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India - How to Register a Society

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Apply In-Person

  1. Application for registration of society has to be submitted to the Jurisdictional District Registrars/Registrar of society office.
  2. As a first step, please Check for name availability
  3. Please go to the respective office. Obtain the application form.
  4. Submit the completed application form attach required documents along with the requisite fees in 2 copies to the respective authority.
  5. On receiving the application, the registrar will sign the first copy as acknowledgment and return it while keeping the second copy for approval.
  6. This application will be processed further. After due diligence and verification of documents, the registrar will issue an Incorporation certificate with registration number.
  7. The delivery of these documents to the applicant fulfill the society registration process.

Through Chartered Accountant

  1. Society registration can be initiated with the help of a Chartered accountant.
  2. In registering a society, one has to make sure that the name proposed has not already been used or applied for registration.
  3. Please follow his guidelines to register the society.
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Required Documents[edit]

  • PAN Card of all the members (minimum 7 members) of the proposed society has to be submitted along with the application.
  • One address proof.
  • Two Passport Size photos.
  • Document evidencing payment of fee.
  • Memorandum and Articles of Association.
  • Copy of agreement if any, which the proposed company wishes to enter into with any individual for appointment as its managing or whole-time director or manager.
  • No objection letters from directors as applicable
  • Aadhaar card
  • Payment of stamp duty

Office Locations & Contacts[edit]

Garage No.14, "A" Wing, ShastriBhawan,
Rajendra Prasad Road, New Delhi - 110001.
Phone : 011-23386110.
Contacts : link

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  • Minimum 7 individuals are required.
  • Persons from India, companies, foreigners, as well as other registered societies can also register for the Memorandum of the society


  • Please pay as authorities quote


  • The registration of a society is valid forever until the government has any changes to incorporate.

Documents to Use[edit]

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Sample Documents[edit]

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Processing Time[edit]

After obtaining the name approval, it normally takes approximately two to three weeks to register a society depending on where the society is registered.

Related Videos[edit]

Videos explaining the procedure or to fill the applications.
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Please remove the "&" inside the tags during implementation.
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sevenload, viddler, vimeo, youku, youtube
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Please provide instructions on obtaining the certificate/documents.
e.g. The state office holds birth records since January 1908.

Required Information[edit]

  • Name of the society
  • Principal place of business
  • Permanent address
  • Remarks

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Need for the Document[edit]

  • Society registration is maintained by state governments.
  • Societies formed by memorandum of association and registration as per norms

Information which might help[edit]

  • For Society registration, members must agree with the name of society first and then prepare for the Memorandum, followed by Rules & Regulations of the society.

Other uses of the Document/Certificate[edit]

Please explain what are other uses of obtaining this document/certificate.
e.g. Birth Certificate can be used as proof of identity.

External Links[edit]

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