How to get a Company Registration Certificate

Last Updated at: Aug 06, 2021
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On March, 2020

As per Companies (Incorporation) Amendment Rules, 2020, notified by the MCA, e-Forms SPICe (INC 32) and INC 35 (AGILE) have been substituted with SPICe+ (INC 32) and INC 35 (AGILE PRO) with effect from 23rd   February.

How to Get A Company Registration Certificate
How to Get A Company Registration Certificate


There was a time when registering a company required a lot of effort. Thankfully, the process has become much simpler in recent years as the entire documentation process takes places on the web. Today, we take a look at how different type of company can be registered under the MCA.

A new business venture can acquire a company registration certificate by following the official guidelines suggested by the Ministry of Corporate Affairs (MCA).  If you are a newbie and want to know all the details, then continue reading ahead.

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Unlike before you don’t need to running around in corporate offices to get your incorporation certificate; now you can apply by following the process of company registration online and what better than our blog to guide you to it.

The Basics

As per the rules and regulations from the MCA (Ministry of Corporate Affairs), India has made it very easy and simple to get a new company registered in just a matter of a few days. Also, as mentioned earlier you can register the company from any part of India without going to any Govt. office. The complete documentation procedure takes place electronically.

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Types of Companies

There are primarily 5 types of companies that can be registered in India and each one has its own unique aspect.

  1.     Private Limited Company
  2.     LLP (Limited Liability Partnership)
  3.     OPC Registration (One person company)
  4.     Sole Proprietorship
  5.     General Partnership

Difference between Private and Public companies

  • A private company requires a minimum of two board members while a public company requires seven.
  • A private company can have a maximum of 200 members while a public company can have any number of members.
  • There is a complete restriction on the transferability of shares in the private company and no restriction in a public company.
  • It prohibits an issue of the prospectus in a private company and is free in a public company.
  • A private company can commence business immediately after incorporation while a public company has to wait until they acquire the business certificate.
  • There is no obligation of a statutory meeting for a private company but it is obligatory for a public company.

The Process

These are 4 important steps to acquire a company registration certificate.

  • Acquire Digital Signature Certificate (DSC)
  • Acquire Director Identification Number (DIN)
  • Finding an eForm or New user registration
  • Incorporate the company

It is essential to gain a business registration certificate to have a functional business with no legal issues. There are various opportunities that may come your way and you might be on the road of success soon; so following the proper norms of the country is highly crucial.

Step 1: Acquire Director Identification Number (DIN)

This is the first step to get you started. As per the Companies Act, 2006 it is compulsory for every director to obtain their DIN. To avail, the form Click here.

  • Create an account and register yourself on the MCA website. Download the form and upload the form after filling the details. There will be applicable fees for this process.
  • Notify the company once they receive the DIN.
  • Further, the company should intimate the Registrar of Corporate (ROC) about the information.
  • If there are any changes in the DIN details, then the director should intimate by submitting a different form for the changes.

Step 2: Acquire Digital Signature Certificate (DSC)

To ensure that the documents submitted are original and authentic; the Information Act 2000 requires a valid digital signature on all the documents. This is the only way to a quick and fast submission of the documents electronically.

If you already have a digital signature, then you can use the same but check for its validity since agencies issues DSC’s with either one or two-year validity.

Step 3: New user registration on the MCA website

Create a new account as this will be useful for online fee payment and for various different transactions as a registered business user. There is no fee involved to create an account and you can click here to register.

Step 4: Application for a company incorporation certificate

This is the main and final step which includes adding the company name, registering the office location/address, details of company directors, manager and secretary. Also, additional details for the distribution of shares if any.

  • Form-1

Under this, there are two types.

    • Form -1A: This application form is for the availability or change of a company name.
    • Form -1: This form is for declaration for incorporation of a company, the details on the form should match with the application of Form -1A.
  • Form-18
    • This form is for the change of address for a previously registered office.
    • They should submit all genuine details.
  • Form-32
    • They fill this form to appoint new directors, managers, and secretary.

On submitting all the forms, the MCA will review and approve the application and a further confirmation email regarding they will update a further confirmation email regarding.


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To summarise the process of company registration, once you have selected the type of company you want to register, there are only four steps left to take. Get the DIN, get the DSC, register as a new account on the site and, finally, fill the required form, and submit it!