Partnership Firm Registration in India - Procedure, Fees, Documents Required
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Partnership Firm Registration in India - Procedure, Fees, Documents Required

Updated on April 15, 2021 01:35:38 PM

Partnership firm is one of the most popular forms of entity incorporation where two or more people form a business together and share the profits and losses. The registration of partnership is not mandatory but it is highly risky and not recommended by the department and professional experts. This kind of business registration is most suitable for small and medium size businesses as it is easy and economical to manage. Read to know the benefits, process, documents required and fees of partnership firm registration.


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What is a Partnership firm?


Partnership firm is a business entity registered under the Partnership Act, 1932 where two or more people join together as partners for running & managing a business while sharing the profits and losses in an agreed ratio. Partnership firms can only be registered when the partnership deed is signed and accepted by all the partners of the firm.

Note: It is not mandatory to register a partnership but it is very risky and is not recommended by any professional experts.

What is a Partnership deed?


Partnership deed is an agreement between the partners in which all the terms and conditions related to business are incorporated. Some of the major terms and conditions mentioned in the deed of a partnership are:

  1. Details of the firm and partners
  2. Profit and Loss sharing ratio among the partners
  3. Nature, commencement and duration of partnership firm
  4. Salary and commision of partners
  5. Interest on capital and loan
  6. Provisions related to capital introduction and capital withdrawal
  7. Accounting and Auditing
  8. Banking and Voting rights
  9. Conditions for admission, resignation and retirement of partners
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Benefits of Partnership firm


Benefits of Partnership firm

  1. Minimum Compliances:Managing a partnership firm is very easy as there are no mandatory compliances of auditing for small businesses unlike a limited liability partnership or private limited company.
  2. Cost Effective:Registering and maintaining a partnership firm does not require involvement of Digital Signature Certificate and Designated Partner Identification number which makes it more economical than other forms of businesses.
  3. Easy to Start and Exit:Partnership can be registered only with a partnership deed and PAN Card of the firm. Hence, it is easy to start and exit.

Procedure of Partnership firm registration

Procedure of Partnership firm registration
  • Step 1. Preparation of Deed
  • Foremost step to incorporate a partnership is preparing a partnership deed which needs to be agreed and signed by all the partners of the firm. It is the most important step of partnership registration as all the necessary terms and conditions are mentioned in this agreement.
  • Step 2. Registration under Income Tax and Issuance of PAN
  • Once the partnership deed is registered, PAN card application has to be made with the Income Tax Department. It takes around 3-7 working days for registration under the Income Tax Department and issuance of physical PAN Card.
  • Step 3. GST registration
  • Depending upon the requirement of the business and GST Law, application for GST registration has to be made with the Department. GST registration usually takes 5-10 working days.
  • Step 4. Bank Account Opening
  • Once all the steps are completed, the current bank account should be opened by the partnership firm. Single partner or all the partners can act as an authorized signatory for opening and managing the bank account.
Procedure of Partnership firm registration

Online Partnership registration in India with Professional Utilities


The process of registering your business as a partnership firm is not much complicated. Our experts at Professional Utilities can simplify the whole registration process for you. Register your company online in 3 easy steps:

Fill our simple form

Step 1: Fill our simple form and receive a callback from our team of experts.

Provide all the required documents

Step 2: Provide all the required documents for registration of the firm and make 50% payment in advance.

Your incorporation certificate

Step 3: Your partnership deed and other included documents will be delivered to you and you'll have to make the balance payment.

Minimum requirements for Partnership registration


Minimum two partners

Minimum two partners

Partners should be the citizens of India

Partners should be the citizens of India

Address proof of business office

Address proof of business office

Documents required for Partnership firm registration


  1. Copy of Aadhar and PAN Card of partners
  2. Partnership Agreement/Deed
  3. Address proof of office

Documents you’ll get after partnership registration


  1. PAN Card of firm
  2. Partnership Deed
  3. GST registration certificate (if required)
  4. Shop and Establishment Act License (if required)

Partnership firm registration fees


The fees for registration of partnership firm depends upon the no. of partners. The total cost of partnership firm registration is ₹1,999 including government & professional fees for two partners.

Time required for Partnership Firm registration


On average, it takes around 10-14 working days for registration of partnership firm in India subject to document verification by the concerned authorities.

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Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs)


 How much time does it take to register a partnership?

It takes around 10-14 working days to register a partnership.

 Can my certificate of registration be cancelled?

Yes, your registration can be cancelled. You’ll have to dissolute the firm for cancellation of partnership registration.

 How is a partnership registered?

A partnership could be registered by registering a partnership agreement or deed where all the terms and conditions would be incorporated.

 What are the documents required for partnership registration?

As per the Partnership Act, 1932, it is required to submit a copy of PAN card of all partners and address proof of office for partnership registration.
Note: You can use your residential address as address proof of office.

 How much does it cost to register a partnership firm in India?

It would cost around Rs. 1,999 (including govt and professional fee) for registering a partnership firm in India.

 Is notary compulsory for partnership deeds?

Basically there are two types of partnership deeds - one is registered and the other one is not registered. Registered partnership is incorporated from the office of registrar where no notarisation is required. In case of unregistered partnership, notary is mandatory.