Section 8 Company Registration - Online Process, Documents Required, Cost

Updated on July 06, 2024 11:46:34 PM

Section 8 company registration is the most popular form of NGO registration and has more credibility among donors, government and other stakeholders. It has more benefits than traditional charitable institutions and is registered under the Companies Act, 2013.

The main objective of Section 8 company is to promote arts, sports, commerce, science, religion, social welfare, charity and environmental protection. Section 8 company can be registered both as a private limited company or a public limited company.

At Professional Utilities, Our Team of experts will help you register your Section 8 company in a seamless manner without you being worried about the documents and registration process. We will take care of all the documents and registration requirements and do the incorporation in the most efficient way due to our years of experience in Company registration.

Section 8 Company Sample Documents

  • Incorporation Certificate
  • Section 8 License
Section 8 Company registration Certificate Sample
Section 8 License Sample
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What is Section 8 Company?

Section 8 company is an upgraded form of Society and Trust. It has many benefits over traditional forms of charitable institution registration. Section 8 company is the most popular form of NGO registration in India. It is easy to register, run and manage.

The main purpose of Section 8 company is to promote non-profit objectives such as commerce, art, science, sports, education, research, social welfare, religion, charity, protection of environment and other charitable purposes.

In effect from April 1, 2021, all NGOs need to file Form CSR-1 on MCA portal to register with Central Government. MCA has made this Form available on its website and made it mandatory for all the social organisations seeking CSR funds or CSR implementing agencies to file it. The aim of the CSR-1 Form is efficient monitoring of CSR spendings in the country.

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Minimum requirements for Section 8 Company registration

  1. Minimum 2 directors are required if Section 8 company is incorporated as a private limited company
  2. Minimum 3 directors in case of incorporation as a public limited company
  3. At least one director should be the resident of India
  4. Registered office address
  5. The objective of the company should be for charitable or social purpose only
  6. The profit cannot be shared among shareholders
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Procedure of Section 8 Company registration

Step 1: Apply for Digital Signature Certificate

Section 8 Company incorporation is a complete digital process and therefore requirement of Digital Signature Certificate is a mandatory criteria. Directors as well as subscribers to the memorandum of the company need to apply for a DSC from the certified agencies. Obtaining a DSC is a complete online process and it can be done within 24 hours. This process involves 3 simple verifications that are document verification, video verification and phone verification.

Step 2. Application for the Name Availability

Name application for Section 8 Company can be done through SPICe RUN form which is a part of SPICe+ form. While making the name application of the company, industrial activity code as well as object clause of the company has to be defined.

Note: It should be ensured that company name does not resemble the name of any other already registered company and also does not violate the provisions of emblems and names (Prevention of Improper Use Act, 1950). You can easily check the name availability by using our company name search tool to verify the same.

Step 3. Application for Section 8 License

For obtaining the license under Section 8 Company, Form INC-12 is required to be filed with the Registrar of Companies. Prior to issuance of Certificate of Incorporation for Section 8 company, approval letter under Section 8 of Part 1 i.e, License under Section(1) of the Companies Act, 2013 is issued from the Ministry of Corporate Affairs. Once the form is approved by the Central Government, ROC will issue a 6-digit Section 8 license number.

Step 4. Filing of SPICe Form (INC-32)

Post name approval, details with respect to registration of the company has to be drafted in the SPICe+ form. It is a simplified proforma for incorporating a company electronically. The details in the form are as follows:

  • Details of the Company
  • Details of Members and Subscribers
  • Application for Director Identification Number (DIN)
  • Application for PAN and TAN
  • Declaration by Directors and subscribers
  • Declaration and certification by Professional

Step 5. Filing of e-MoA (INC-33) and e-AoA (INC-34)

SPICe e-MoA and e-AoA are the linked forms which have to be drafted at the time of application for company registration.

Memorandum of Association (MOA) is defined under section 2(56) of the Companies Act 2013. It is the foundation on which the company is built. It defines the constitution, powers and objects of the company.

The Articles of Association (AOA) is defined under section 2(5) of the Companies Act. It details all the rules and regulations relating to the management of the company.

Step 6. Issuance of COI

Post approval of the above mentioned documents from the Ministry of Corporate Affairs; PAN, TAN & Certificate of Incorporation will be issued from the concerned department. Now, the company is required to open a current bank account by using these documents. You can contact us for assistance with your current bank account opening.

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Section 8 Company Registration Fees

section 8 company registration fees

The total Registration fees of Section 8 Company is ₹7,499 including government Fees and professional fees.

