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What is FCRA Registration?

All you need to know about FCRA Registration for NGOs

All the NGOs registered in India namely charitable trust, societies and Section 8 Companies that receives investments, contribution or donation from foreign resources shall apply for FCRA Registration Online in India.

What is FCRA Registration?

The FCRA stands for Foreign Contribution Regulation Act. When any charitable institution wishes to receive funds or donations from foreign entity / resources, they shall register themselves under the Foreign Contribution Regulation Act, 2010.


Under Section 6 of Foreign Contribution Regulation Act, 2010, it is provided that any organization having a definite cultural / social / educational / religious / economic object shall accept foreign contribution  / donations only after getting FCRA Registration.

Mandatory Requirement For FCRA Registration:

  • The Organization must be a duly registered organization for charitable purposes.
  • The Organization must agree to receive foreign contributions only through one specific bank account.
  • The Organization must be registered under the NGO Darpan Registration.
  • Organization should have active existence for the last 3 years.

Types of FCRA Registration:

There are two types of FCRA Registration in India

Proper FCRA Registration (FCRA Registration in normal course):

  • For getting Proper FCRA Registration, the applicant must be registered and operating as an NGO for a minimum period of 5 years.
  • The Non Profit Organization must have spent minimum 10 Lakh rupees in the last 3 years for furtherance of its main objects (excludes administrative expenses).
  • The applicant is also required to submit the financial statements for last 3 years. Further, these financial statements must be audited by a qualified practicing Chartered Accountant.
  • If a newly registered Organization likes to get foreign contributions or Donations, then an approval Application to the Ministry of Home Affair for a specific purpose, specific activity, and from a specific source can be made via the Prior Permission (PP) method.
  • For FCRA Registration, Form FC-3A needs to be filed.

Validity for FCRA Registration in normal course:

  • The FCRA Registration in normal course is valid for a period of 5 years from the date of approval.
  • After the expiry of this period of 5 years, it is required to be renewed for receiving any further foreign contributions.

Prior Permissions Registration:

  • On the other hand, if a newly registered Non-Profit Organization is willing to receive any sort of foreign contribution then it can apply for Prior Permission Registration.
  • The Prior Permission Registration must be done for the funds that are to be used for a specific purpose only.
  • For FCRA Registration for Prior Permission, Form FC-3B needs to be filed.

Validity for Prior Permission FCRA Registration:

  • The Prior Permission FCRA Registration shall be valid for 5 years from the date of approval, or
  • Till the date when the foreign contribution is fully utilized for which the prior permission was granted, whichever is earlier.

Why Ebizfiling as your Service Provider for “FCRA Registration online in India”? is an eminent business platform and a progressive concept, which helps end-to-end incorporation, compliance, advisory, and management consultancy services to clients in India and abroad. Filing For FCRA Registration online in India is easy, seamless, cheapest and quickest with! Apart from this, also helps you to register your Non Profit Organization (NGO). Also, you may get your NGO registered under Section 12AB and Section 80G of Income Tax Act. You may get in touch with our compliance manager on 09643203209 or email for free consultation.

Cost of FCRA Registration in India



(All Inclusive)

  • Application for FCRA Registration



(All Inclusive)

  • NGO Darpan Registration
  • Application for FCRA Registration



(All Inclusive)

  • 12A registration application
  • 80G registration application
  • NGO Darpan Registration
  • Application for FCRA Registration

Benefits of FCRA Registration in India

  • An entity registered under the system of FCRA Registration would hold a good reputation in the society.
  • FCRA Registration helps those organizations which work for the benefit and better of the public and are involved in the social work.
  • The FCRA Registrations helps the organization to receive lawfully the foreign contribution and government aids.
  • The applicant may get the benefit of having full government support as FCRA Registration is a Government Registration and is prescribed by the regulatory authority.
  • An entity registered under FCRA can receive donations from Foreign bodies as well as continuous support and investment from entities.

Documents Required for FCRA Registration Online

FCRA Registration (FC-3A)

  • Registration Certificate of Association.
  • Memorandum of Association/Trust Deed.
  • Activity Report for the Last 3 Years.
  • Audited Statement of accounts for the last three years.
  • NGO Darpan Certificate
  • PAN of trust/society/section 8 company
  • Affidavit of trustees/directors

FCRA Prior Permission (FC-3B)

  • Registration Certificate of Association.
  • Memorandum of Association/Trust Deed.
  • Commitment Letter from the organization & agreement.
  • Project Report for which FC will be received.
  • NGO Darpan Certificate
  • PAN of trust/society/section 8 company
  • Affidavit of trustees/directors

How to Apply for FCRA Registration Online in India?


Process for FCRA Registration in India in 5 Simple Steps


Fill in the simple checklist


Submit the documents


Make the Payment


Making the FCRA Application


FCRA Registration

Fill in a Simple Checklist  

EbizfilingA Compliance Manager will get in touch with you to obtain your documents along with a simple checklist. You need to fill up that checklist and submit it along with your documents for processing. Our team of experts will verify the documents provided by you and take the procedure further.

Application for FCRA Registration

EbizfilingOnce our expert team completes the verification process of your documents, the team will proceed with FCRA registration formalities. All throughout the process, a dedicated Compliance Manager will keep you updated on the progress of filing Form FC-3A / FC-3B online as the case may be.

Form filed for FCRA Registration  

EbizfilingLastly, we will submit the relevant form i.e FC-3A or FC-3B online along with all the necessary documents and prescribed fees. Upon payment of the prescribed government fees for FCRA Registration the form will be submitted. However, it may take at least 4 months to get the FCRA Registration.


FAQs on FCRA Registration online

Answers to all your queries

  • Who can apply for FCRA Registration?

    The prerequisite for registration under FCRA is that the applicant should be registered under an existing statute which includes:

    1. Societies Registration Act, 1860 or

    2. Indian Trusts Act, 1882 or

    3. Section 8 of Companies Act, 2013), etc

  • When is FCRA Registration Required?

    When a Non Profit Organization be it in a form of Trust, Society or Section 8 company wishes to receive any kind of foreign contribution or donation, they are required to obtain FCRA Registration under Section 6 (1) of Foreign Contribution (Regulation) Act, 2010. Irrespective of the nature of the contribution i.e. either cash or kind, the registration is mandatory.

  • Is FCRA regulated by Reserve Bank of India (RBI)?

    FCRA is an internal security legislation and it is not regulated by Reserve Bank of India. It is regulated by the Ministry of Home Affairs, Government of India.

  • Whether donation given by an individual of Indian origin and having foreign nationality is treated as ‘foreign contribution’?

    Yes. A donation from an Indian who has acquired foreign citizenship is treated as a foreign contribution. This will also apply to PIO card holders and to Overseas Citizens of India. However, this will not apply to ‘Non-resident Indians’, who still hold Indian citizenship.

  • Whether reporting by Banks is also applicable for transfer of funds between FCRA accounts of two or more associations?

    Yes. Reporting by Banks is also applicable to transfer of funds from one FCRA registered Association to another.

  • Is Foreign Exchange Management Act (FEMA) also applicable to foreign contribution received by Indian Non Government Organization (NGO)?

    FEMA is a fiscal legislation coming under the Ministry of Finance, Government of India. It does not apply to foreign contribution received by an NGO in India.

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