Documents Required For OPC Registration In India

Thinking about incorporating a company in India? OPC registration in India requires careful planning and a bunch of key documentation. You must know what papers you’ll need to make it official. Here’s a simple guide to the important documents which are required for OPC registration in India:

Documents required for the company’s registered office address:

To prove where your company’s office is located when you incorporate it, or after incorporation of the company within 30 days, you need to submit the following documents:

  • In case the Premise is owned by either any one of the Directors/ proposed Directors of the Company or is owned by the Company itself,
  1. Electricity Bill in the name of Director(s)/ Proposed Director(s) of the company (In case the premise is owned by the Director(s)/ Proposed Director(s) of the company )


    Electricity Bill in the name of the Company (In case the premise is owned in the name of the company.)

  2. A Copy of the RoR (Record of Rights) in case demanded by the Registering Authority (CRC).
  • In case the Premise is neither owned by any of the Directors/ Proposed Directors of the Company nor is owned by the company itself (i.e., rented or leased)
  1. A utility bill like Gas/Telephone/Electricity bill, should contain the name of the owner and the complete address of the premises.


  2. A copy of the lease or rental agreement with the owner mentioned in the utility bill for the above-mentioned premises. Make sure it’s notarized and has your company’s name on it.


  3. You need to obtain permission, like a No Objection Certificate (NOC), from the landlord, who is the individual identified on the utility bill or property documents, to grant consent for your company to use the premises as its office.

Note: Please note that all utility bills shall not be more than two months old as of the date of submission.

Documents required for promoter and nominee of the OPC:

1) who are Indian nationals:

  1. PAN card: A self-attested copy of the PAN card belonging to the proposed promoter and nominee of the one person company is a necessary document for OPC registration. Ensure that the PAN card accurately displays the holder’s father’s name and date of birth.

  2. Address proof: A self-attested copy of one of the following documents belonging to the proposed promoter and nominee of the one person company is required for OPC registration.
    a) Aadhaar Card
    b) Driving License
    c) Voter Identity Card
    d) Passport (if any)

  3. Residential Proof: Residential proof refers to the current address proof of the proposed promoter and nominee of the one person company, which should not be more than 2 months old. A self-attested copy of one of the following documents belonging to the proposed promoter and nominee of the OPC is necessary for company registration.
    a) Bank Statement b) Electricity Bill
    c) Telephone Bill
    d) Mobile Bill

  4. Passport Size Photograph: Two passport-size photographs of both the promoter and the nominee of the OPC are required for registration.

2) who are Non-Resident Indians (NRIs):

As per the Companies (Incorporation) Second Amendment Rules, 2021, w.e.f. 01-04-2021, only a natural person who is an Indian citizen (whether resident in India or otherwise) can establish an OPC in India. Companies or LLPs cannot create an OPC.

Here, the term “Resident in India” denotes that the promoter must be a resident of India, meaning they should have lived in India for at least 120 days in the previous calendar year.

An individual holding Indian citizenship but residing outside India for an extended period due to employment, business, education, or other reasons is termed a Non-Resident Indian (NRI).

If a non-resident Indian (NRI) is proposed as a promoter of a One person company incorporated in India, then He/She must provide the same documents required for Indian nationals, as listed above in this article.

Additionally, all documents should be duly notarized or apostilled in the country where the NRI is a resident.


In conclusion, adherence to the documentation requirements outlined by the Companies Act, 2013 is paramount for smooth company registration processes. By meticulously furnishing the necessary documents, companies uphold legal standards and ensure transparency in their operations. Such compliance not only satisfies regulatory obligations but also reinforces the foundation for ethical and effective corporate governance, promoting accountability and strategic foresight within the organization.

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This document is intended for informational purposes and provides a general overview of the documents required for company registration as per the Companies Act, 2013. It should not be construed as legal advice. Entities and individuals must consult legal experts to ensure compliance with the specific legal requirements and interpretations of the Act.

Prepared by
Mr. Smruti Ranjan Sahoo
(B. Com., LL.B)

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