Section 8 Company


Incorporation of Section 8 Company including GST and Current account opening.

  • Company Registration
  • Current Account opening
  • GST Registration

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Section 8 Company Registration

Check out details with the procedure for registration of section 8 with companies Act, 2013

The primary purpose of registering a company as a Section 8 Company is to promote non-profit objectives such as trade, commerce, arts, charity, education, religion, environment protection, social welfare, sports research, etc.

To incorporate a Section 8 Company, a minimum of two directors are required. Also, there is no requirement of minimum paid-up capital in the case of Section 8 Company.

In India, a non-profit organization can be registered under the Registrar of societies or as a Non-profit company under the Section 8 Company of the Company Act,2013.

The profits of this company, if there are any, are applied towards promoting the objectives of the company and not distributed as dividends to its shareholders.

A Section 8 Company is the same as the Section 25 Company under the old Companies Act, 1956. As per the new Companies Act of 2013, Section 25 has now become Section 8.

Section 8 Company FAQ’s

1. What is a Section 8 company?

20 March 2023

It is a type of not-for-profit company set up for the promotion of art, science, commerce, charity, sports, education, research, or any other useful activity. These companies are typically formed to benefit a specific community or purpose and are excluded from the provisions of the Companies Act, 2013 that generally apply to other companies.

2. Can Section 8 company make profit?

20 March 2023

Yes, Section 8 companies can make a profit. Section 8 companies are businesses that receive subsidies from the government to provide services to low-income people. They can also use different ways to gain incomes such as – Investment, Donations, Funding, etc.

3. What is difference between NGO and Section 8 company?

20 March 2023

A Non-Governmental Organization (NGO) is an organization that is independently established and operated, usually with a charitable, educational, religious, or social purpose. NGOs are usually non-profit and do not have a profit motive.
A Section 8 Company is a non-profit organization formed to promote commerce, art, science, sports, education, research, social welfare, religion, charity, protection of environment or any other such object. Section 8 companies are allowed to generate profit but they must use their profits for the purpose of achieving their goals and not for the benefit of its members.

4. Do I have to be present in-person to incorporate a Section 8 Company?

08 December 2021

No, you will not have to be present at our office or appear at any office for the registration of a Section 8 Company. All the documents can be scanned and sent through email to our office. Some documents will also have to be couriered to our office.

5. What are the documents required for registration?

08 December 2021

Identity proof and address proof are mandatory for all the proposed Directors of the Section 8 Company. PAN Card is mandatory for Indian Nationals. In addition, the landlord of the registered office premises must provide a No Objection Certificate for having the registered office in his/her premises and must submit his/her identity proof and address proof.

6. How long it will take to incorporate a Company?

08 December 2021

Mera Online can incorporate a Section 8 Company for in 20-30 days. The time taken for registration will depend on the submission of relevant documents by the client and the speed of Government Approvals. To ensure speedy registration, please choose a unique name for your Company and ensure you have all the required documents prior to starting the registration process.

7. How long is the registration of the Company valid?

08 December 2021

Once a Company is incorporated, it will be active and in existence as long as the annual compliances are met with regularly. In case, annual compliances are not complied with, the Company will become a Dormant Company and may be struck off from the register after a period of time. A struck-off Company can be revived for a period of up to 20 years.

8. What is a Digital Signature Certificate?

08 December 2021

A Digital Signature establishes the identity of the sender or signee electronically while filing documents through the Internet. The Ministry of Corporate Affairs (MCA) mandates that the Directors sign some of the application documents using their Digital Signature. Hence, a Digital Signature is required for all Directors of a proposed Section 8 Company.

9. What is the Director Identification Number?

07 December 2021

Director Identification Number is a unique identification number assigned to all existing and proposed Directors of a Company. It is mandatory for all present or proposed Directors to have a Director Identification Number. Director Identification Number never expires and a person can have only one Director Identification Number.

10. Can NRIs /Foreign Nationals be a Director in a Section 8 Company?

08 December 2021

Yes, a NRI or Foreign National can be a Director in a Section 8 Company after obtaining Director Identification Number. However, at least one Director on the Board of Directors must be a Resident India.

11. How many people are required to register a Private Limited Company?

20 March 2023

A minimum of two people is required to register a section 8 company in India.

12. What are the requirements to be a Director?

20 March 2023

The Director needs to be over 18 years of age and must be a natural person. There are no limitations in terms of citizenship or residency. Therefore, even foreign nationals can be Directors in an Indian Section 8 Company.

13. Is an office required for starting a Section 8 Company?

20 March 2023

An address in India where the registered office of the Company will be situated is required. The premises can be commercial/industrial/residential where communication from the MCA will be received.

Document Required

Recent Utility Bill

Business Place

Aadhaar Card

Aadhaar is mandatory for Indian Directors.

Terms & Conditions

  • Digital signatures with 2 year validity on secure USB token.
  • Upto 4 name options can be given in 1 RUN name approval request.
  • Statutory Auditor fee is payable on actuals directly to the Independent Auditor appointed by the Board of Directors. Mera Online CA will only be responsible for accounting, preparation of financial statements and filing of returns on behalf of the Company.