fails to comply with the rules mentioned under the Act, every person who is responsible for the fault will be punishable with a fine. Speed up the company registration process through SPICe - Fast Track Company Registration.
    What are the documents required for registering a Private Limited Company?
    Following are the mandatory documents to be submitted by the company’s Directors and shareholders (Indian nationals) Scanned copies of: 1. PAN 2. Govt ID proof - Voters’ ID or passport or driver’s license 3. Bank statement 4. Utility bills either mobile or gas or electricity 5. Passport size photograph 6. Specimen signature - Director’s signature on a blank document Note: Any one of the directors should self-attest the first three documents. Following are the mandatory documents to be submitted by the company’s Directors and shareholders (NRIs) Scanned copies of: 1. PAN 2. ID proofs like Voter ID/passport or driver’s license 3. Latest bank statement 4. Latest utility bills like telephone, mobile or electricity 5. Passport size photograph 6. Specimen signature (blank document with the signature [directors only]) Following are the mandatory documents to be submitted by the company’s Directors and shareholders (NRIs) Scanned copies of: 1. Passport 2. Voter’s ID/ driver’s license/passport 3. Latest bank statement 4. Latest utility bills like telephone, mobile or electricity 5. Passport size photograph 6. Specimen signature (blank document with the signature [directors only])
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