Nidhi Company Registration

An excellent option for persons involved in any activity related to finance.

  • One DSC & three DINs

    The directors must be registered with the MCA

  • Company Name Reservation

    We will then help you pick a unique name

  • RBI Approval

    We will get in principle approval from RBI

What is a Nidhi Company?


A Nidhi companybelongs to the category of non-banking finance firms.Recognized under Section 406 of the Companies Act, 2013, it is governed by the centralgovernment. The basic business of such a company is to facilitate lending money between the core members of the company.Examples of a Nidhi Company are permanent funds, mutual benefit funds, a mutual benefit company and benefit funds.The core idea behind creating a Nidhi Company is to receive funds (deposits) from members or lend to them, for the mutual benefit of both parties. All lending and borrowing must comply with rules laid downinChapter XXIV of Company Rules, 2014.

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Documents Required for Nidhi Company Registration


To be submitted by all directors

  • Self-attested copy of PAN Card
  • Self-attested copy of Driver’s License/ Voter ID/ Aadhaar Card/Passport
  • Self-attested copy of Bank Statement/ Telephone Bill/Mobile Bill/ Electricity Bill
  • Passport-size Photograph
  • Specimen Signature Certificate

Basics of a Nidhi Company

Regulated by MCA & RBI

The financial dealings and all the registration processes of a Nidhi company are regulated by the Ministry of Corporate Affairs. The deposit acceptance activities conducted by the Nidhi Company also come under the scanner of Reserve Bank of India and the latter has the rights to look into the financial dealings. Nidhi companies are only allowed deposits which are over six months and less than five years old.

Number of Members

A Nidhi Company must accumulate 200 members within a year of its formation.If it fails to do so, it needs to apply for permission to extend the time limit to acquire more members. Three of its members will be appointed as directors and there must be seven stockholders on inception.

Equity Capital

A Nidhi Company must have an equity share capital of Rs. 5 lakh on inception. This entire amount must be paid-up. Moreover, 10% of the total deposit collected from members must be in a fixed deposit in a nationalised bank.

Advantages of Nidhi Company


Cheaper to Borrow

As a member, one can borrow money at a minimum rate, relative to the rate at which banks lend money.This can be a major advantage in times of need, as different individuals in the mutual benefit society are likely to need funds at different points in time.

Encourages Savings

A Nidhi company encourages all its members to save money and encourages a thrifty lifestyle. A Nidhi company, after all, is amutual benefit society wherein memberscan lend or borrow money and accept financial aid amongst them.

Fewer Complications

Borrowing and lending to known persons, where the procedure is fixed, is much less complicated than dealing with banks or in an informal setting. A Nidhi Company enables its members to unlock the potential of their money and gain from lower interest rates when they require money themselves.

FAQs on Nidhi Company


You need to appoint a minimum of three directors and have seven shareholders. So, a total of 10 individuals are needed to form a Nidhi. You need to register the company as a limited company under Companies Act, 2013. Nidhi Companies take almost a month or even longer to register.
Yes, you can expand operations.A minimum of three branches can be opened in a particular district. In case you want to expand outside the district or want to open more than three branches, intimation needs to be issued 30 days prior to opening to the Registrar of Companies.
The conditions laid down by the Act says that a Nidhi company should acquire a minimum of 200 members within one year. However, in case you have not been able to acquire the required numbers, you can apply for an extension with the authorities.
Any personcan deposit, lend or borrow money through the provisions provided by Companies Act, 2013. They can all become members of the Nidhi provided they are not a corporation or a company.
A Nidhi can accept deposits not exceeding 20 times of its net owned assets as mentioned in the last audited statements.

Procedure for Nidhi Company Registration


8 Working Days

A minimum of three directors must apply for a DSC, which is necessary to file the Nidhi company registration documents. For this, you will only need to provide a few scanned documents and details; our representatives will fill the form and submit it online.

14 Working Days

As soon as we apply for the DSC, we will apply for the company name. and submit the rest of the incorporation documents. Altogether, this will take up to a week, depending on whether you have all the documents in order.

Why Vakilsearch


35 Working Days

Just tell us a little bit about your business and you'll have the incorporation certificate in 35 working days (subject to government approval). It's that simple. In addition to yours, we'll be handling around 400 requests this month.

9.1 Customer Score

We make your interaction with government as smooth as is possible by doing all the paperwork for you. We will also give you absolute clarity on the process to set realistic expectations.

160 Strong Team

Our team of experienced business advisors are a phone call away, should you have any queries about the process. But we'll try to ensure that your doubts are cleared before they even arise.