Documents Required for LLP Registration

Documents Required for LLP Registration

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Documents Required for LLP Registration

Limited Liability Partnership (LLP) is a relatively new type of business entity introduced in India through the LLP Act, 2008. LLPs are mostly popular amongst small businesses and with recent relaxation of FDI rules relating to LLP, the interest to register a LLP amongst NRIs and Foreign Nationals has also increased. In this article, we provide details and descriptions of the documents required for LLP registration.

Indian National as Partner in LLP

The following documents are mandatorily required for Indian Nationals incorporating a LLP:

PAN Card: PAN Card copy of the proposed Partners of the LLP will be required for the LLP registration process. PAN or Permanent Account Number is a unique identification number issued by the Department of Income Tax in India.

Address Proof: In addition to the PAN Card copy, the proposed Partner must also submit an address proof and residential proof. The address proof submitted must have the name of the Partner as mentioned in the PAN Card and the most current address. The document must also not be older than 2 months. The following documents are acceptable address proof for Indian Nationals.

  • Passport
  • Election Card or Voter Identity Card
  • Ration Card
  • Driving License
  • Electricity Bill
  • Telephone Bill
  • Aadhaar Card

Residential Proof: In addition to the address proof, a residential proof must be submitted to register a LLP. Residential proof is used to validate the current address of the Partner. The following documents are acceptable residential proof:

  • Bank Statement
  • Electricity Bill
  • Telephone Bill
  • Mobile Bill

Foreign National as Partner in LLP

The following documents are mandatory for Foreign Nationals registering a LLP:

Passport: In case of Foreign Nationals, Passport is a mandatorily required as a proof of identity. The Passport must also be Notarized or Apostilled in the country it was issued. In case the document is in foreign language, then it must be translated by an official translator to English and notarized or apostilled. Further, if the Passport does not contain date of birth of the holder, then an additional document indicating the date of birth of the Partner must be provided, duly certified or attested or notarized or apostilled.

Address Proof: In addition to the Notarized or Apostilled Passport copy, the foreign national must submit an address proof which is also notarized or apostilled. The address proof submitted must have the name of the Partner as mentioned in the Passport and the most current address of the Partner. Further, the document must also not be older than 1 year for foreign nationals. The following documents are acceptable address proof for Foreign Nationals.

  • Driving License
  • Residence Card
  • Bank Statement
  • Government issued form of identity containing address.

In case the document is in a foreign language, then it must be translated by an official translator and notarized or apostilled.

Residential Proof: In addition to the address proof, a residential proof must be submitted during the LLP registration process to validate the current address of the Partner. As applicable for address proof, the residential proof must also contain the name of the Partner as mentioned in the Passport and must not be older than one year. The following documents are acceptable residential proof:

  • Bank Statement
  • Electricity Bill
  • Telephone Bill
  • Mobile Bill

Registered Office Proof

In addition to providing identity, address and residential address for the Partners, proof must be provided to validate the registered office address of the LLP. The following documents must be submitted as proof of registered office during the company registration process or within 30 days of incorporation of the company.

  • The authorization from the Landlord (Name mentioned in the Electricity Bill or Gas Bill or Water Bill or Property Tax Receipt or Sale Deed) to use the premises by the company as its registered office. This is usually referred to as NOC from Landlord; AND
  • Proof of evidence of any utility service like telephone, gas, electricity, etc. depicting the address of the premises in the name of the owner or document, which is not older than two months.

Subscriber Sheet

Once name approval is obtained from the Ministry of Corporate Affairs, the incorporation documents must be prepared and filed with the ROC. One of the main documents to be submitted for incorporation along with the registered office address proof and landlord NOC is the LLP subscriber sheet. The LLP subscriber sheet must be witnessed by a Professional like Lawyer or Chartered Accountant or Company Secretary or Cost Accountant.

LLP Subscriber Sheet Format
LLP Subscriber Sheet Format

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