How to apply for name reservation through RUN?

By Hiral Vakil on January 2, 2020

RUN (Reserve Unique Name) can be filed for the following purposes:

  • To Reserve the name of New Company,
  • To Change the name of any Existing Company.

You need to have a login on MCA Portal to file RUN. Also, make sure to check the available names of the proposed company before filing RUN form to avoid rejection.

How to check the available name to avoid Rejection?

Steps to file RUN (Reserve Unique Name) on MCA

Step 1: Go to

Step 2: Create an account OR Login to your account on MCA

Step 3: Go to MCA Services > Company Services > RUN (Reserve Unique Name)

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Step 4: Select Entity Type i.e, Type of Company. Select New Company (Others) if reserving name for Private Limited Company. Select Private (OPC) if reserving a name for One Person Company


Step 5: Enter Proposed Name 1 and Proposed Name 2 with a suitable suffix.

Step 6: Click on Auto Check. The system performs the primary check for the name entered and displays the message whether it is valid or invalid.


Step 7: Enter the objective of a new company in brief under Comment.

Step 8: Attach NOC or any other certification by clicking on Choose File. It is not mandatory to attach relevant documents.

Only one file is allowed as attachment. The size of the file should not exceed 6MB. In case of multiple attachments, please scan all documents into a single file not exceeding 6MB in size.

Step 9: Click on Submit,

Step 10: Make a payment of fees. INR. 1,000 is charged as fees. You can not file RUN without making payment. There is no Pay Later Option available in case of RUN.

Step 11: Upon successful submission, SRN and a Challan will be generated. Save the SRN and challan. You can track the status of RUN through its SRN on MCA portal.

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Once RUN is filed. It can be approved or rejected by the MCA. You will receive an email from MCA Administrator on approval or rejection of an application. In case of rejection of RUN, Resubmission of RUN is allowed in certain specific situations. You will have 15 days for resubmission of RUN.


1. Is DSC of director required for name reservation application in RUN?

No, DSC (Digital Signature Certificate) of a director is not required for making an application in RUN Form.

2. For how many days is reserved name valid?

Reserved name will be valid for 20 days from the date of approval of RUN. You can file the remaining incorporation forms i.e, SPICe INC -32, 33 & 34 from the date of the name approval letter to incorporate a company.