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How Much Does it Cost to Register a Company in India?

Company registration in India is governed by the companies act 2013, under the Ministry of Corporate Affairs (MCA). The cost of incorporating a company in India varies according to the number of stakeholders and size.

There are different types of business structures under which an entrepreneur can register a company depending upon the need and nature of their Company. Therefore, the fee for incorporation varies accordingly to the nature of the business structure and state.

Benefits of Company registration

  • Limited liabilities
  • Separate legal identity
  • Increases the credibility of the Company
  • Easy to attract Investment and angel investors
  • Easy succession process
  • Less person risk

The Government fees for incorporating  Small companies and one-person companies (OPCs) 

Nominal Capital  The Government fee for company Registration
Limited to Rs. 1,00,000 Rs. 360
Capital Limited to 2,50,000 Rs. 585 
Capital Limited to 5,00,000 Rs. 960 
NOTE:-  The government fee for one person Company registration can vary state-wise, Including the legal professional fee. 

The Government fee for registering companies other than OPCs

Nominal Capital  Incorporation Cost of a Company
Limited to Rs. 1,00,000 Rs. 360
Capital Limited to 5,00,000 Rs. 960
Capital Limited to 10,00,000 Rs. 1710 
 NOTE:-  The government fee for Company registration (private company and others) can vary state-wise, Including the legal professional fee. 

Government Incorporation Fees for SECTION-8 (NGO) Company

Section-8 companies are Non-government organisations (NGOs) or non-profit companies, usually formed for social welfare or to promote art, culture, sports, or religions. Such companies are 100% tax-free if registered under 12AA. 
The stamp duty fee required to register a section-8 NGO for a nominal capital of “ Rs. 1 lakh – 10 lakh ”  is only 10 rupees.

NOTE:- However, no minimum capital is required to start a Section-8 (NGO)

Annual compliances under company registration for a business

There are certain Compliances laid down under the Companies Act, 2013 that are required to be done. After the incorporation, every registered company becomes liable to comply with all the legal mandates under the Act. These are some following compliances required to be followed.

Initiation of first board meeting

  • Issuance of share certificate
  • Disclosure of interest by directors
  • Maintenance of Minutes of meeting
  • Annual filing of audit
  • Appointment of Auditor 


What is the registration process of a company?

  • Acquire DSC (Digital signature certificate
  • Acquire DIN (Director identification number )
  • Create an account on the MCA portal and fill SPICe+ form, reserve a unique name for the company and upload all necessary documents
  • After successful verification from the registrar of companies (ROC), you will get your company incorporation certificate.

What are the documents needed for Company registration in India?

Director’s identification proof such as Aadhar, PAN Card, and passport is required along with address proof of the company such as electricity bill, and phone bill which should be older than 2 months.

What is the difference between Private limited and LLP company registration?

Private limited company Limited Liability Partnership (LLP)
The maximum number of members shall not be more than 200No limit on the maximum number of members
The company name should end with Pvt. LtdThe name should end with LLP 
Can transfer shares easily.Can transfer shares by executing an agreement before a public notary.

How many directors must a company have?

The minimum number of directors depends upon the business structure of a company. In the case of one person company (OPC), the sole person is responsible for all the company’s activities.Ideally, 2 directors are mandatory except for the public company where 3 directors are required.

How do I register for a start-up company In India?

Before registering your company under start-up India, you must incorporate your business under the companies act 2013. Only after that, you can apply for DPIIT recognition to get start-up India benefits.

What are the rules for Pvt Ltd Company in India?

  • Minimum 2 directors are required
  • The maximum number of shareholders shall not be more than 200
  • The maximum number of directors a private limited company can have is 15 directors only

How can I get the name approval from MCA for company registration?

For the approval of the name concerned company needs to file E-form1 A with the concerned registrar of companies along with a fee of Rs. 500.

What type of company registration is the best?

Company registration is subjective to what kind of business a company wants to carry; each business structure has its benefits and disadvantages. For instance, if only one person wants to start a business, then personal company registration would be preferable for a start-up.