Register Your One Person Company

If you want to form a company with 100 percent ownership, you may do it by registering an One Person Company for only 4,499.(govt. fees extra)

Documents required for Director & Nominee Director

  • Pan Card Copy (Mandatory)
  • ID Proof (Any one) – Driving License/ Voter ID/ Passport Copy/ Aadhaar Card
  • Address Proof – Latest Bank Statement/ Latest Telephone or Mobile Bill/Latest Electricity Bill.(MUST be less than 30 days old)
  • Passport Size Photograph

Documents Required for Registered Office Address

  • NOC - Certificate of No Objection from the Property Owner (Format will be provided by us)
  • Address Verification - Current Telephone or Mobile Bill/ Gas or Electricity Bill (MUST be less than 30 days old)

How can Knap Advisory help in One Person Company Registration?
We offer comprehensive assistance in LLP Registration, simplifying the complex process for you. Our experienced team provides expert guidance, aids in document preparation, assists with name selection, and ensures full legal compliance. We take care of submitting your application to the relevant authorities and keep you informed with timely updates. Whether initiating a new partnership or formalizing an existing one, our services are tailored to your unique needs. We don't stop at registration; our support continues post-registration, helping you understand the ongoing responsibilities of operating a registered One Person Company.

With Knap Advisory, you can confidently navigate the registration process, knowing that your One Person Company is established efficiently, allowing you to concentrate on your business's growth. Our cost-effective solutions make the entire process hassle-free and affordable. Contact us today to take the first step towards a successful One Person Company.

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One Person Company/OPC Registration in India

An Overview- One Person Company Registration in India

A One Person Business (OPC) is a private limited company with a single member. It is possible to register with a single director. For proprietors, one person company registration in India is a viable option.

The Ministry of Corporate Affairs governs One Person Company registration. A single person acquires complete ownership of the company. Nomination is necessary against that single owner's stake in the OPC.

If an OPC's paid-up share capital exceeds fifty lakh rupees or its average annual turnover over the preceding three fiscal years exceeds two crore rupees, it must change to a private or public company.

Finance Minister Nirmala Sitharaman revealed the modifications to one-person enterprises during her budget statement on Monday, February 1st, 2021. The change now allows NRIs to establish one-person enterprises in India. This change takes effect on April 1, 2021. Previously, only Indian residents could form one-person firms in India.

When launching a business in India, entrepreneurs are recommended to register as a one-person corporation. OPCs are treated as separate legal entities under the Companies Act of 2013. Entrepreneurs should choose a one-person company in India for greater business growth.


Why to choose One Person Company (OPC) in India?

Individual Ownership

For OPC registration, only one shareholder/member is required. He gets complete ownership of the corporation.

Less compliance

In comparison to a private limited corporation, a one-person company requires far less compliance.

Limited liability

A single shareholder's liability is restricted to the amount of paid-up share capital, and they are not liable for the company's unforeseeable losses.

Separate legal entity

A one-person company is a legal entity distinct from its shareholder or director. It helps the smooth operation of the business.

Detailed registration process to register a company online (How to register One person company?).

The Ministry of Corporate Affairs governs the online company registration process by enforcing specific legal norms and regulations. You only need to provide necessary documents/details for company registration. Our skilled team will handle the entire company registration process.

Steps for online One Person Company Registration in India:-

  • STEP 1-Apply for Digital Signature Certificate (DSC)
  • STEP 2- Application for Directors Identification Number (DIN)
  • STEP 3 - RUN (Reserve Unique Name)
  • STEP 4- Drafting of the E-MOA and E-AOA
  • STEP 5- Application for PAN and TAN of the company.
  • STEP 6- Certificate issued by ROC with PAN and TAN.
  • STEP 7- Bank account opening support.

Checklist for One Person Company Registration in india

According to the Companies Act of 2013, several rules and conditions must be completed in order to register a business in India.

A Unique Name

Your company's name should be unique. The name must not be similar to the name of any existing company or registered trademark.

One Directors

One Person Company can be registered with as few as one director and as many as fifteen. NRIs can now register for OPC in India.

Minimum capital required

You can form a One Person Firm with as little as Rs. 1, although it is advised that you have enough share capital to get the company started..

Registered Office

The registered place of the company can be either commercial or residential. Property can be owned or rented. If the property is rented, a NOC is necessary.

Mandatory Documents Required for Company Registration Online

Identity and address proofs of potential Directors are needed documents for registering a corporation in India. The list of documents acceptable by MCA for online company formation in India is shown below.

