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OPC Registration

OPC Registration

An OPC is the newest form of business in India introduced for the first time by the Companies Act, 2013. Only one person is needed to start a company. However, a nominee needs to be nominated. To start an OPC you should check below sections describing eligibility requirements and detailed stepwise procedure.

The OPC is suitable for small businesses where the turnover is not likely to cross Rs. 2 Crores and the maximum amount of capital to be invested is limited to Rs. 50 Lac. An OPC can have more than one director. However one of them must be an Indian Resident. The main limitation of OPC form of company is that only an Indian Citizen can open an OPC Company and FDI is not allowed in one person company.

One Person Company Registration

Basic Requirements to Register One Person Company

Minimum One Person Required

Only One Person Required

An OPC can be registered in India, by only one person, who shall act as the directors/shareholders of the company. The maximum number of directors of an OPC is 15 and the number of shareholder cannot go beyond one.

One director must be India

Resident Director

One director of the company must be resident in India. A person is said to be resident if he or she stays in India for at least 182 days during the preceding financial year irrespective of their citizenship. The days of stay can be in phases.

No Minimum Capital Required

Capital Requirement

Invest as per requirement of your business, and there is no minimum capital requirement as such to be maintained in the company. However, the government fee on company registration is calculated on the capital

Unique Name of Company

Unique Name of Company

The proposed name of the company should not resemble any existing company or LLP. Further you must check the trademark registry to ensure that the name does not match with any registered or applied trademark in India.

OPC Registration @ Rs. 6,299/-All Inclusive Fee | Incudes Government Fee and Taxes | No Hidden Charges
  • Digital Signature for One Promoter
  • DIN for One Promoter
  • Name approval of the OPC
  • MOA & AOA for the Company
  • Certificate of Incorporation (COI)
  • PAN & TAN Number for the Company
  • Bank Account Opening Support

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List of Documents For OPC Registration

Documents of Shareholders/Directors

  1. Two Colour Photographs of Each Promoter
  2. PAN Card of Each Promoter
  3. Identity Proof (Voter ID / Driving License/ Passport)
  4. Address Proof (Bank Statement / Electricity, Mobile, Telephone Bill)

Registered Address Related Documents

  1. Proof of Registered Office
  2. Utility Bill as Proof of Registered Address
  3. NOC From the owner of the premises
  4. Completely Filled Questionnaire questionnaire for company or LLP Registration
  • Process & Timeline for Registering OPC in India
  • Day - 1

    Documentation

    Documentation plays a significant role in OPC Registration. The primary documents of promoters like PAN, ID, and address proof are to submitted along with utility bills like electricity bill, water bill, or telephone bill of the registered address along with a NOC from the owner of premises as proof of the registered address of the company. The list of documents required is provided above for your reference. We shall request the necessary information for OPC Registration in the Questionnaire. OPC Registration Questionnaire

  • Day - 1

    Selection of Name for OPC Registration

    The name of every company should be unique and must not violate the name of any other company or someone else trademark. For this purpose, we conduct a thorough search of the name as per section 4 of the companies act and read with rule 8. Please refer to our detailed discussion on name approval guidelines for company registration. MCA Guidelines on Company Name Approval in India

  • Day - 1

    DSC for All Promoters of One Person Company

    DSC is equivalent to the physical or paper signature under the information technology act. For registration of One Person Company, all the applications to ROC are filed in digital format signed by its proposed director. The filing process for OPC Registration starts with the issue of a digital signature for the shareholder and director of the company.

  • Day - 2-5

    Name Approval for OPC Registration

    RUN is the Name of an online application, which is to be used for making an application for seeking approval of the ROC for the proposed Name of the company. It is a web-based application, where two names in order of preference can be filed with a note on the significance of the Name and the business activities.

  • Day - 5

    Spice Form Filing to ROC for OPC Incorporation

    After name approval of the OPC, we need to file the formal application for incorporation of the company in form SPICE to the ROC with appropriate documents as attachments. The documents to be attached with Spice Form are MOA, AOA of the company, KYC documents of promoters, and proof of the registered address with NOC from the landlord. The DSC of the promoters is then used to sign the application, which is further attested by one practicing Chartered Accountant, Company Secretary, Cost Accountant, or an Advocate practicing at High Court. The government filing fee for Company Registration depends on the proposed capital of the company.

  • Day - 7

    Registration of the OPC Company with ROC

    The final stage for the OPC registration is the Issue of Certificate of Incorporation for the One Person Company after the verification of the application for OPC Registration is filed in Spice Form. The issue of the registration certificate for OPC is the conclusive proof of the registration of the Company by ROC.

