What are the documents required for incorporation of a One Person Company (OPC)?

By Hiral Vakil on May 6, 2019

OPC i.e. One Person Company is a company that can be registered with a single director. It is a separate legal entity with a distinct PAN. The process of incorporation and the annual compliances of an OPC are simpler than a Private Limited Company and Public Company.

What is the new process of incorporation of One Person Company (OPC) in India?

After the introduction of a new scheme of incorporation by the Ministry of Corporate Affairs in January, 2018. Below is a checklist of documents and information required for incorporation of an OPC:

1. From Promoter/ Director of Proposed OPC:

  • Copy of PAN – self attested
  • Copy of Aadhaar – self attested
  • Copy of Passport/ Driving License/ Voter ID Card
  • Residential Proof – Copy of Bank Statement/ Bank Passbook/ Electricity Bill/ Mobile Bill/ Telephone Bill not older than 2 months
  • Valid mobile number of Director
  • Valid email address of Director
  • Place of birth of Director
  • Occupation type
  • Education Qualification

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2. From Nominee of Proposed OPC:

  • Copy of PAN
  • Copy of Aadhaar
  • Residential Proof – Copy of Bank Statement/ Electricity Bill/ Telephone Bill/ Mobile Bill not older than 2 months
  • Valid mobile number of Nominee
  • Valid email address of Nominee
  • Place of birth of Nominee
  • Occupation type
  • Education Qualification

3. Registered Office Proof:

  • Proof of address of the registered office of the proposed company- Utility Bill not older than 2 months. It can be a telephone bill, gas bill, electricity bill, water bill, property tax bill or rent agreement in the name of the owner.
  • NOC i.e. No Objection Certificate – An NOC is required from the owner allowing the LLP to use the premises as its registered office.

4. Declaration by director and Nominee:

  • Affidavit and consent of the proposed director in Form INC-9 and DIR-2.
  • Consent of nominee of proposed company in Form INC-3
  • If any subscriber to the proposed company is a company itself, then it is mandatory to attach resolution passed by the promoter company.  

5.  Documents regarding approval of Name:

  • Copy of approval from central government in case the proposed name contains any words or expression which requires approval.
  • Approval of the owner of the trademark or the applicant of such trademark for registration of trademark.
  • In case the name is similar to any existing, it is mandatory to attach a certified true copy of No Objection Certificate by the way of board resolution.

6. Optional attachment:

  • Any other information can be reported as an optional attachment.