Documents Required for Company Registration in India
Documentation is a very important thing in starting any business. Before registration of any company, the businessman wants to know the list of documents which is required to register a company in India. Followings are the list of documents required for company registration:
- Directors Documents if he is Indian Resident:
PAN Card: PAN Card of the proposed director is a mandatory document to incorporate a company in India. PAN as we all knew stands for Permanent Account Number issued by Income Tax Department. PAN is a 10 digit unique number. PAN is acceptable as an Identity proof throughout India.
Address Proof: Besides PAN card, proposed Directors are also required to submit the address proof. One thing which must be noted that address proof which is submitted by the proposed directors must be in their names and the proof must not be older than 2 months. Following are the documents which are validly acceptable for the address proof in India for the company incorporation:
- Voter Id
- Ration Card
- Driving License
- Electricity bill
- Telephone bill
- Aadhar Card
- Director document if he is Foreign National:
Passport: If the director is foreign national, the submitting a passport is a mandatory requirement which must be notarised or apostilled. Further, if the date of birth is not mentioned, an extra document will be needed to prove the same. In case the documents submitted are not in English language ten it shall be translated by an official translator and notarized or apostilled.
Address Proof: Address proof of foreign director is also required which must be notarized and must be in the name of the director. And in the case of foreign national, the documents submitted as address proof must not be older than 1 year. The followings are the documents which can be accepted as address proof in case of foreign national:
- Driving license
- Residence Card
- Bank Statement
- Government issued form of Identity containing address
- Registered Office Proof:
In addition to director's Id proof and address proof, registered office address proof is also needed. Therefore, following documents are required as proof of registered office address:
- The registered document which shows the title of the premises in the name of the company; or
- The notarized copy of lease deed or rent agreement
- Shareholder: Indian or Foreign national
The identity and address proof as mentioned above are also required for all the shareholders of the company.
If the shareholder is a corporate entity, then Certificate of Incorporation of the body corporate must be annexed along with the resolution passed by the corporate entity to subscribe the equity shares of the proposed company.