Easily register a Section 8 Company

All Companies which promote arts, commerce, charity, social welfare, protection of environment, as well as utilize their income/profit for the sole purpose of their Company, are registered under section 8 of Companies Act, 2013. These Companies are nothing but “Not for Profit organizations”. Afleo offers Section 8 Company Registration or NGO Registration under Section 8 of the Companies Act, 2013.

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Section 8 Company Registration

Many people have urge to serve the society in any way they can. So, they decide to serve for the welfare of the society and without the intention of earning profits. Now the question arises how can they serve the society? Such people can register a company under section 8 of the Companies Act, 2013 and avail benefits and exemptions offered by government to section 8 companies. You must have many questions in mind like What is section 8 company? What is an NGO? Do they need to be registered? What is the registration process? What is incorporation of section 8 company? What is AOA & MOA of section 8 company?

A Section 8 Company aims to serve the society and utilize its revenues for the promotion of social or religious causes, arts, education, protection of environment, charity, etc. These companies intend to use their profits to achieve their objectives rather than distributing its income to shareholders or members. According to the provisions of Companies Act, such companies need to be incorporated/ registered, to enjoy all the benefits and obligations as any other registered company.

Section 8 companies and their objective is one of the major difference between a limited company and a not for profit Company. The Central Government, after all the necessary verification, provides an incorporation certificate to such companies. Central Government also makes sure that all the rules and obligations are abided by. If the company fails to fulfill them, it can take legal action and can also order to wind up the company.

At Afleo, our Business Consultants will solve all your queries regarding registration of a section 8 Company or NGO registration, which will help you to have a proper understanding about such companies and their provisions. With us, you can easily register as a Section 8 Company from Registrar of Companies. Our team puts the consumer first, and works meticulously to ensure that documents are filled correctly and swiftly. Afleo is leading service provider for Section 8 Company Registration in Mumbai, Delhi, Chennai, Hyderabad, Bangalore and across India.

Features of Section 8 Company


Section 8 company do not intend to earn profit. Their objective is to apply all the income in the welfare of the society, rather than distributing it to the shareholders or members.

Not a limited Company

These companies are given a special certificate of incorporation by Central Government and they are not allowed to use “Section 8” or “Limited” or “Private Limited” in their name.

Relaxation in Compliances

Various legal rules and provisions of registered company need not to be fulfilled such as limit of directors, appointment of independent directors, etc, if the company is registered under section 8 of the Companies Act, 2013.

Documents required for Section 8 Company Registration

Memorandum of Association (MOA)

Articles of Association (AOA)

ID proof of members

Address Proof of Company

Digital Signature Certificate (DSC)

Director Identification Number (DIN)

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Procedure for incorporation of Section 8 Company

Obtain Information/Documents

After solving all your queries regarding the provisions of Section 8 Companies, we will obtain all the necessary information and documents including DSC and DIN from the applicant.

Drafting and filing of Application

After verifying all the information and objective of the company, we will fill the corresponding form for registration of section 8 company and submit it to ROC for further approval.

Obtain Certificate of Incorporation

After the name is approved, and the license is received, Central government will issue a Certificate of Incorporation.

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Afleo.com can easily register a Company under Section 8 within 20-25 working days.

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Frequently Asked Questions

Company which is registered under Section 8 of The Companies Act, 2013 with an objective of promoting social causes and not making any profit is known as section 8 company or Non-profit Organization.

Main Objective of the Section 8 Company is to work for the society and help it in any manner they can. They aim to protect environment, promote social welfare, education, arts, science, commerce etc.

MOA of section 8 company stands for Memorandum of Association and AOA of section 8 company stands for Article of Association. Memorandum of Association is a document that states the main objective of the company and its ancillary objects. Article of Association is a document registered to define company’s relationship with its members or shareholders and it also defines the duty and responsibilities of its members.

Yes, a firm can be a member of Section 8 Company just like any individual member.

To register as a Section 8 Company, Minimum 2 directors are required.

Central Government after having done all the verification, issues Certificate of Incorporation to Section 8 Company.

Following documents are required for registration of a Section 8 Company: Memorandum of Association (MOA); Articles of Association (AOA); ID proof of members; Address Proof of Company; Digital Signature Certificate (DSC); Director Identification Number (DIN).

We at Afleo offer registration of a Section 8 Company or NGO Registration (under Section 8 of the Companies Act, 2013) at Rs. 26,999/- only.

Company must intend to utilize all the income earned, for achieving the objective of promotion of social welfare and should not intend to distribute it as dividend to its shareholders.

Name of the Company should be simple, unique and meaningful. Also, the name should not be illegal and also it should not contain words “Section 8”, “Limited”, “Private Limited”.

Section 8 Company’s main objective is to serve the society and they do not intend to make profits unlike Private Limited Company. Also, their name does not contain words Limited in it.

Nitiaayog is a Portal that facilitates VOs/NGOs to obtain a system generated Unique ID, as and when signed. This Unique ID is mandatory to apply for grants under various schemes of Ministries/Departments/Governments Bodies.

Yes, NGO’s can be registered as a trust, society or as a Section 8 Company in India. Registering a NGO as a section 8 Company has more benefits namely Brand value, recognition, availing funds, perpetual succession etc. and hence is suggested by us.

The advantages of section 8 company are :
• Tax benefits for donors
• No minimum capital requirements
• No stamp duty payable
• Separate legal entity
• Credible
• No title required

Yes, there are various exemptions, provisions and relaxation in compliances for Section 8 Company.

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