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NGO Registration

NGO Registration – A non-profit organization is a group or enterprise of activists, individuals, volunteers, and social people working for a charitable cause. Each law governs the registration process for a specific type of organization, and selecting the type of registration process is essential.

As a result, our expert will assist you in selecting the appropriate option and with the Online NGO Registration process.

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Documents Required for Public Limited Company Registration


Latest Passport size Color photograph of all the promoters (Shareholders and Directors)

Pan Card

PAN Card of all shareholders and Directors. Foreign nationals must provide a valid passport.

Identity Proof

Any of the following ID: Passport, Voter ID/Driving License of Shareholders and Directors.

Address Proof

Latest Bank Statement/Telephone Bill/Electricity or Gas Bill/Water Bill of Shareholders and Directors

Registered office Proof

Latest & Clear Telephone Bill/Electricity Bill/ /Water/Gas Bill of the registered office address

NOC from owner

No Objection Certificate from owner(s) of the premises of registered office.

Types of NGO Registration

In India one can go for NGO registration in three legally possible ways. As all three NGO models are regulated by separate acts there are many distinct features of every model. One can choose a working model based on their personal requirement and preference, along with scale and diversity of operations.

Trust registration, regulated under The Indian trusts Act, 1882

Society registration supervised under Societies Registration Act, 1860

Section 8 Company registration governed under Companies Act, 2013

Features of Public limited NGO Registration


Legal Status

A registered NGO gains the legal status and becomes accountable for the funds received. For instance, when an individual donates funds to a charitable trust, it is received under the name of the organization and used for the trust’s activities.



An organization that is registered as an NGO reinforces the ethical, social and legal norms of our society


Tax Exemption

The registration of an NGO is necessary to seek tax exemption from the Income Tax Authority.


Bank Support

The basic requirement for running an NGO is to have a bank account under its name. In order to open an account, it is mandatory to be registered as a Trust, Society or Section 8 Company.

Process & Timeline for Public Limited Company Registration

Step 1

Select An Appropriate Name

The very first while registering the Trust is to select an appropriate name for the trust. An applicant must take into consideration that the name so suggested should not come under the restricted list of names as per the provisions of the Emblems and Names Act, 1950.

Step 2

Drafting Of Trust Deed

For the purpose of Trust registration, the Trust deed should be drafted. A trust deed is a document that contains all the important information related to the registration and the deed must be present before the Registrar at the time of registration.
Step 3

Selecting Settlers And Trustees Of The Trust

The next step is to select the settlor and Trustees of the Trust. However, there is no specific provision with regards to the number of settlers/authors. Further, there must be a minimum of two trustees to form a Trust.

Step 4

Preparing Memorandum Of Association

For Trust registration it is important to formulate the Memorandum of Association as it represents the charter of the Trust.

Step 5

Paying The Requisite Fees

The next step is to pay a requisite fee for Trust registration.

Step 6

Collection Of A Copy Of Trust Deed

Once an applicant submits the papers; he/she can collect a certified copy of the Trust Deed within 1 week from the registrar’s office.

Step 7

Submission Of The Trust Deed In Registrar

After obtaining a certified copy of the Trust Deed, submit the same with the local registrar. The Trust deed shall be submitted along with properly attested photocopies.

Step 8

Obtain The Registration Certificate

After submitting the Trust Deed with the registrar, the registrar keeps the photocopy and returns the original registered copy of the Trust Deed to the applicant, and also issues the certificate within seven working days

Frequently Asked Questions​

An NGO gets eligible for Government funding after three years. However, in some exceptional cases, an NGO can get Government funding even after one year if its project gets approved.

CSR stands for ”Corporate Social Responsibility”. These are voluntary activities to be done by a company to operate in an economic, social and environmentally sustainable manner.

No, you can start an NGO in a leased property as well. You just need a No Objection Certificate (NOC) from the owner of the leased property.

NGOs can be registered in India under the subsequent laws-

  • Trust Registration under the Indian Trust Act, 1882
  • Society Registration under Societies Registration Act, 1860
  • Section-8 Company Registration under Companies Act, 2013

We strongly recommended getting the NGO Registration done if you are willing to establish a non-profit organization and work with an objective in consonance the betterment or advancement of any particular section of the society. Getting an NGO Registration offers the legal status to the entity and makes it more credible in the eyes of the law as well as the contributors.

As the law and general observation, you will be eligible for government funding after 3 years of thriving NGO registration. Nevertheless, in certain cases if the NGO can get project approvals from government funding can be acquired after just one year of the NGO registration.

NGO is mandatorily required to acquire FCRA registration under Foreign Contribution (Regulation) Act, 2010 in order to accept any king of foreign grants.

Any resident individual, any foreigner, any registered partnership Firm or limited Liability Partnership, any company registered under Companies act, 2013, and any registered society can be a member at the time of NGO Registration in India.

The term “benefits” include Exposure, Credibility, Status of Legal Entity and Financial Resources. To know all in detail, you may refer the text above for better understanding and knowledge

There are ample numbers of documents that you to submit while applying for NGO Registration. To know all in detail, you may refer the text above for better understanding and knowledge.

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