Steps to check Company Registration Status in India
Updated: Nov 13, 2021
Check Company Registration Status through MCA website
India is among very few nations where most of the company information is available for public view. Company Registration process and documentation were digitalized in India way back 2006 with the introduction of MCA 21 project by Government of India. Status of a Registered Company can checked and verified at the website of Ministry of Corporate Affairs (MCA) www.mca.gov.in
Ministry of Corporate Affairs (MCA) is a government portal containing details of all the companies incorporated in India. It has details of all the types of companies and Limited Liability Company.
One can check the Company registration number, type of company, date of incorporation, charges of a company, directors of the company, etc. from the site. The balance sheets and other documents of a company along with annual returns are also available on the website on payment of appropriate fees.
What is MCA Website? How is it Useful to the public?
All the relevant information about MCA is available on the website of Ministry of Corporate affairs which you share on the internet publicly about your company. The government of India provides sharing the information about your organization on the public platform, as soon you file annual returns of the Private Limited Company it will be shown on the website by the company master data search. The information on company registration is always available on the official website of the Ministry of corporate affairs and is accessed very easily by the individual. Some services are free and some of them are chargeable.
What all relevant master information available on the MCA website?
Firstly, it is critical to understand about MCA. What is MCA? What are the benefits of getting registered on MCA? All these things should be known. MCA means (Ministry of Corporate Affairs). It is a legal entity that is responsible for the company registration and licenses requirements of a company in India. But the main question here is, that is it genuine to get registered on the legal platform of MCA, since there are so many websites that are not at all genuine. Yes, it is authentic to get registered with MCA as it is a government body having the highest authority to regulate the framework of the new Companies Act, 2013.
You simply need to enter the details of the company name which you wish to search in the search box of the MCA website to know the details of the desired company. Private Limited Company Registration has been simplified by the MCA in the year 2018.
If a claim is made by a company regarding registered with MCA or the Registrar of the companies, you may ask them for the CIN (Company Incorporation Number) which is allotted by the registrar of companies to every company (each registered company is allotted a unique CIN). If you cannot find the company name, then check for the following information: not only private limited company master data, you may also verify the master data of Limited Liability Partnership.
Check if the company name exists.
View the index of charges
View details of the signatories such as the director or the members of the company
Steps to Check Company Registration Status.
Step 1: Go to the MCA website
Step 2: MCA website > MCA Services > Master Data > Company/LLP Master Data
Type the starting letters of Company Name in - Company / LLP Name (Enter atleast 3 characters for [Company/LLP Name) and Click Search button. List of Company Names stating with the submitted letters will be displayed. Click on desired Company Name link or Copy the CIN.
Step 3: Enter the captcha code. Click on ‘Submit’.
You can also search for CIN by clicking on the search icon beside the ‘Company/LLP Name’ field.
The result page will show the following details inter-alia:
Name of Company
Class of company
Date of Incorporation
Authorized and paid-up capital
Number of members
Date of incorporation
Registered address and e-mail
Assets under charge
Details of all the directors of the company
The Authorized capital of the company – It is very important to understand the meaning of the authorized capital. It is the amount raised by a company in its entire life. It represents the maximum amount which can be raised through the sale of its shares. This information about the company can be obtained using the data of MCA.
Paid up capital of the company – The capital that company issues or in other words, the money received by the company. This information about the paid-up capital of a company can be obtained using the data of MCA.
Date of incorporation – The date on which the company has been incorporated. Incorporation legally declares a company as a separate legal entity.
Directors of the Company – The complete name of the partners as well as the directors are given online on the website of MCA and can be retrieved.
Frequently Asked Questions
What is DIN?
DIN or Director Identification Number is a unique Identification Number allotted to the person appointed as a director of a company. A DIN can be acquired by filling the SPICe form at the time of incorporation of the company.
What is the SPICe+ form?
The Simplified Proforma for Incorporating Company Electronically or SPICe+ helps incorporate a company with a single application for:
The reservation of name;
Application for allotment of DIN;
Incorporation of a new company; and
Allotment of PAN and TAN.
The form integrates many steps that were earlier individual forms into a single process and makes the company formation process time-efficient.
What is DSC?
A DSC is a Digital Signature Certificate. You can obtain a DSC from any certifying agency recognized by the government. Since the entire registration process is now online, all the forms need a valid DSC.
What is DSC? Is it mandatory to file the SPICe+ (INC-32) and RUN?
DSC refers to a Digital Signature Certificate. It must be obtained from a certifying agency that has been recognized by the government. Since the registration process is now online, all the forms require a valid DSC. The cost of DSC acquisition may vary, largely depending on the certifying agency that it may be purchased from. To file a SPICe+ (INC – 32) form, you need to have a DSC, however, for accessing the RUN and filing you do not require a DSC.
What is RUN?
Reservation of name or RUN is a web service used for reserving a name for a new company or to change the name for any existing company. However, from 23rd February 2020, the name of the company needs to be reserved in the SPICe+ form. RUN service is used to change the name of the company.
Details of the Company Information Available at MCA Portal
Under Master Data Check, you will get the following details of the selected Company
1. Company/LLP Master Data
3. Directors/Signatory Details
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