Now Starting your bussiness is fast and easy with


This company is something which is similar to that of trust or association and is an NPO or non-profitable organisation. This kind of firm is basically formed in order to promote the arts, commerce, sports, research, social welfare, charity, protection of the environment, education, region, etc. This section 8 company was earlier known by the name of a section 25 company in the old Companies Act, 1956 and came into existence in 2013. This company is supposed to be promoting a public cause and work towards the betterment of the cause mentioned.  


How to apply for a sec 8 company registrationṣ

In order to apply for section 8 in India, the following are necessary: 

  1. A company registered under section 8 is possible when there is a minimum of 2 members of whom at least one has to be Indian.
  2. The members should have a subscription of MOA and AOA with name, address, description, and occupation in the presence of a witness (if any).
  3. Now you have to fill out the form for the issuance of a license in accordance with ROC.
  4. After you get the license of the firm you have to incorporate forms on the MCA portals and are filed with ROC.



Benefits of the Section 8 Company Registration

  1. Being a company which is an NPO, they are exempted from Income tax. These companies also are required to pay fewer stamp duties than others. They enjoy these benefits under 80G of the Income Tax Act of 1961.
  2. There is an exemption from a minimum paid-up capital
  3. They can be directly funded from various other donations made to them. 
  4. They can use the title of their organisation in disguise as they do not have to put a suffix to the names such as ‘Pvt. Ltd.’ etc.
  5. They are also exempted with the accordance of the Secretarial Standards.
  6. There is the ease of transfer of ownership
  7. These organizations can call general meetings within a short span of time, i.e. within a time span of 14 days. 


Restrictions for Section 8 Company

  1. You cannot benefit from it for personal needs. 
  2. Members can enjoy zero benefits or allowances.
  3. Prohibition for declaration of dividend.
  4. Such a company cannot alter or change the Memorandum of Association

Get the Best Price For Your Service

Select State

Select Ratings

Search By Name/Location


Get an instant best price for your services

FAQ - Frequently asked questions

What is Section 8 Company?

An NGO or Non-Profit Organisation is an entity that operates for promotion of art, science, sports, education, research, social welfare, religion, charity, protection of environment or any such other object. In India, an NGO can be registered as any of the three structures being Company under Section 8 of the Companies Act, 2013(section 25, companies act 1956), Trust or Society. Section 8 Company format of an NGO is the most popular form of NGO in India. It is easy to register, run or manage a Section 8 Company in comparison to a Trust and a Society.

What are the key features of a section 8 company?

The key characteristics of an NGO section 8 company are: 1. Object: *It operates for the common welfare of masses at large, for promotion of commerce, art, science, sports, education, research, social welfare, religion, charity, protection of environment or any such other object. 2. Profit Earning: *The objective is not to earn a profit. If any profit is earned during the course of its operation, the same is not to be shared among owners/members rather utilised for attaining the objects for which NGO was formed. 3. The utilisation of funds and earnings: *The profits, if any, or other income is used towards promoting specific objects of NGO. Further, there is restriction on the declaration of profits as a dividend to members.

What are the minimum requirements to start a section 8 company?

1. Minimum two shareholders; 2. Minimum of two Directors (Directors and shareholders can be the same person); 3. At least one Director shall be resident in India; 4. No Minimum capital required; 5. Income-tax PAN is a mandatory requirement in case of Indian nationals; 6. Anyone of the Identity Proof (Voter ID/Aadhar Card/Driving License/Passport); Passport is a mandatory requirement for proof of identity in case of foreign nationals; 7. Anyone Proof of Residence (Electricity Bill/Telephone Bill/Mobile Bill/Bank Statement); 8. Registered Office address proof (rent agreement along with latest rent receipt and copy of latest utility bill in the name of the landlord and a no-objection certificate from the owner of the premises, in case the premises are rented); 9. In case the premises are owned by a Director and Promoters, any documents establishing the ownership such as Sale Deed/House Tax receipt etc along with the no-objection certificate.

Is Digital Signature mandatory for carrying out registration formalities?

Digital Signature is the only secure and authentic way that a document can be submitted electronically. All filings of e-forms on MCA Portal are required to be filed with the use of Digital Signatures by the person authorised to sign the documents. Under the plan you can obtain 2 class II digital signatures along with E-token, having a validity of 2 years. In case, you already have a DSC, our experts will offer you some concession accordingly on the above package I wish to start my NGO. The objective is to impart quality education and upliftment of unprivileged children.

Should I form a trust, society or register as a section 8 company?

In India, NGOs can be registered as Section 8 Company, trust or society. While Trusts and Societies are registered under State Government regulations, section 8 companies are registered under Ministry of Corporate Affairs. Forming a section 8 company is prefered due to following reasons: Improved recognition Better legal standing. Higher credibility amongst donors, Government departments and other stakeholders. Relaxation from a number of companies act regulations

Is it necessary to have 2 directors for Section 8 Company Registration?

Yes, you need a minimum of two directors for a section 8 company registration.

Who can become a member of Section 8 Company?

Any individual/organization can become a member of Section 8 Company including foreigners/NRI’s.

For incorporation of Section 8 Company, do I have to be present in person?

The entire procedure is 100% online and you don’t have to be present at our office or any other office for incorporation. A scanned copy of documents has to upload on document vault and our experts will carry out all registration formalities for you.

How much time will the section 8 company registration take?

The incorporation process gets completed on obtaining the license and issue of incorporation certificate under section 8 of Companies Act 2013, (earlier section 25 of Companies act 1956). The whole process of company incorporation can be closed for less than 15 days. The time took also depends on relevant documents provided by the applicant and speed of approvals from the government. To ensure speedy registration, please pick a unique name for the proposed Company and make sure you have all the required documents prior to starting the registration process.