Indian Subsidiary Registration

Foreign investors are willing to start their business in India as the nation is providing tonnes of opportunities because of the fast-growing market. Any foreign national except the citizens of Pakistan and Bangladesh or an entity that is formed and is operating outside India can invest in the Indian market. Indian Subsidiary is any company that is owned by a foreign company, the Companies Act, 2013 governs the registration process of the Indian Subsidiary.

The Economic liberalization of 1991 was a catalyst for the foreign direct investment in India. A subsidiary company is also called the sister company and the company which has a hold over the sister company is called the parent or holding company. The parent company holds control over the subsidiary company completely or partially.

The registration of the Indian subsidiary company is completely controlled by the Companies Act, 2013. As per the Companies Act 2013, a subsidiary company is a foreign corporation or a parent body that has a minimum of 50% of the entire share capital. The subsidiary must adhere to the laws of the nation in which they are planning to establish the entity.

IndiaFilings can help with Indian Subsidiary registration while providing nominee directors and registered office service in India.

Check Business Name Availability

Find if business name can be registered with MCA in India

To register a company in India, the first step is to obtain name approval for the business from the Ministry of Corporate Affairs (MCA). This process takes about 24-48 hours. A private limited company name in India must end with the words private limited. One Person Company ends with (OPC) private limited. LLP end with LLP and Section 8 companies can end with words like foundation, association or institution.

A company name proposed to be registered cannot be identical or similar to an existing company name. Also, every company name must include a word that denotes the activity undertaken. For example, in VERVE Financial Services Private Limited - Financial Services denote the activity undertaken. Know more

Online Trademark Search

Enter a brand name to search across all trademark classes

All trademarks are registered in India with the Office of the Controller General of Patents, Designs and Trade Marks. A trademark application has to be filed under a class that denotes the type of goods or services the brand or logo represents. There are 45 trademark classes and each class represent a distinct type of goods or service.

Trademark search can be conducted using the tool above to check if any identical or similar brand or logo is registered or applied for under the same class. If there is an existing application, care must be taken while reapplying to ensure that the application is not rejected by the Trademark Registrar. Know more

Features and Advantages of Various Business Entities

Features Proprietorship Partnership LLP Company
Definition Unregistered type of business entity managed by one single person A formal agreement between two or more parties to manage and operate a business A Limited Liability Partnership is a hybrid combination having features similar to a partnership firm and liabilities similar to a company. Registered type of entity with limited liability to the owners and shareholders
  • Sole Ownership
  • Min 2 Partners
  • Max 50 Partners

For One Person Company
  • 1 Director
  • 1 Nominee Director
Registration Time 7-9 working days
Promoter Liability Unlimited Liability Limited Liability
  • LLP Deed
  • Incorporation Certificate
Governance - Under Partnership Act Under Companies Act 2013
Transferability Non Transferable Transferable if registered under ROF Transferable
Compliance Requirements
  • Income tax filing if turnover is more than Rs.2.5 lakhs
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Indian Subsidiary FAQ's

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Many small businesses pay lakhs in penalty every year to the Government for late filing various statutory returns. Such penalty or late fee paid is not tax deductible and is a drain on profitability. At IndiaFilings, our mission is to provide the most affordable services to our customers and help them avoid all late fee.To achieve our mission - we have built enterprise grade technology to help you proactively know the upcoming compliance and avoid penalty.Checkout our compliance services below, talk to an Advisor and stop paying unwanted late fees.

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Related Business Registrations

In addition to registration or incorporation, a business may require other registrations depending on the business activity undertaken. Talk to an Advisor to find out registrations your business may require post registration.

MCA Compliance

Every registered entity has to comply with all the compliance obligations after the completion of each financial year. Majorly, it includes the audit of books of accounts, income tax return filing, and annual forms with the MCA.

Form Company Compliance Due date Penalty
COB Filing Commence of Business Certificate To be filed before 180 days of company Incorporation Rs.50,000 for non-compliance
DIR 3 EKYC For every person with DIN Before 30th September every year Rs.5000 penalty if the DIN is deactivated
Form ADT 1 Appointment of auditor Within 30 days of Company incorporation Rs.300 per month
Form AOC 4 Filing financial statements of the company 30 days from the conclusion of the AGM Rs.100 per day
Form MGT 7 Annual Returns of the Company 60 days from the conclusion of the AGM

In addition to the above filings, depending on the type of entity and business activity more compliance filing maybe applicable. Please check with an IndiaFilings Advisor to help you with the compliance for your company.

All Limited Liability Partnerships (LLP) registered in India are required to file statutory returns with the Ministry of Corporate Affairs (MCA) each year. LLPs having a sales turnover of over Rs.40 lakhs or capital of over Rs.25 lakhs will also be required to complete a statutory audit. IndiaFilings can help you maintain your LLP Compliance at a very affordable price.

Form LLP Compliance Due date Penalty
DIR 3 KYC For every person with DIN Before 30th September every year Rs.5000 penalty if the DIN is deactivated
Form 11 Annual Returns 30th May Rs.100 Per day
Form 8 Statements of Accounts and Solvency 30th October
Entity Form Due date
Private Limited Company ROC Filings 15th February 2022
GSTR 9 20th February 2022
Limited Liability Partnership ITR 5
(Non audit case)
15th February 2022
Form 11 31st August 2021
Form 8 30th October 2021

Note : Irrespective of the Turnover Advance Tax payment is to be done before 31st March 2022.

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Last updated: Mar 21, 2022


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