Below are the steps in which OPC can be registered:
Step 1: Apply for DSC
The first step is to obtain the Digital Signature Certificate (DSC) of the proposed Director which required the following documents:
- Address proof
- Aadhaar card
- PAN card
- Email Id
- Phone number
Step 2: Apply for DIN
Once the Digital Signature Certificate (DSC) is made, the next step is to apply for the Director Identification Number (DIN) of the proposed Director in SPICe+ Form along with the name and the address proof of the director. Form DIR-3 is applicable only for existing companies. It means with effect from January 2018, the applicant need not file Form DIR-3 separately. Now DIN can be applied within the SPICe+ form for up to three directors.
Step 3: Name Approval Application
The next step is to decide the name of the Company. The name of the Company will be in the form of “XYZ (OPC) Private Limited”.
The name can be approved in the Form SPICe+ 32 application. Only one preferred name along with the significance of keeping that name can be given in the Form SPICe+ 32 application. If the name is rejected, another name can be submitted by applying another Form SPICe+ 32 application.Once the name is approved by the MCA, we move on to the next step.
Step 4: Documents Required
We have to prepare the following documents, which are required to be submitted to the ROC:
a. The Memorandum of Association (MoA) which are the objects to be followed by the Company or stating the business for which the company is going to be incorporated.
b. The Articles of the Association (AoA) lays down the by-laws on which the company will operate.
c. Since there are only 1 Director and a member, a nominee on behalf of such a person has to be appointed because in case he becomes incapable of working or dies and cannot perform his duties the nominee will perform on behalf of the director and take his place. His consent in Form INC – 3 will be taken along with his PAN card and Aadhaar Card.
d. Proof of the registered office of the proposed Company along with the proof of ownership and a NOC from the owner.
e. Declaration and Consent of the proposed Director of Form INC -9 and DIR – 2 respectively.
f. A declaration by the professional certifying that all compliances have been made.
Step 5: Filing of Forms With MCA
All these documents will be attached to the SPICe+ Form, SPICe-MOA and SPICe-AOA along with the DSC of the Director and the professional, and will be uploaded to the MCA site for approval. The Pan Number and TAN is generated automatically at the time of incorporation of the Company. There is no need to file separate applications for obtaining PAN Number and TAN.
Step 6: Issue of the Certificate of Incorporation
On verification, the Registrar of Companies (ROC) will issue a Certificate of Incorporation and we can commence our business.