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Certificate of Incorporation

A Certificate of Incorporation is a legal document issued by the government authority or Registrar of Companies (RoC) upon successful company registration and incorporation. The certificate of Incorporation sample typically consists of name, type & registered office address of the company along with date of incorporation & Company Identification Number (CIN).

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A Certificate of Incorporation is a legal document issued by the government authority or Registrar of Companies (RoC) upon successful company registration and incorporation. The certificate of Incorporation sample typically consists of name, type & registered office address of the company along with date of incorporation & Company Identification Number (CIN).

How to use this template?
  • Use this sample to get a preview of the Incorporation Certificate.
  • It is received from MCA after a company is incorporated.
  • The company's director and incorporation professional will receive it on their registered email.

Certificate of Incorporation (COI)

A Certificate of Incorporation (COI) is a legal document issued by the Registrar of Companies (RoC) to officially recognize the formation and registration of a company. This certificate signifies that your company has completed the necessary steps for incorporation and is now a legally recognized entity.

Format of a Certificate of Incorporation

The document generally includes key information confirming the legal establishment of a company, such as-

  • Company Details:
    The company's name, registered office address, and the type of company structure.
  • Registration Number:
    The registration number on the Certificate of Incorporation (COI) is commonly known as the Corporate Identification Number (CIN) or Limited Liability Partnership Identity Number (LLPIN) [In case of LLPs]. It is a unique alphanumeric code assigned to companies during the registration process.
  • Date of Incorporation
  • PAN & TAN Details of the incorporated company

Format of the Registration Number

Also known as the Corporate Identity Number (CIN), Registration Number is a 21-digit unique alphanumeric code assigned to companies registered in India and issued by the MCA for Private Limited Companies, One Public Companies (OPCs) and Public Limited Companies.

The 21-digit CIN is structured as follows:

  • The first digit indicates if the company is Listed (L) or Unlisted (U).
  • The next five digits represent the industry code.
  • The next two digits represent the state code where the company is registered.
  • The next four digits represent the year of incorporation.
  • The 3 letters represent the Type of Company (Private Limited Company- PTC, Public Limited Company- PLC)
  • The remaining digits are a unique identifier assigned to each company.

For example, a typical CIN looks like this: U72200DL2021PTC123456.

In cases where COI is for Limited Liability Partnership registration, the registration number is called Limited Liability Partnership Identification Number (LLPIN), which is a unique 7-digit alphanumeric code assigned to an LLP upon its registration with the Registrar of Companies (ROC).

Example of LLPIN: AAA-1234

Documents Required to obtain a COI in India

  • Identity Proof and Address Proof
    a. Passport/ Aadhar card/ Voter ID/ Driver's License of Directors/ Subscribers/ Partners, 
    b. PAN card, and
    c. Utility bills or Bank Statements as address proof.
  • Proof of Registered Office
    a. Ownership of Property- Any utility bill like an electricity bill or corporation tax receipt not later than 30 days.
    b. Right to use the Property- Rental Agreement or No Objection Certificate (NOC) from the owner.
  • Memorandum of Association (MOA) and Articles of Association (AOA) for registration of Private Limited Companies, One Person Companies, Public Limited Companies, etc.
  • Declaration and Consent of the proposed Directors/ Partners and Nominees

How to obtain a Certificate of Incorporation in India?

The Certificate of Incorporation (COI) serves as confirmation of a successful company registration. Therefore, the process to obtain a COI involves submitting the SPICe+ application, along with the necessary documents, for verification and approval by the MCA. Following that, ROC issues the COI for the registered company.

Below is a general guide on how to get a Certificate of Incorporation:

  • Obtain a DSC through any Government Certifying Agencies.
  • Choose and reserve a unique name for your business through SPICe+ Part A or LLP-RUN, based on the business structure you prefer.
  • Fill out the SPICe+ Part B or FiLLiP (In case of LLPs) along with the requisite documents and attachments.
  • Pay the Fees and submit the form.
  • Once verified and approved, you will receive an email from the MCA that includes the Certificate of Incorporation, PAN, and TAN.

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Validity of the Certificate of Incorporation

The Certificate of Incorporation is valid for the entire duration of the existence of your company unless it undergoes changes that require updating the registration details.

Fees for COI in India

The fees for obtaining a Certificate of Incorporation (COI) in India can vary based on factors such as the authorized capital, the type of company, or any additional services. A breakdown of the fee structure includes Government fees, Professional fees, Stamp duty, etc.

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Keeping this vision in mind, we present hassle-free registration solutions for One Person Companies (OPC), Private Limited Companies (Pvt), and Limited Liability Partnerships (LLP) so you can get your business officially registered and receive a Certificate of Incorporation.

Type of Business
Cost of Registration
Private Limited
Rs 5999
LLP
Rs 4999
OPC
Rs 5999
  • The cost includes DSC and DIN for 2 directors+ Certificate of Incorporation + MoA + AoA + PAN + TAN in the case of Pvt Ltd and OPC.
  • The cost includes DSC for 2 partners + Certificate of Incorporation + PAN + TAN + LLP Agreement in case of LLP.

**Extra fees may apply for additional directors, authorized capital, and stamp duty for states like MP, Kerala, and Punjab.

Frequently Asked Questions

Why is the COI important?

The COI is crucial as it provides evidence that the company has completed the necessary steps for incorporation and is officially recognized as a legal entity. It is often required for various business activities like bank account opening, issuance and distribution of shares, obtaining loans, transfer of ownership, etc.

Is the COI a public document?

Yes, the COI is a public document, and interested parties, such as shareholders and potential business partners, can access it from the regulatory authorities.

How can I download the COI online?

While the MOA outlines the company's external objectives and activities, the AOA focuses on the internal rules and regulations governing the company's management and operation.

  • Log in to the MCA portal using your user credentials.
  • Navigate to the 'Get Certified Copies' tab under 'MCA Services.'
  • Enter the CIN or company name for the desired certified copies and select the company details.
  • Choose the specific document and the year it was filed after verifying it via public inspection.
  • Specify the number of pages, range, and copies needed for certification, ensuring attachments are added separately.
  • View the displayed fee details, including stamp duty charges, and click 'Add to cart.'
  • Proceed by clicking 'View Payment details.'
  • Complete the process by clicking 'Make payment.'

How long does it take to receive the COI?

The processing time for obtaining the COI can vary anywhere from 7-10 business days. It depends on factors such as the jurisdiction, the completeness of the application, and the efficiency of the regulatory authority.

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Razorpay Rize simplifies the company registration in India, offering end-to-end support from document collection to the submission of key forms like SPICe+, as well as linked forms. We help you at every step of the process so you can make it official and receive a Certificate of Incorporation.

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