Charitable Trusts, Societies and Section 8 Companies are required to get FCRA Registration. If they wish to receive Foreign Contributions or Donations from Foreign Sources. All the NGOs registered in India namely charitable trust, societies and Section 8 Companies that receives investments, contribution or donation from foreign resources shall apply for FCRA Registration Online in India.
The FCRA stands for Foreign Contribution Regulation Act. When any charitable institution wishes to receive funds or donations from foreign entity / resources, they shall register themselves under the Foreign Contribution Regulation Act, 2010.Under Section 6 of Foreign Contribution Regulation Act, 2010, it is provided that any organization having a definite cultural / social / educational / religious / economic object shall accept foreign contribution / donations only after getting FCRA Registration.