  • Day - 7

    PAN & TAN Number for the OPC

    Nowadays, the issue of Pan Number and TAN is done automatically at the time of incorporation of the Company. There is no need to make any separate application. The PAN Number and TAN comes printed on the certificate of incorporation itself, and after the registration of the Company, E-Pan and Tan letter is sent via email.

Frequently Asked Questions

What is the difference between One Person Company and Other Forms of Business?

We have prepared a detailed and easy to understand comparative table showing availability of features and advantages of one form of business to that of others. The same can be found at the end of this page. Click here to go there. compare form of business

What documents are accepted as Identity Proof of Shareholder and director of OPC?

For incorporation of a One Person company under the companies act, 2013, anyone from below list of the document is acceptable as Identity Proof of the director or shareholder or the proposed One Person Company.

  • Passport
  • Driving License
  • Voter ID Card

What documents are accepted as address proof of promoters?

For OPC Incorporation, any one document from below list of address proof of the director or shareholder is acceptable. The document in support of address proof should not be older than two months.

  • Bank Statement or Passbook with the transaction entry
  • Electricity Bill in the name of the promoter
  • Telephone bill, or any other Mobile Bill
  • Utility bill in the name of promoters like Gas Bill

What is a nomination in OPC Registration?

Since only one person is the shareholder of the OPC hence, hence at the time of incorporation of a one-person company, any other person is nominated as the nominee with their consent.

What are the forms on which director or shareholder have to sign to register a One Person Company in India?

For OPC Formation in India, following are the forms on which promoters need to sign, All the forms/formats to be printed on plain A-4 size paper and signature should be preferable with a blue ink pen.

  • DIR2 - Consent of Director DIR-2 Consent form from all the director in PDF DIR-2 Consent from all the director in MS Word DIR-2 Consent form from all the director in Google docs | Create Online Create online of DIR2 - Consent of Director
  • INC9 Declaration of Promoter INC9 Declaration of Promoter Declaration of promoter non Deposit under fema and sebi | Create Online Create online of DIR2 - Consent of Director
  • INC-9 A Declaration under Companies Act, 2013
  • Subscriber Sheet of MOA & AOA
  • Consent of the Nominee

What are the documents required as proof of registered address for One Person Company Registration in India?

A One Person Company is incorporated with a physical address to be declared as the registered office of the newly registered OPC. Following are the list of the document which is acceptable as proof of premises where the registered office of the company is situated. The premises proof should not be older than two months.

  • Electricity Bill,
  • Gas Bill,
  • Telephone Bill,
  • Mobile Bill,
  • NOC from the owner

Do I need to take a NOC from the owner of premises for registered address of OPC, What is the format of NOC?

Before a One Person Company occupies any premises as its registered address, a no objection certificate must be obtained from the owner of the premises. Similarly, at the time of filing for company registration, we need a NOC from the current owner of the premises along with proof of ownership as explained above.

  • Declaration of Promoter-Non Deposit under FEMA and SEBI Download sample NOC letter from the owner of premises Docx Download sample NOC letter from the owner of premises PDF Download sample NOC letter from the owner of premises Docx

Can co-working office space/ shared office/ Virtual Office address be registered address of the One Person Company?

A registered office is required to be declared at the time of company incorporation and to be maintained by the company under section 12 of The Companies Act, 2013, which must be capable of receiving and acknowledging all communications and notices as may be addressed to it. Further, the statutory records of the company also need to be maintained at the registered address of the company. Hence having registered address at coworking space is not acceptable unless this is a lockable area.

What is the limit of Capital with a One Person Company can be Incorporated?

The OPC Can have an average turnover of Rs. 2 Crores for three years if the turnover exceeds the limit then the same need to mandatorily convert as a normal company.

What is the turnover limit for a one-person company?

The OPC Can have an average turnover of Rs. 2 Crores for three years if the turnover exceeds the limit then the same need to mandatory convert as a normal company.

What is the meaning of “Limited Liability” in OPC Company?

Limited Liability implies that the owner or shareholder of the One Person company is not personally liable to pay debts of the business. They are only responsible for the unpaid shares of the capital of the company. To qualify, the shareholder needs to comply with all laws and pay taxes on time.

What are the most significant characteristics of the corporate form of business?

