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Section '8' Company Licence and Registration

NGO or Non-profit organisation can be registered as a Company under Section 8 of the Companies Act, 2013 (earlier section ‘25’ of Companies Act, 1956).

Lawfox provide you a easy solution for obtaining licence of section 8 company and registration of your NGO. 

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Section 8 Company

A NGO can be registered as a Company under Section 8 of the Companies Act, 2013 (earlier section ‘25’ of Companies Act, 1956) and can also be registered as Trust and a Society. Trust and societies are registered and governed by state government acts and regulation, but a section 8 company is registered under Companies Act, 2013 and governed by Ministry of Corporate Affairs.A company status is always highly recognized in compare to trust or society, therefore Section 8 Companies have higher credibility among st Government departments, Donors and other stakeholder.

Main features of section “8” Company:

  • Charitable Objects: A section 8 Company has in its objects the promotion of commerce, art, science, sports, education, research, social welfare, religion, charity, protection of environment or any such other charitable objects.

  • Profit for Promotion of objects: Section 8 company will apply its profits (if any) in promoting its objects.

  • No Dividends: Section 8 Companies are prohibited to declare and/or pay any dividend to its members.


Lawfox provides you complete professional services related to incorporation of Section 8 companies throughout India, our experts are committed to help you in company incorporation process and consultancy regarding Incorporation.

How we do it ?

|Documents Required for Registration|

   Identity Proof of           Directors &                     Subscribers


  • Copy of PAN Card

  • Passport size Photo

  • Notarized copy of Passport will be required for Foreign Nationals

   Address Proof of           Directors &                     Subscribers


  • Copy of Aadhar or Voter ID or DL or Passport

  • Copy of Bank Statement (Not older than 2 months) 

   Registered Office         Address Proof


  • Copy of Rent Deed or Property Documents

  • NOC from Landlord

  • Copy of Electricity Bill (Not older than 2 months)

    Signed Documents

  • DSC Application Form

  • Other Incorporation Documents ( Draft will be provided by our experts)

Talk With Experts

Our experts will call you and provide all require details about Private Limited Companies and solve all your confusions regarding incorporation.

Submission of Information

You need to provide required information through a simple application form and submit documents required for registration of Company.

Name approval and obtaining section 8 licence from ROC

Details submitted by you will be verified by us and than We will apply for Name reservation on MCA. After the approval of Name, we will an application to registrar for a license under section 8.

Obtaining DSC and Documents Drafting

We will apply for Digital Signatures and draft necessary documents for registration of Company. 

Application Submission

We will submit signed documents and application for incorporation to authority on your behalf.

It's Done

Once your company get registered, we will send you all documents, forms and DSCs

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Frequently asked questions

Can two persons start a section 8 Company?

Yes, We need minimum two persons for registration of section 8 company.

How to register a Section 8 Company in India?

Registration of a section 8 company in India is a simple process; all you required are PAN and Address proofs of promoters and a proof of registered office address in India. Lawfox provides all services related to company registration.

Do we need any licanse for registration of section 8 Company?

Yes, Registrar of companies issue a license under section 8 for such companies, we need to file it with incorporation forms.

Who can be a director in Company?

Only natural person can act as a director in company, any person above age of 18 years can act as a director in a company, there are no restrictions for NRIs and foreign national hence they can easily become directors in company.

Can we register a section 8 company for profit objects?

No, section 8 companies can be registered with charitable objects only.

Can NRI/Foreign Nationals incorporate a Section 8 Company in India?

Yes, NRIs and Foreign Nationals are allowed to register companies in india and act as directors. all they need to obtain a director identification number (DIN). However, at least one director in board must be a residnet of india.

Do we need a office addres for registration of Section 8 Company?

Yes, you must have a registered office in India, you can even start a Section 8 company at your residential address.

Do Lawfox provide after Incorporation services regarding ROC filing?

Yes, Lawfox provides a complete solution for ROC filing on affordable prices.

How long does it take to register a Section 8 company?

It takes 15 to 20 working days subject to time taken in submission of required documents by clients and government processing time.