How to Register In the MCA Portal?

Individuals can self-register themselves on the MCA Portal to avail of the services of MCA. These services comprise of filing e-form and viewing public documents. After the completion of the registration process, the users are assigned a User ID and Password. The users can edit the profile information after completing the process of registration. In case the individual is a Company Director or a Professional User, they have to provide the DSC instead of a password during the registration process.

MCA Portal – Steps To Register

1. Firstly, Go to the MCA Portal

Visit the MCA Portal Website.

2. Click on ‘Register’ Button.

It will be located on the top bar of the page.

Hence, we move to the New User Registration page.

In Case of Registered User

  1. Choose the “Registered User” option under the User Category section.

    A registered user has access to some of the MCA services. All users under this category have a password-based login.

  2. Enter the relevant details under the personal details section.

    Enter details such as:
    – First Name
    – Middle Name
    – Last Name
    – Date of Birth (D.o.B)
    – Gender

  3. Additionally, enter the contact details in the respective fields. Areas marked with a red asterisk are mandatory fields.

    The contact details required are as such:
    – Address
    – City
    – State
    – Country
    – PIN Code
    – E-Mail ID
    – Confirm E-Mail ID

  4. Furthermore, enter the login details required.

    This section only needs to be filled if, in the User Details section, you selected registered user or business user with user role Company User-Others. These details are as such:
    – User name
    – Password
    – Confirm Password
    – Hint Question (Drop-down list)
    – Hint Answer

  5. Finally, click on create my account option to submit details for registration.

    A message confirming the successful creation of a new user will be displayed.

In Case of Business User

  • Step 1: Therefore, choose the “Business User” option. Business users have access to all the MCA Portal services. This category consists of the following business roles:
    • Director
    • Company User-Others
    • Practicing Professional
    • Manage/Secretary/Authorized Representative
  • Step 2: Secondly, enter the user details under the respective fields. The Director’s business role requires the Approved DIN Number and the Income Tax PAN. The other business roles only require the Income Tax PAN.
  • Step 3: The company user – others option requires additional information related to professional membership details such as:
    • The Institute of which you are a member
    • The Date of Enrollment
    • The Membership Number
    • The Certificate of Practice Number
    • The Membership Type
  • Step 4: Enter the Personal Details in the respective fields under the “Personal Details” section.
  • Step 5: Enter the appropriate contact details in the respective fields.
  • Step 6: Additionally, Enter the user ID under the login details section. Moreover, based on the user role you selected, fields to provide a password or attach DSC are displayed.
  • Step 7: Finally, once done click on “Create My Account.”

Once the registration process is complete, the user can make certain changes related to their account. These changes may involve editing personal information or changing the password of the account.


While trying to log-in to MCA Portal, I am receiving Error message – “User Account Expired” What should I do?

If any User does not log-in to the MCA Portal for 6 (six) months, his/ her User Account gets expired. The expired User Account cannot be re-activated and the User is required to register again on MCA Portal.

When can I view documents in MCA Portal?

You can view the document only within 7 days after the payment has been confirmed. The documents are available for viewing only for 3 hours after you have started viewing the first document of the company.

How does the MCA Portal help me?

– It provides information about the acts and rules that govern the working of MCA.
– The portal allows you to access various MCA user services offered by the MCA.
– It allows you to access various reports offered by the MCA.
– They provide contact addresses of various offices and officials of MCA.
– It provides links to various other Ministry and Government agencie

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.