Section-8 Company Registration Registration Fees
✅ Digital Signature Certificate Fee ₹2,000
✅ Government Fees(Stamp Duty) ₹1,500
✅ Professional Fees ₹3,999
Total Cost ₹7,499

Note - The above mentioned registration fees includes registration for 2 members with minimum Authorised capital of Rs 1,00,000, creation of DSC, Government Fees(Stamp Duty) and Professional fees.The Registration cost may vary if the number of members or the value of Authorised Capital is changed.

Registration you should get after Company Incorporation

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Explore Our Company Incorporation Packages


Suitable for Startups


Services Offered

  • Incorporation Certificate
  • DSC for Partners
  • DSC for 2 Directors
  • DIN for 2 Directors
  • Stamp Duty Charges
  • PAN & TAN
  • Company Master Data
  • MOA & AOA
  • EPF Certificate
  • ESIC Certificate


Suitable for Businesses


Services Offered

Basic Plan

  • GST Registration
  • Auditor Appointment
  • Commencement of business
  • Issuance of Share Certificate
  • MSME Registration
  • Copies of Business Documents


Suitable for Corporates


Services Offered

Standard Plan

  • Annual Compliances
  • Trademark Registration
  • CSR-1 Registration
  • 12A & 80G Registration
  • Current Account Opening Support
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Register your Section 8 Company in India with Professional Utilities

The process of Section 8 company registration is complicated and involves various compliances. Our experts at Professional Utilities can simplify the whole registration process for you. Register your Section 8 company online in 3 easy steps:

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Step 1:
Get in touch via call or contact form

Step 2:
Provide necessary documents

Step 3:
Get your incorporation registered in 10 days

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Documents We Will Provide after Registration

After successful registration of a section 8 company, you will be provided with the following documents.

Certificate of Incorporation Sample

Certificate of incorporation section 8 company

Section 8 Company Sample Documents

Section 8 License Sample

PAN Card Sample Documents

Pan Card

TAN Sample Documents


AoA Certificate Sample Documents

AoA Certificate

MoA Certificate Sample Documents

MoM Certificate

DIN Certificate Sample Documents

DIN Allotment

DSC Sample Documents

EPFO Certificate Sample Documents

EPFO Certificate

Master data Sample Documents

Master data Sample
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Documents required for Section 8 Company registration

Documents required for section 8 company registration

As per the Companies Act 2013, you need to provide proper identity and address proof to be submitted on the Ministry of Corporate Affairs (MCA) portal for Section 8 company registration.

Identity and Address Proof of Directors/Shareholders

  • Passport size photographs of the directors
  • Copy of Aadhar Card
  • Copy of Driving License or Voter ID
  • Copy of PAN Card or Passport (in case of foreign national or NRI)
  • Copy of latest bank statement and utility bill

Address Proof of Registered Office

  • Copy of electricity/water/gas bill (not older than two months)
  • Rent agreement in case of rented office
  • No Objection Certificate (NOC) from the owner of the property
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Time required for registration process

On average, it takes around 10-14 working days to register a Section 8 company in India subject to document verification by the Ministry of Corporate Affairs (MCA).

Also Read:

  • NGO Registration Process
  • Section 8 Company Registration
  • How to Name your Section 8 Company
  • Features of Section 8 Company
  • How to register a Section 8 Company
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    Benefits of Section 8 Company registration

    Eligible for grant and donations

    The companies registered under section 8 becomes eligible for various grants offered by the Government of India. Further, Section 8 Companies are also entitled to receive donations from the general public.

    Exemption to the donors

    Those donating to a Section 8 Company are eligible for tax exemptions under 80G of the Income Tax Act.

    Tax Benefits

    There are many tax benefits for Section 8 companies in India.

    Separate Legal Entity

    The identity of the Section 8 Company and its directors are separate which means the entity will continue to survive, even if all the directors of the company become incompetent to carry on the business.

    No Minimum Capital

    There is no requirement of minimum paid-up capital for the Section 8 Company registration.


    Section 8 Company creates their own credibility in the market by holding the License issued by the ROC and the various kinds of activity undertaken by them.

    Section 8 License

    The Registrar of Companies provides License to Section 8 Companies in Form INC-16.

    Benefits of Section 8 Company registration
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    FAQs on Section 8 Company Registration

    What is a Section 8 Company Registration?

    Section 8 company is a type of company which is established for Non-profit motive. To start a company that is engaged in social welfare objectives, section 8 company registration is required.

    What is the Registration Fee for Section 8 company in India?

    The required fee for Section 8 Company Registration in India is ₹7,499 including government fees as well as professional fees of Professional utilities.

    Who is a Section 8 company Registration consultant?

    To register a company in India, you need to hire a professional to get your section 8 company registered. Contact Professional Utilities for Section 8 company registration consultancy in India.

    How much time does it take to register a Section 8 company in India?

    To register a section 8 company in India, it usually takes 7-15 working days subject to approval from the Ministry of Corporate Affairs.

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