How to register a company in India




Supportive Documents


Direct (unique) Identification Number allotted for the director of a company.

Central Government

  • Photograph of the applicant
  • Passport
  • Present Address proof (Telephone, Electricity Bill, latest Bank Statement, Driving License)
  • Few forms digitally signed and verified digitally by the Managing Director or Director or CEO of an existing company.

Digital Signature Certificate (DSC)

Digital Signature Certificate

A licensed Certifying Authority

No other specific requirement


A PAN is a Permanent identifier issued under the Indian Income Tax Act, 1961

Indian Income Tax Department


  • a copy of company Registration Certificate (attested)

Natural person:

  • Passport
  • Bank account statement (within 2 months)
  • ID card


Tax Account Number is to be obtained by all persons who are responsible for deducting tax at source (TDS) or who are required to collect tax at source (TCS).


Income-tax Department.

No other specific requirement

Goods and Services Tax (GST)


 GST combines different types of State and Central level taxes. Any foreign person or foreign entity providing goods or services to India would require to have a GST registration


  • PAN card of the business
  • Certificate of incorporation of overseas company; Official English translation thereof.
  • A copy of the certificate of registration.
  • Business location proof
  • Prove of bank account

Import Exporter Code(IEC)

IEC is mandatory for export from India or Import to India. You can consider it as the main business identification number.



Trademark including logo of the company is better to register to stop the unfair competition

Indian intellectual property office

  • POA
  • Identity proof (natural person)
  • Company incorporation certificate(company)

Balance Sheet and Annual Return must be filed every year.

To proceed with the registration all supporting documents including photograph of the applicant required to be attested by:

  • Apostatized by Native Country, after Public Notary (if the country is in Hague Convention) or Consular zed by Native Country, after Public Notary (if the country is not in Hague Convention- Taiwan)
  • Indian Embassy of Native Country