Identity Proof

  • Scanned copy of PAN card and Aadhaar Card
  • Scanned copy of Passport/DL/Voter ID
  • Scanned copy of Latest Bank Statement/Telephone or Mobile Bill/Electricity Bill/Gas Bill
  • Passport Size Photo

Foreign nationals must have a translated and notarized copy of their passport. Residence documentation, such as utility bills and bank statements, should not be more than two months old. All of the documents listed above must be self-attested.

Registered Office Proof

To be eligible for Online One Person Company Registration in India, the company must have registered offices in India, which can be both home and commercial. You must provide the following documents: -

  • Scanned copy of Telephone Bill/Water Bill/Electricity Bill
  • No Objection certificate from landlord (in case of rented premises)
  • Scanned copy of Notarized Rental Agreement (in case of rented premises)
  • Scanned copy of ownership documents

Nominee requirements to register a One Person Company in India

The documents requirements for OPC registration in India for a nominee is

  • Scanned copy of PAN card and Aadhaar Card
  • Scanned copy of Passport/DL/Voter ID
  • Scanned copy of Latest Bank Statement/Telephone or Mobile Bill/Electricity Bill/Gas Bill
  • Passport Size Photo


Why should I choose to register my business as OPC?

A one-person company is one that is formed by one person, who may be a resident or an NRI, and has the characteristics of a company as well as the benefits of a sole proprietorship.

What are the advantages of choosing one person company?

Advantages of OPC registration-
● Individual Ownership
For OPC registration, only one shareholder/member is required. He obtains gets ownership of the corporation.
● Less compliance
In comparison to a private limited company, a one-person company requires far less compliance.
● Limited liability
A single shareholder's liability is restricted to the amount of paid-up share capital, and they are not liable for the company's unforeseeable losses.

● Separate legal entity
A one-person company is a legal entity distinct from its shareholder or director. It helps the smooth operation of the business.
● Perpetual existence
It has perpetual existence. It is not going to be affected by the insolvency or death of its member/director.
● Organized Sector of Proprietorship
OPC will convert the unorganized proprietorship sector into an organized private limited business.

How many directors are compulsory for a company?

One-person company- 1 director required,
● A private limited company- 2 directors required,
● A public limited company- 3 directors required and
● A producer company – 5 directors. required

What are the mandatory documents required for registering a One Person Company?

Mandatory documents which are required to register a company in India are identity proofs and address proofs. These documents are-
● Pan card
● Aadhaar
● Passport/driving license/voter id
● Rent agreement/lease deed with receipts
● Utility bills
● NOC from owner, if rented property

What is the capital required to start a One person Company?

You can start a One Person Company with minimum capital of Rs. 1 but it is recommended to have share capital sufficient enough to fuel the company for its initial stage.

Who can become an OPC nominee?

A nominee is a person appointed by a company member to operate the OPC after his death or absence. However, the nominee cannot be a minor.

Can the member of the company remove the nominee?

To update or delete the nominee, the member must notify the registrar. He should also notify the company of the change. He has 15 days to appoint a fresh nominee

Are FDIs allowed in One Person Company?

No, FDI is not permitted in a One Person Company. If OPCs seek FDI, they will lose their one-person company status.

Can a foreigner start an OPC in India?

Yes, Finance Minister Nirmala Sitharaman announced amendments to the rules governing one-person enterprises during her budget statement on Monday, February 1, 2021. The change now allows NRIs to establish One Person Company (OPC) in India. This change takes effect on April 1, 2021.

Can I become a member of more than one OPCs in India?

No, you cannot be a member or nominee in more than one OPC.

Can I change my business from OPC to Private limited company?

Yes, you can convert your One Person Company to another type of company by meeting certain requirements, such as
• waiting two years from the date of registration of the OPC,
• having a paid-up capital of more than Rs.50,00,000, or
• having an annual turnover of more than Rs.2 crores.

Can a One Person Company have more than 1 director?

According to the Companies Act of 2013, a One Person Company must have at least one and no more than fifteen directors.

Should I be physically present at the time of the registration process?

No, all processes are online, you have to share your Identity proof and address proof.

What are the factors considered while choosing the company name?

There are three factors considered while applying for a company name—
● Name should not be matched with the existing one.
● Name should not be registered as a trademark.
● It should not be prohibited under Emblems and Names act.

How many days does it take to register a one person company?

KNAP Advisory helps you to register a One Person Company within 5 days.


We ensure complete customer satisfaction and on-time service delivery through qualified corporate personnel and chartered accountants. The entire process is managed online with improved help.

In comparison to others, KNAP Advisory gives the best service. We will assist you –

  • Register Company Name
  • To Approve DIN and DSC for directors
  • To Draft MoA and AoA
  • To Apply for PAN and TAN
  • To Open a zero balance current account.
  • To get Company Incorporation Certificate
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