One Person Company Registration in India2020-07-24T11:07:40+00:00

One Person Company Registration in India

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What is a One Person Company in India?

One Person Company is a type of company to start a business in India introduced under Companies Act 2013. One Person Company is shortened as OPC is a company which is run by the single person who is also the Director & Shareholder similar to proprietor but provides the added advantage to limit liability to the shareholder. OPC also enables growth and greater regulation of the corporate sector in India.

OPC is very similar to Private Limited Company under Companies Act 2013 when it comes to compliance except it will only have one director instead. OPC is still required to have a nominee at all times. 

As stated in Section 2 (62): “one person company means a company which has only one person as a member.”

OPC is a combination of sole proprietorship and a company form of business. Thus, it eliminates the inconvenience of finding the right kind of co-partner/s for starting a business as a registered entity.

The only exclusion provided by the Act to an OPC is that a “NATURALLY BORN” Indian who is also a resident of India is eligible to incorporate a One Person Company. Meaning, only a natural person who is an Indian citizen and resident in India shall be eligible to incorporate an OPC and shall be the nominee of the OPC.

One Person Company Registration Benefits

An OPC is exact replica of a Private Limited Company except instead of two directors, this body functions with a single director. 

in simple terms is like a body without life in it and the body is operated by a single person – the director. It is an instrument to remain perpetually existent through generations of people by a mandatory appointment of a nominee in case of death of the director. 

  1. OPC is considered a separate legal entity and limits liability of promoter or director.
  2. Only requires one person to register company
  • Verifiable Legal entity: OPC  just similar to a private limited company is a separate legal entity with limitation of liability and the legal entity and ownership is verifiable on MCA database
  • Limited Liability:  Another advantage of one person company is that the liability is limited to the extent of the worth of the share held by the promoter, the individual can take more risk in business without affecting loss of personal assets.
  • Minimum Requirements: Minimum 1 Shareholder *Minimum 1 Directors*Minimum 1 Nominee*The Directors and Shareholder can be the person*OPCs are used to distinguish from other companies

One Person Company Registration FEES: How much does it cost to start a One Person company in India?

The Cost of One Person Company Incorporation / Registration of Pvt Ltd Company would start around INR 5,000/- to INR 20,000+ depending upon the No. of Directors, No. of members, authorized share capital and Professional fees. 

Professional fees vary on the complexity of the business formation

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How to search a One person company registration name availability?

Go to MCA’s official website

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The Registrar of Companies (RoC) which is part of MCA across India expects applicants to follow a few naming guidelines. Some of them are subjective, which means that approval can depend on the opinion of the officer handling your application. However, the more closely you follow the rules listed below, the better your chances of approval.

The first part of the name should be a unique and not similar or trademarked name. The second part/suffix should be describing the area of business. The name will be For Eg., Amazon Internet Services Private Limited

Abbreviations, adjectives and generic words are rejected.

Consult us for specific advice on getting your desired legal name for your company

Documents required to register a One Person Company

Registered Office Address Proof & Legal Documents Regarding the same.

Utility Bill as proof must be Latest less than 30 days old

NOC from owner of premises + Rental agreement OR sale deed

Signed Declaration (s) from Promoter.

Email of company

Mobile of company

Address Proof Documents

Bank Statement or Passbook with the transaction entry less than 30 days old

Electricity Bill in the name of the promoter less than 30 days old

Telephone bill, or any other Mobile Bill less than 30 days old

Utility bill in the name of promoters like Gas Bill less than 30 days old

Documents to be Submitted by the Directors

Photograph of Director + Nominee.

PAN Card of Each Director + Nominee.

AADHAAR for Director + Nominee

Passport if available

Address Proof of Promoter/ Director + Nominee

Mobile Number (personal) Director + Nominee

Email (personal) Director + Nominee

NOTE:  Further documents and scrutiny can be made on a case by case basis which is beyond our control.

One Person Company Registration Process

To register a One person Company, it takes minimum of 5 working days* to process if all documents are received without any issues.

The issues arise when there is name mismatch between identity documents of directors.

We will help you with all the documents through our Documents verification team.

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Frequently Asked Questions

Below mentioned are the pre-requisites to register an OPC in India:

1. The shareholder must be individual and Indian resident
2. At least one director is appointed, who shall be an Indian resident
3. A nominee who is above the age of 18 years and Indian resident must be appointed as Nominee on registration
4. A place of business must be provided as the registered office address of OPC.

No. The requirement to provide minimum paid-up capital for OPC registration is now removed. The amount required for starting a business must be subscribed while registering OPC. Further, the subscriber must hold at least one share for registration. It is important to note that the Paid-up will be the same as authorized capital.
Only an individual can become a member of OPC. One needs to be an Indian resident above the age of 18 years to be eligible to form One Person Company. To refer one as an Indian resident, he/she must have spent at least 182 days in India in the immediate previous calendar. An additional condition is that a person can become member of only 1 OPC at any time during or after registration.
A person who is a minimum of 18 years i.e.; major, and is an Indian resident. Additionally, the nominee must provide his consent to the company for his/ her appointment.
Any natural person above the age of 18 years can become a director in the company after procuring Director Identification Number (DIN). As there are no criteria provided in terms of citizenship or residency, a foreign national can also become a director. The application of DIN Allotment is now merged with the application for the formation of a company, subject to a limit of maximum 3 DIN.
Digital Signature Certificate is provided in the form of a token issued by Certified Authorities. Any form that is filed for an online OPC registration in India shall be submitted after affixing the DSC of an Applicant. Also, the directors will require a DSC for DIN application and the nominee and shareholder shall possess DSC for submitting e-forms for incorporation.
Yes, a company can be registered at a commercial or a residential place by furnishing necessary proof. A registered office is a place where communication, if any, from MCA and other concerned authorities, will be received. The address will also be displayed at the portal of Ministry.
Yes, an OPC can carry multiple businesses if it is mentioned in the MoA of the company and approved by the registrar. The company can mention more than one business which is related and from the same field. Activities which are unrelated such as fashion designing and event management or construction cannot be registered under the same company.
No, only an individual can obtain membership or become the nominee in OPC. If a body corporate wants a 100% stake of any company, it can register a wholly owned subsidiary.
An OPC can be converted into Private or Public Company upon completing 2 years from the date of Incorporation unless it is a mandatory conversion.
It is required to convert an OPC into a Private or Public Company when the paid-up capital of the OPC exceeds 50 lakh Rupees, or the Average Annual Turnover during the relevant period exceeds 2 Crore Rupees. The mandatory conversion will take effect irrespective of the period of existence of OPC.
Once, the company is registered, it must fulfill below-mentioned requirements on priority:
• Opening a current account of the company
• Appointing of the Statutory auditor
• Depositing the paid-up capital mentioned while registration
• Issuance and allotment of shares
During every financial year, the company must hold board meetings in case of more than 1 director. Furthermore, the accounts and financial statements must be audited by an independent auditor. Subsequently, it shall file form AOC – 4 and MGT – 7 as a part of Annual Compliance within the given time.

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