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Foreign Company

Foreign Company

Every foreign company shall within thirty days of the establishment of its place business in India, deliver to the Registrar for registration.

A certified copy of the charter, statues or memorandum and articles, of the company or other instrument constituting or defining constitution of the company if the instrument is not in English language, a certified translation thereof

The full address of the registered or principal office of the company

List of director or secretary of the company

Name and address or the names and addresses of some one or more persons resident in India, authorised to accept on behalf of the company service of process and any notices or other documents required to be served on the company;

The full address of the office of the company in India which is to be deemed it principal place of business in India;

Particulars of opening and closing of place of business in India on earlier occasion or occasions Declaration that none of the directors of the company or the authorised representative in India has ever been convicted or debarred from formation of companies and management in India or abroad

Any other information as may be prescribed

Filing Return

Every Foreign Company is required to prepare and file within period of 60(sixty days) from the last day of its financial year to the registrar return in prescribed Form FC-4 along with the prescribed fee.

Display of name

Name of the company and the country in which it is incorporated shall be exhibit on the outside every office and place where it carries on business,

It shall also be stated in all its official publication. Example: business letters, bill heads, notices etc. It shall be in letters easily legible, and also in the characters of the language or one of the languages in general use in the locality in which the office or place is situated.

Books of account and records of foreign company

Every foreign company must prepare a balance sheet and profit and loss account and attach necessary documents and file them with the ROC (with suitable translations in case they are not in English). This must be accompanied by a copy of the list of all offices or places of business in India.

It must also keep at its principal place of business in India (e.g. Indian head office) the books of account which reflect receipts and expenditure, details of sales and purchases and assets and liabilities in connection with Indian operations.

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