One Person Company Registration
One Person Company is the new corporate legal structure in India specially dedicated to entrepreneurs who wants to manage the company individually. The concept of One Person Company in India was introduced through the Companies Act, 2013 to support entrepreneurs who on their own are capable of starting a venture by allowing them to create a single person economic entity. One of the biggest advantages of a One Person Company (OPC) is that there can be only one member in an OPC. One Person Company registration in India is governed by the Ministry of Corporate Affairs, the Companies Act, 2013 and the Companies Incorporation Rules, 2014. To register a One Person Company, a minimum of one shareholder and one director are required and maximum fifteen Directors. A natural person can be both a director and shareholder, while a corporate legal entity can only be a shareholder. Further, foreign nationals, foreign corporate entities or NRIs are allowed to be Directors and/or Shareholders of a Company with Foreign Direct Investment, making it the preferred choice of entity for foreign promoters.
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Unique features of a One Person Company like limited liability protection to shareholder, ability to raise equity funds, separate legal entity status and perpetual succession makes it the most recommended type of business entity for most of the small and medium sized businesses managed by one person.
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Documents required for
Scanned copy of the following documents is required to incorporate a one person company.
- Colour Photograph of the Promoter
- PAN Card of the Promoter
- Identity Proof (Voter ID / Driving License/ Passport)
- Address Proof (Bank Statement / Electricity, Mobile, Telephone Bill)
- Proof of Registered Office ( Land Document / Notarised Rent Agreement or Lease Agreement along with latest money receipt)
- Utility Bill as proof must be Latest (Electricity Bill, Gas Bill or Water Bill or Property Tax Bill)
- NOC from the owner of the premises whose name is mentioned in Land Documents and Utility bill.
- Colour Photograph of the Nominee
- PAN card of Nominee
- Identity Proof of Nominee
- Address proof of Nominee
** Utility bills shall not be older than 2 months.
*** The registered Office address need not to be a commercial space; it can be your residence too.
Procedure for Incorporating a One Person Company
How to Choose Company Name?
The name must be unique and acceptable, as defined by the Companies Act, 2013 or Limited Liability Partnership Act, 2008. The name cannot be the same or similar to an existing company or Limited Liability Partnership (LLP) or trademark in the same field or class.
Check Company name on ministry of Corporate Affairs database:
In the Company or LLP Name, enter the proposed company or LLP Name and click search. The list will show the list of Company and LLPs in existence with similar name. If the search returns “No records found”, then there are no similar companies or LLPs with similar name.
Check Trademarks on ipindia database:
Search proposed name in the respective classes. To know more about trademark classes contact us.
After Incorporation what you get:
DSC for 1 Director
DIN for 1 Director
Company PAN & TAN (Digitally signed Soft Copy)
MOA and AOA
Company Incorporation Certificate
Supporting Document for opening Bank Account
GST Registration Certificate*
* If opted for GST Registration then only GST Registration Certificate will be given.
FAQ Series on OPC (One Person Company) Company Registration
#1 Can i Register a OPC (One Person Company)on my Home Address?
Yes, you can register your company at your residential address. There is no issue, you need only the utility bill copy of the same.
#2 How many Director required for OPC (One Person Company) Registration ?
One Director only required for OPC Registration and additionally one Nominee is also required.
#3 How many days takes to register a OPC company?
Its take upto 4 to 10 working days on average to register a OPC (One Person Company)in India.
#4 How much cost for the OPC (One Person Company)?
It’s cost nearby 7000/- INR except in some state like Punjab, Kerala and MP State due to Stamp Duty.
#5 What is meant by the authorized capital in case of OPC (One Person Company)i.e is 1 lakh rupees ?
It’s a just a maximum share value which you can issue in your company so it’s not mean that you have to invest the 1 lakh rupees. you can start your own OPC (One Person Company)with any amount of capital, even it could be 1 rupees only.
#6 GST Registration is required for OPC (One Person Company)registration online ?
GST Registration is optional till the 20 lakh rupees turnover and for north east state 10 lakh rupees turnover. it’s a completely separate registration apart from OPC (One Person Company)registration.
#7 Registration with the Startup India is Possible ?
Yes, with the OPC (One Person Company)registration under startup india is possible. simply register your pvt ltd company and register with the startup india portal.
#8 Can i run multiple business under one OPC (One Person Company)?
Yes you can run the multiple business under one company. For ex if you deal into the trading of the products and services both then you can mention in your MOA during the company registration.
#9 What is the DSC ( Digital Signature Certificate ) for Online Company Registration ?
In the OPC (One Person Company)all the eForms has to be filed with the DSC.
#10 How I register my company name or logo in India ?
Basically, with the OPC (One Person Company)registration, you company name has been secured. but if we talk about the logo registration then there is separate trademark registration
#11 What is the Minimum requirements to become director in a pvt ltd company ?
Any Indian individual over 18+ years age
#12 Validity of the OPC (One Person Company)Registration?
It’s a life time validity of the OPC (One Person Company) registration certificate. but there are some situation where OPC (One Person Company)name can be terminated from the ROC –
– if the company are not able to start the business within 1 year of the incorporation.
– if the company are not filings regular Annual Returns.
#13 if i am working in any private company as Job so can I register as director ?
Yes, you can become director of the company if you are not bounded with any employment contract for the same. for the more details must check your employment agreement.
#14 Do I need to present or visit any government office to get done my Pvt Ltd Company ?
No, you don’t need to be present any Government office, you have to just provide us the documents as scanned copy via email or whatsapp and we will do the rest for you.
#15 What are the Mandatory Compliance or Annual Compliance for OPC (One Person Company)?
if we talk about the annual maintenance or compliance then its include following things ;
#1 Appointment of the Auditor with the statutory audit of the accounts (ADT-1).
#2 Commencement of Business (Form INC 20A)
#2 Filings of the AGM, Annual Return and financial statement
#3 Filings of the Income Tax Return for the same.
#16 OPC (One Person Company)is the best for NRI’s or Foreign Nationals?
Yes, because its not required any prior approval from the reserve bank of India. so they can easily setup through this legal entity.
#17 Can i convert my OPC (One Person Company)into the other entity like LLP or Pvt Ltd Company etc.
Yes OPC (One Person Company) conversion is possible into the LLP or Pvt Ltd Company etc but you can’t convert into the basic form like Proprietorship or Partnership.
#18 What is limited liability Protection in the Private Limited Company.
Limited liability protection is likely to responsible only to limited amount for the debt in private limited company. mean your personal assets are separate from the company liabilities.
#19 Apart from OPC Company Registration what i needed to start my business?
There is no other mandatory registration after the opening a current bank account. the optional basis you can apply for the MSME Registration or Trademark Registration or FSSAI License or Patent Registration etc.