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Section 8 Company Registration

A Section 8 company is an company which is registered as an non profit organisation. Non- profit organisation/company refers to a Company which has its object of the promotion of commerce, art, science, sports, education, research, social welfare, religion, charity, protection of environment, intends to apply its profits, if any, or other income in promoting its objects.

A Non profit making company prohibits from paying any Dividend to its members.

A Section 8 company shall register itself under charitable objects, the Central Government shall issue a License in prescribed manner allow that person or association of person to register as Private Limited or Public Limited Company.

Procedure For Section 8 Company Registration


  • As per the new Companies Act, 2013 a Section 8 company has to be registered as an normal Private Limited Company.
  • First the members of the company, which should be minimum two has to obtain DSC and then DIN which is mandatory.
  • Name approval comes next, which should not violate the Naming Guidelines of Ministry of Corporate Affairs.
  • The draft Constitutional Documents of proposed Company i.e. Memorandum of Association (MOA) and Articles of Association (AOA) is to be drafted and then filed with the ROC along with the forms.
  • The last page of the MOA and AOA must contain details of the subscribers to the Memorandum and Articles and the number of shares to be subscribed by each. This last page is required to be executed by subscribers.
  • In the case of foreign subscriber the above documents need to be consularised before the Indian Embassy in the respective Country. In case of wholly owned subsidiary, a copy of the Board resolution of Holding Company approving the investment in the proposed Indian Company and authorizing a person to sign the incorporation papers on behalf of the company, duly attested by the officer of the Indian Embassy in the foreign country where the registered office is situate is also required to be attached with the papers.
  • A form INC-12 has to be filed with the ROC for the application of license.
  • After receiving license approval from the Central Government, Form INC-7 and DIR-12 has to be filed in order to obtain Certificate of Incorporation.

Documents required for company registration

Scanned copy of the following documents has to be provided by the promoters of the company

  • PAN card copy with Self attestation.
  • Voter Id copy or Passport copy or Aadhar card copy or Driving license copy with self attestation.
  • Latest Bank account statement or Mobile /Telephone bill or Electricity Bill (not older than two months)- no need for self attestation.
  • Latest passport size photo in jpeg.
  • For the registered office proof of the company, if the property is rented/ leased, then copy or rental agreement or lease agreement.
  • Copy of Electricity bill or Property Tax receipt or Water Tax receipt not older than two months.
  • Copy of No objection certificate from the owner of the property.
  • If owned property, copy of Sale Deed and Electricity bill is sufficient.
  • In case of NRI or Foreign national, Passport copy has to be notarized at the Indian Embassy of the particular country.
  • Utility bill has to be provided of the particular country where the NRI or Foreign national resides and it should be notarized.

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Frequently Asked Question

  • How many members are required to incorporate a Section 8 Company?

    If your are registering your Section 8 Company as Private Limited, then it is 2 members, but if your registering it as Public Limited, then you should have 7 members.

  • Does it require having Charitable object to register a Section 8 company?

    Yes, only object with non-profit motive can able to register themselves for Section -8 company.

  • Is INC-29 applicable for Section-8 Company?

    No, INC-29 is not applicable for Section-8 Company. Since, there is need for getting license from the RD for Section 8 companies, INC-29 facilities are not available for this particular company.

  • Can I convert my Section 8 Company into Private Limited Company in future?

    Yes, you can convert your Section-8 Company into Private Limited Company in future and options are available.

  • How long will it take to register my Section 8 Company?

    Dobizindia.com will complete the entire registration within 20-25 days of time and this time frame is not accurate. Since we need to obtain Licence from the Regional Director, the time frame may change according to the approval.

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