Section 8 Company Registration in India

A NGO company can be established for the advancement of trade, art, science, religion, charity, or any other helpful purpose after receiving a section 8 licence from the central government.

Documents required for Directors

  • 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 Section 8 Company  Registration?
We offer comprehensive assistance in Section 8 Company  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 Section 8 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 Section 8 Company .

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Online Section 8 Company Registration

An Overview - How to Register Section 8 Company?

According to the Companies Act of 2013, a Section 8 company is a non-profit organisation registered with the goal of promoting science, literature, arts, education, charity, environmental protection, sports, science, research, social welfare, religion, and knowledge sharing for the sake of charity or any other purpose.

The government grants them exclusive registration under Section 8 of the Companies Act of 2013. Section 8 company are non-profit organisatiozs that work for philanthropic purposes. It is a distinct legal entity from its members.

To register a section 8 company, you must meet the following three requirements: -

  •  A Section 8 company should be founded to engage in philanthropic and social activities that benefit society as a whole.
  • The profits and income of the company should be utilised to achieve the aforementioned goals.
  • It is not permitted to distribute dividends to its members.

For your convenience,, an online legal portal, offers entrepreneurs and business owners all forms of legal advice., a top legal adviser, has developed a rapid Online Section 8 Company Registration service that can be completed in three simple steps:

  • Get expert advice on selecting a unique name for your business.
  • Create your company's constitution (MoA and AoA).
  • Register your business with MCA (Ministry of Corporate Affairs)

After successfully registering, obtain your Certificate of Incorporation (COI), as well as your PAN and TAN. We guarantee complete customer satisfaction and quick service delivery with a team of certified experts and Chartered Accountants. After receiving clearance from the Ministry of Corporate Affairs, you will receive a Company Incorporation package from KNAP Advisory.

Why Section 8 Company should be chosen?

Some advantages of Section 8 company registration over other types of NGO (Non-Governmental Organization) registration are as follows: -

There is no minimum paid-up capital requirement for creating a section 8 business,

Companies registered under section 8 have greater freedom. They are run in a very orderly fashion

It is simple to register, and you are not obliged to present yourself personally during the registration procedure

According to the Income Tax Act, the section 8 company is granted several tax benefits under sections 80G and 12AA.

Detailed registration process to register a Section 8 company online (How to register Section 8 company ?)

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

Steps for online 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.

Company Registration Checklist

As per Companies Act, 2013 Certain rules and conditions must be completed in order to register a section 8 company in India.

A Unique Name :- Your company's name should be distinctive. The name must not be identical to the name of any existing company or registered trademark. Section 8 company names should include suffixes such as federation, foundation, council, society, club academy, institute, organization, federation charity, and so on.

Two Directors :- Section 8 companies in India must have at least two directors and a maximum of fifteen directors. One of the company's directors must be an Indian.

Minimum capital required :- A section 8 company can be formed with or without share capital and with a minimum capital of ₹ 2.

Registered Office :- The registered place of the company can be commercial or residential; it can be owned or rented property. If the property is rented, a NOC is necessary.

Identity and address proofs of potential Directors are essential documents to register a Section 8 company 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 be no older than two months old. All of the documents listed above must be self-attested.

Registered Office Proof

To be eligible for Online Section 8 Company Registration in India, the company must have registered offices in India, which can be both residential and commercial. You must supply 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




Can I apply for a company name online?

Yes, you can use the RUN service at the MCA portal to reserve company names online.

Yes, you can use the RUN service at the MCA portal to reserve company names online.

The section 8 company must have at least two shareholders/directors. Note: Every company must have at least one director who spends at least 180 days in India during the financial year.

What is the minimum capital required at the time of registration?

There is no minimum paid-up capital required to register a section 8 company.

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

No, all processes are online. You have to share required documents and details for company registration process.

How many days does it take to register a company?

With the assistance of Knap Advisory, you may obtain business approval in as little as 5 days from the date of name approval.

What is the cost required to run a Section 8 Company?

It is totally dependent on the scale of business. Get connected to our expert team 93119-72982 or 95994-06069.

Can a NRIs or Foreigner be the director of the company?

Yes, a foreigner or NRI can become a director of a section 8 corporation. They must obtain DIN from Indian ROC.

Can I register a Section 8 Company on my home address?

Yes, you can register your business with a home address. You must submit a NOC.

Can I register my family member as a director of the company?

Yes, under the Companies Act of 2013, you can appoint a family member as a director or partner

Who can be director of the Company?

Anyone above the age of 18 can become a company's director.

Can I become both director and shareholder in my company?

Yes, you can be a director as well as a shareholder in your firm.

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 persons can become directors of the Company?

A maximum of 15 directors can be selected as directors. In an exception, you can appoint more than 15 directors if 3/4 of the shareholders agree.

What do you mean by DIN and DSC?

Directors Identification Number (DIN) is a unique 8-digit number assigned by the central government to the directors of the companies.
Digital Signature Certificates (DSC) are a computerized format of one's identity to access services or information and to sign documents digitally.

What is Authorised Capital of the company?

Maximum amount of shares a company can issue. It is advised not to keep needless high authorised capital in your company as it can be changed in future.

Why KNAP Advisory?

How can Knap Advisory help in Section 8 Company Registration?

Company registration is now a straightforward online procedure. Because it is entirely online, there is no need for you to present in person for registration. You can register your business without leaving your house. Knap Advisory offers exceptional support to enterprises in all documentation procedures.

We complete the whole company registration process online in 5 days. We will help you  -

  • To Register Company Name
  •  To Approve DSC and DIN application for directors
  • To Draft MoA and AoA
  • To Apply for PAN and TAN
  • To Open a zero balance current bank account
  • In registration fees and stamp duty
  • To get Company Incorporation Certificate
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