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How to set up a company in India

Foreign investors may set up several types of business forms when starting a company in India. Regardless of the legal entity that was selected for incorporation, the registration procedure follows the same steps prescribed under the legislation for commercial companies. It is also important to know that most of the business structures in India are registered as private limited companies. Our team of specialists in company formation in India can offer in-depth assistance on the registration of a legal entity and can offer advice on the regulations applicable in this sense.

Registering an Indian company  

All companies operating in India are required to register with the Registrar of Companies, a department working under the supervision of the Ministry of Corporate Affairs. In order to open a company in India, the investors will need to follow specific incorporation steps, once they have chosen a business form suitable for their investment plans in this country. 

It is necessary to obtain a Director Identification Number (DIN), regardless of the nationality of the future director. The proposed directors will also need a Digital Signature Certificate (DSG), which represents the director’s signature necessary for various company documents that are registered and filed with the Registrar of Companies. More specifically, all the directors will need a Class II Digital Signature Certificate, which can be provided by one of the licensed vendors of the Ministry of Corporate Affairs

Further on, the Registrar of Companies will approve the company’s trading name, after the company’s representatives have sent a proposal in this sense. The institution will approve the trading name if specific conditions are met, which can be detailed by our team of agents in company registration in India

Other incorporation requirements in India  

Those who want to register a company in India will also have to file the company’s statutory documents (articles of association and memorandum of association) and the documents must contain the signature of a company secretary

The registration procedures will incur the payment of specific fees, including the stamp duty. If the steps presented above are successfully completed, the investors will receive the certificate of incorporation and other important steps can start, such as the registration for tax matters

Our experts can offer more information on how to form a company in India. Please contact our team of consultants in company registration in India for further advice.