Apart from the concent of Limited Liability as explained above a company have the following significant features

  • The company will continue to exist, no matter how many directors, officers, and shareholders join or leave.
  • A Company can Sue and be Sued in its name.
  • A legal entity like a company has a separate identity from its owners or shareholders.
  • The private limited companies receive financial assistance from banks and financial institutions, but it receives the preferred rate of interest.
  • Like a person a private limited company can purchase, sell, own, possess, enjoy and transfer property rights to anyone in its name.

Compare Forms of Business

Check advantages and disadvantages of Common Business Entity Types

  • FEATURES
  • Private Limited Company
  • One Person Company
  • LLP
  • Partnership Firm
  • Proprietorship Firm
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    Separate legal entity
    • A Company is a separate legal entity separate from its promoters
    • An OPC is a separate legal entity separate from its promoters
    • An LLP is a separate legal entity separate from its promoters
    • A Partnership is a legal entity but not different from partners
    • The proprietor and the proprietorship business is the same thing
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    Limited Liability
    • Shareholders of a Company are bound to pay only up to the capital they have subscribed to the company.
    • In OPC, unlike a proprietorship, the shareholder cannot be asked to pay beyond his subscribed capital
    • The partners of an LLP can be called upon to pay only up to the amount of capital they subscribed to.
    • There is no protection of limited liability, even the personal properties of partners are at risk for losses of business
    • The proprietor is the whole sole of the business, and his liability to the debts or losses of proprietorship is unlimited.
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    Number of members
    • A Company can be opened with at least two people. However, the maximum number cannot be more than 200
    • In the case of OPC, Only one person can be a shareholder. He would be required to appoint a nominee.
    • With two partners an LLP can be incorporated, there is no limit on the maximum number of partners
    • A Partnership firm can start with a minimum of two partners, the, however, the maximum number is capped at 20
    • Only one person is required for proprietorship, also known as proprietor.
  • 2 - 200
  • 1
  • 2 - unlimited
  • 2 - 20
  • 1
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    Number of Directors /DP
    • A company can be opened with at least two and a maximum of 15 directors. The same person can be a shareholder as well as director
    • At least one person must be appointed as director of the company. The shareholder and director may be the same person
    • The minimum two designated partner is required in an LLP & there is no limit to the maximum number.
    • There is no separation of ownership and management in case of a partnership. All partners are equally responsible for the conduct of business.
    • In case of a proprietorship, the proprietor is solely responsible for the conduct of business.
  • 2-15
  • 1-15
  • 2 to unlimited
  • Not Applicable
  • Not Applicable
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    Foreign Investment (FDI)
    • Foreign Direct Investment in case of a Private Limited Company is available under the automatic route.
    • FDI is not allowed in One Person Company
    • FDI in LLP Is permitted subject to prior approval from the central government
    • FDI is not allowed in Partnership Firm
    • FDI is not allowed in proprietorship Business.
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    Ownership Transfer-ability
    • The shareholding of a Pvt Ltd Company is easily transferable
    • OPC Shares can be transferred to new shareholder along with the nominee
    • In LLP share of a partner can be transferred with the consent of all other partners.
    • Not Possible, every admission or removal of partner amounts to the new firm.
    • Not Applicable
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    Perpetual Existence
    • A Company exists beyond the life of its owners /shareholder. After the death, the shares transmits to legal heirs
    • OPC Continues to exist even after the death of its only shareholder, as it passes to the nominee.
    • The LLP also have perpetual existence and exists beyond the life of the designated partner
    • No perpetual existence, with the death of a partner, the partnership ends.
    • No perpetual existence, with the death of the proprietor, it ends.
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    Tax Benefits
    • The company tax rate is flat at 25% on its profits
    • The company tax rate is 25% on its profits
    • LLP Income Tax Rate is 30% on its profits
    • Partnership firms are taxed at 30% on its profits
    • For a small business with low turnover, there is the benefit of individual tax slabs
  • Effective
  • Effective
  • Low
  • Low
  • Good
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    Statutory Compliance
    • The company is required to file an annual return, balance sheet to ROC and ITR around the month of September
    • OPC is required to file an annual return, balance sheet to ROC and ITR around the month of September
    • LLP have to file an annual return in form 11 and financial statement in Form 8 and ITR
    • Only ITR is to be filed
    • ITR is required to be filed if the taxable income is more than 2.5 Lac
  • High
  • High
  • Low
  • Minimum
  • Minimum
  • Registration Cost
  • 6,899/-
  • 6,299/-
  • 6,699/-
  • 5,999/-
  • 2,499/-

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