Section 8 Company Registration

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For the purpose of promotion of commerce, art, science, religion, charity or any other useful object, a company can be incorporated after obtaining section 8 license from the central government. The license is essentially permission to delete private Limited from the proposed name.

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Section 8 Company Registration

Section 8 Company Registration

Section 8 company is suitable for non-profit objective and it may a private limited or a public limited company. As per law in case the proposed section 8 company is a private limited then minimum two promoters is required, however in case it is a public limited section 8 company then minimum 7 person must be the promoters of the company. A ‘Section 8 Company’ is eligible for certain exemptions from provisions of law and a concessional rate of fees. The process of incorporation of a section 8 company is similar to that of any other company registration in India with an additional requirement of seeking a prior license from the central government under section 8 of the companies act, 2013.

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Important Points on Section 8 Company

No Profit Motive

No Profit Motive

The companies registered under section 8 of the companies act, cannot distribute profits or assets to its members.

Voting Rights

Voting Rights

The voting rights to the members of section 8 company are based on the number of shares, similar to that of any other company.

No Minimum Capital

No Minimum Capital

There is no minimum level of capital prescribed, hence a section 8 company can be incorporated with the capital as required by it.

One Resident Director

One Resident Director

One director of the company must be resident in India. A person is said to be a resident when he stays in India for at least 182 days in the FY.

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  • 7 Digital Signature (DSC) and 3 DIN
  • Name Approval of the Company
  • MOA & AOA + Certificate of Incorporation
  • PAN and TDS number for the Company
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Documentation of the Promoters

  1. Two Photographs of Promoters
  2. PAN Card of Each Promoter
  3. Identity Proof of each Promoter
  4. Address Proof of Promoter
  5. Signed Declaration (s) from Promoter

Documentation for the Company Registered Address

  1. Proof of Registered Office
  2. Utility Bill as proof must be Latest
  3. NOC from the owner of premises

Section 8 Company Registration Process



As the application for Company Incorporation is filed online, the process starts with the issuance of Digital Signatures of class two.



The Company name must be unique and should not be the same or similar to an existing company, LLP or a trademark.



An application is filed before the central government for grant of license to incorporate a company without Limited in their name.



An application is made to the ROC office for incorporation of section 8 company, and allotment of PAN and TAN.

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Frequently Asked Questions

What is the law on the name of the Section -8 Company?

The name of a section 8 company shall not include Private Limited or Limited at the end of its name and must end with any of the below words

  • Foundation,
  • Forum,
  • Association,
  • Federation,
  • Chambers,
  • Confederation,
  • Council,
  • Electoral Trust and the like etc.

Can Section 8 Company raise capital through foreign direct investment (FDI)?

Yes, Foreign Direct Investment is allowed Section 8 Companies subject to the compliance of FEMA Regulations. However, in terms of the Foreign Contribution (Regulation) Act, 2010 [FCRA] read with the Frequently asked questions (FAQ) on the website of the ministry of the home of the union government of India, the infusion of capital in a section 8 company is a foreign contribution. In simple words, though FDI in section 8 companies is permissible, as the same is considered as a Foreign Contribution in terms of FCRA, it can be infused only with prior permission/registration from the central government.

Can Section 8 Company invest in another company or form subsidiary with the profit motive?

Yes, there is no specific restriction on making an investment in any other company by section 8 companies even if the investee company is a profit-making entity.

What is the minimum number of directors required for Section 8 Company?

In case the section 8 company is incorporated as private limited the minimum requirements of directors on the board is 2 and in case of a public limited company it must be 3

What documents are accepted as Identity Proof of Promoters?

For incorporation of a section 8 company under the companies act, 2013, any document from below list of the document is acceptable as Identity Proof of the director or shareholder or the proposed company.

  • Passport,
  • Driving License,
  • Voter ID Card,

What documents are accepted as address proof of promoters?

For Company 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 are the documents required as proof of registered address for company registration in India?

A Section 8 Company is incorporated with a physical address to be declared as the registered office of the newly registered company. 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, What is the format of NOC?

Before a 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.

  • Download sample NOC letter from the owner of premises NOC Sample in Pdf Download NOC Sample Word

Can co-working office space/ shared office/ Virtual Office address be registered address of the 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 co-working space is not acceptable unless this is a lockable area.

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