Every LLP is required to have a registered address for the purpose of receiving all the communication / notices from the registrar of LLP, Central or State Government, Income tax Department or other authorities. This is the address which is registered by the ROC in their records as the registered office of the LLP.
Though LLP can have various office throughout India, it shall have only one address marked as registered address of the LLP and the same must be reported and registered with the registrar of LLP. any changes in the registered address of LLP must be updated with the registrar.
The significance of registered address of LLP can be appreciated by the fact that as per law, the LLP is required to maintain its Books of A/c at the registered address only further all the minutes book of the LLP be also kept and maintained there for a period of eight years. Further the jurisdiction of registrar of LLP is also determined by the situation of LLP.
LLP can change its registered address by following due process of law which is normally prescribed in the LLP agreement and in case the agreement is silent on any point then in that case the LLP Act may be referred to
A Change of registered office address of LLP within the jurisdiction of ROC.
B Change of registered office from the jurisdiction one registrar to other within the same state.
C Change of registered office from one state to another state.
The partners of LLP can change the registered address from one city to another or from one address to another address within the jurisdiction of same ROC within the same state, for this purpose following steps shall be required:
Please note the change in registered office will effect only after approval of Form 15. After approval, LLP agreement will be amended with situation clause and Form 3 shall be duly filed within 30 days.
For Transfer of registered office from the Jurisdiction of one ROC to another no consent is required from the secured creditors, there is no need to publish any public notice as such. The same procedure shall be adopted by filing form 15 within 30 days of decision by the partners of LLP. Further change in LLP agreement shall take place as a normal practice.