RUN Form – Apply for Name Reservation for Company Incorporation

As part of the incorporation process of a Company, it should apply for name reservation through RUN Form on MCA Portal. A Company can file RUN (Reserve Unique Name) on MCA for the following purposes:

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

Before applying for name reservation, the applicant must check the available names of the proposed company before filing RUN form to avoid rejection.

Steps to file RUN for Name Reservation for Incorporation of Company

  1. Login to MCA Portal

    Log in to your account on MCA Portal

  2. Navigate to RUN Service

    Go to MCA Services > Company Services > RUN (Reserve Unique Name). Click on New Request

  3. Select Entity Type

    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

  4. Enter Proposed Name

    Enter the new Proposed Name 1 and Proposed Name 2 with a suitable suffix

  5. Click on Auto Check

    The system performs the primary check for the name entered and displays the message whether it is valid or invalid

  6. Enter Objective of Company

    Enter the objective of the new company in brief under Comment

  7. Attach Documents

    Attach NOC i.e. No Objection Certificate or any other certification by clicking on Choose File. It is not mandatory to attach relevant documents

  8. Success Message

    Click on Submit, a pop up with the successful submission will appear

  9. Payment of Fee

    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

  10. SRN generated

    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 the Company files RUN Form, it is approved or rejected by 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.


How does one reserve a name? Are there any considerations to be kept in mind while providing a name to the company?

An applicant can pick up any suitable name for the company, provided that
(i) the company cannot be registered with a name which is undesirable as per the Central Government
(ii) the name of the company has to end with ‘Private Limited
(iii) the name which is chosen for the company should not resemble or be identical to the name of another registered company. One can reserve the name of its company via Reserve Unique Name form (“RUN”).

How long is the approved name valid for?

An approved name is valid for a period of twenty (20) days from the date of approval of such name.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

Is it mandatory to reserve a name in advance?

No, it is not compulsory to reserve a name through the RUN service. The approval of a name can also be sought while filing the SPICe (INC-32) form.One can apply for the proposed name through SPICe (INC-32) form on the MCA portal. Only one name can be applied for under this form. However, in case of rejection due to non-approval of the name, the applicant in this case gets a second chance of refilling the same SPICe (INC-32) form without any further charges.

Got Questions? Ask Away!

  1. Hello @Dixita

    One Person Company (OPC) is a company where there is only one members and one director. Similar to a Company, a One Person Company is a separate legal entity from its promoter and it is easy to incorporate. In order to reserve the name for an OPC, one must file the web-form SPICe+ Part A on the MCA Portal.

    You can read the rules to select name of a Company here:

    Hope this helps!