To register a company, you need to first apply for a Director
Identification Number (DIN) which can be done by filing eForm for acquiring the DIN. You would then need to acquire your
Digital Certificate and register the same on the portal. Thereafter,
you need to get the company name approved by the Ministry.
Once the company name is approved , you can register the company by
filing the incorporation form depending on the type of company
(Use quick links available on left panel in case steps are known)
Step 1 : Application For DIN
The concept of a Director Identification Number (DIN) has been introduced
for the first time with the insertion of Sections 266A to 266G of
Companies (Amendment) Act, 2006. As such, all the existing and
intending Directors have to obtain DIN within the prescribed time-frame
as notified. You need to file eForm DIN-1 in order to obtain DIN. To get more information about the same click
Director Identification Number
Step 2 : Acquire/ Register DSC
The Information Technology Act, 2000 provides for use of Digital Signatures
on the documents submitted in electronic form in order to ensure the
security and authenticity of the documents filed electronically. This
is the only secure and authentic way that a document can be submitted
electronically. As such, all filings done by the companies under MCA21
e-Governance programme are required to be filed with the use of Digital
Signatures by the person authorised to sign the documents.
Acquire DSC -A licensed Certifying Authority (CA) issues the digital signature.
Certifying Authority (CA) means a person who has been granted a license
to issue a digital signature certificate under Section 24 of the Indian
Register DSC -Role check for Indian companies is to be implemented
in the MCA application. Role check can be performed only after the
signatories have registered their Digital signature certificates (DSC)
with MCA. To know about it click Register a DSC
Step 3 : New User RegistrationTo file an
eForm or to avail any paid service on MCA portal, you are first
required to register yourself as a user in the relevant user category,
such as registered and business user. To register now click New User Registration
Step 4 : Incorporate a CompanyApply for the name of the company to be registered by filing
Form1A for the same. After that depending upon the proposed company type file required incorporation forms listed below.
Once the form has been approved by the concerned official of the Ministry, you will receive an email regarding the same and the status of the form will get changed to Approved. To know more about eFiling process click "All About eFiling"
In order to register Part IX Company, applicant is required to file Form 1A for name availability. After approval of the same, applicant is required to file Form 37 and Form 39 along with filing e form 1, 18 and 32.
To register a section 25 company, applicant is required to file Form 1A for name availability. Once the name is approved/made available, there is a further requirement of obtaining a license for a Section 25 Company, for which Form 24 A is to be filed in order to obtain a license for such company. After obtaining license number, applicant can proceed further to incorporate a company by filing e forms 1, 18 and 32.
Any foreign company can establish its place of business in India by filling Form 44 (Documents delivered for registration by a foreign company). The eForm has to be digitally signed by authorized representative of the foreign company.
There is no need to apply and obtain DIN for Directors of a foreign company but the DSC of the authorized representative is mandatory, which again is not required to be registered on MCA Application