Published On: Jan 22, 2022 • Last Updated: Oct 23, 2023 • 2.5 min read •
Have you recently completed your company’s registration process and want to make sure that it has been done successfully? Or are you trying to find out more details about a company registered in India? This blog will help you understand how to check if a company is registered in India.
Every company is registered under the Ministry of Corporate Affairs (MCA) in India. This ministry maintains a thorough record of all the registered companies, which are made available for everyone to check and verify through MCA company search.
So if you want to know how to check if a company is registered in India using the MCA company search, just follow this simple process:
Step 1: Open the MCA website for MCA company search in any web browser.
Step 2: Go to MCA Services in the main menu. In the drop-down menu, you will find Master Data, which will further open another dropdown menu. Click on View company or LLP Master Data.
Step 3: Fill in the company CIN (Company Identification Number), the company name and the captcha to complete the MCA company search. That’s it! Click on Submit.
Step 4: If the company details entered for the MCA company search match, the website will show you the following details:
CIN (Company Identification Number)
Company or LLP Name
ROC (Registrar of Company) information and registration number of the company
Class of Company
Authorized and paid-up capital
Date of incorporation
Address and email of the company
The listing status of the company
Date of last Annual General Meeting and the company status
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CIN (Company Identification Number) is a 21-digit alpha-numeric code issued to the company at the time of its incorporation. The following types of companies will have a CIN:
Private Limited Company (PLC)
One Person Company (OPC)
Companies owned by the Government of India
State Government company
Not for Profit section 8 company
It is interesting to note that Limited Liability Partnership (LLP) does not get a CIN. Rather, LLPs are assigned LLPIN (Limited Liability Partnership Identification Number) which is a 7-digit unique identification number issued to all the LLPs firms registered in India.
Simply put, the registration date is the date on which the legal process of forming the company under the MCA was started. The date on which the company began its operations upon the confirmation of its legal existence is known as the incorporation date.
Authorized capital refers to the maximum value of shares that are legally authorized to be issued in favour of the shareholders. Paid-up capital is the amount paid by the shareholders to the company. Hence, paid-up capital can be equal to or less than the authorized capital but never more than it under any circumstances.
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