Business in India

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Registering a business in India is a very quick and online process. India is a land of opportunities and skilled workforce as one would agree. Starting a business in India and Investing was never so easy, cheap and quick. One can start a wholly owned Indian subsidiary anywhere in India. There are no state-specific laws. There is only one central law that governs the Indian Subsidiary Set up across India. All you need a resident Indian director (not necessarily a shareholder but can be an employee!) and a rented (virtual) place of office to get going. 100% ownership, strategic decision -making and control of operations rest with your parent company always.

Salient Features of Indian Subsidiary Companies  :

  • Indian transfer pricing system regulation is applicable to the Indian subsidiary companies.
  • Equity, debt and other internal accruals are the available funding mechanismsThe Indian Subsidiary Company is treated same as the other Indian Company, the applicability of all laws and guidelines are same and also the tax laws are same for the Indian Subsidiary
  • The dividend distribution tax is nil now as per the Union budget 2020.

Minimum Requirement for Indian Subsidiary:

  • Minimum two directors are required for incorporation of the Company. At least one should be a resident of India.
  • No minimum capital required to form an Indian Subsidiary Company in India.
  • Indian Subsidiary Company must have minimum of two shareholders. Shareholders can be either individual or any entity or a combination of both.
  • The Parent Company must hold 50% of total equity share capital
  • Director Identification Number for all Directors


Must Read: FAQs on company registration in India by a foreigner


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There is a substantial amount of interest among foreign companies to start their operations in India and tap into one of the largest and fast-growing markets and have access to some of the best human resources in the world. Cities in India like Pune, Bengaluru, Hyderabad, Ahmedabad are becoming popular IT hub for starting an IT company in India.


A Foreign National or an entity incorporated outside India can invest in India and register a Company in India by acquiring shares of the company, subject to the FDI Policy of India. Once operations are started, repatriation of funds is easy and quick.


At Ebizfiling, we have a separate wing of experts handling matters for Indian Subsidiaries, providing you with expert help at every stage of the process including with the filing forms with RBI. Planning to Start a New Business in India? Kick Start your venture in India. Book the service with us with USD 699 only. Backed by Money Back Assurance.

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(All Inclusive)

  • 2 Digital Signature Certificates
  • 2 Director Identification Numbers
  • Name Approval Application
  • Stamp duty on INR 1 Lakh Authorized Capital
  • Company Incorporation
  • Drafting Of Memorandum
  • Drafting Of Bye-Laws
  • PAN
  • TAN
  • 25 Copies of MOA
  • 25 Copies Of AOA
  • 10 Copies of Share Certificate
  • Company Seal
  • GST Registration
  • E-form commencement of business certificate (form - 20A)
  • Appointment of Auditors



(All Inclusive)

  • 2 Digital Signature Certificates
  • 2 Director Identification Numbers
  • Name Approval Application
  • Stamp duty on INR 1 Lakh Authorized Capital
  • Company Incorporation
  • Drafting Of Memorandum
  • Drafting Of Bye-Laws
  • PAN
  • TAN
  • 25 Copies of MOA
  • 25 Copies Of AOA
  • 10 Copies of Share Certificate
  • Company Seal
  • Appointment of Auditors
  • E-form commencement of business certificate (form - 20A)
  • Filing of FG-GPR
  • Issue of CA Certificate
  • Issue of CS Certificate
  • GST Registration



(All Inclusive)

  • 2 Digital Signature Certificates
  • 2 Director Identification Numbers
  • Name Approval Application
  • Stamp duty on INR 1 Lakh Authorized Capital
  • Company Incorporation
  • Drafting Of Memorandum
  • Drafting Of Bye-Laws
  • PAN
  • TAN
  • Trademark (1 application 1 class) (start ups & small business)
  • GST Registration
  • IEC Registration
  • Statutory Register
  • Minutes Drafting- 4 Board Meeting & 1 Annual General Meeting
  • 1st Income tax filing upto turnover of Rs. 50 Lakhs
  • 1 Year TDS Filing upto 1000 entries
  • 1st Annual Filing upto turnover of Rs. 50 Lakhs
  • 25 Copies of MOA
  • 25 Copies Of AOA
  • 10 Copies of Share Certificate
  • Company Seal

Why to Start Business in India

Points to make your decision easy

Separate Legal Entity

An Indian Subsidiary company enjoys the benefit of Separate Legal Identity in the eyes of law which clearly states that assets and liabilities of the business are not the assets and liabilities of the Directors or shareholders. Your company continues as a separate legal person.

Limited Liability

Shareholders or the owners of a Company have a limited liability towards the company. Their liability is limited up to the shares subscribed by them. Shareholders of the company have no further liabilities. They are not liable for any debts incurred by the company.

Easy Transfer

Shares of an Indian Subsidiary company are eligible for transfer from one shareholder to any other person. Filing and signing a share transfer form and handing over the buyer of the shares along with share certificate can easily transfer shares. This is easy and quick.

 Perpetual succession

The company keeps on existing in the eyes of law even in the case of death, insolvency, the bankruptcy of any of its members or shareholders. It continues as a legal person until legally dissolved. Death of any member does not affect the existence of the company.

100% FDI

100% Foreign Direct Investment (FDI) is allowed in many sectors under the automatic route. It requires no requirement of any prior regulatory approval for investment in equity shares but only posts facto filing/intimation to the Reserve Bank of India.

100% Ownership

Parent Company (based in any part of the world) can retain 100% effective ownership of its Indian Counter-part. This means that strategic decision-making, autonomy, and effective management control is always retained by your foreign parent company.

Documents Required for Starting a Business in India

Quick Checklist

  • Photograph of all the Directors and shareholders
  • PAN Card of all the Indian Directors and shareholders
  • Apostile ID Proof of all the Directors (Driving License/Passport/Voter ID)
  • Electricity Bill or any other utility bill for the address proof of the Registered Office

Specific Requirements


A Company must have a registered office in India. Documents like bank statement or electricity bill for the address proof of registered office should not be older than 2 months. Along with that utility bill, rent agreement or sale deed and a No Objection Letter (NOC) from the landlord with his consent to use the office as a registered office of a company must be submitted.

Process for Subsidiary Company Formation / registration Procedure for incorporation / registration of company by foreigners in india


5 Easy Steps


Obtain Digital Signature


Reserve Your Company Name


Submission of MOA & AOA


Get Incorporation Certificate


Open Company Bank Account

Fill Simple Checklist

A compliance manager will get in touch with you to collect your documents along with a simple checklist. You need to fill up that checklist and submit along with your documents for verification. Our team of experts will verify the documents provided by you and take the procedure further. The compliance manager dedicated to you will keep you updated on the progress of Company Registration throughout the process.

Name Approval

Once your documents along with Checklist are submitted, we shall proceed with the application of your Digital Signature and subsequently the approval of name for your Indian Subsidiary Company. You may suggest up to three names of your choice. Names should be unique and suggestive of the Company’s business. We will proceed with application for name for your Indian Subsidiary Company in Part A of SPICe Plus form.

Company Registration

We will draft the MOA (Memorandum of association) and AOA (Articles of association). We will file the incorporation documents with MCA through in part B of a form called “SPICe Plus (SPICe +)” along with the subscription statement. Usually, MCA approves the forms within 4-5 days once filed and issues Incorporation Certificate with CIN. PAN & TAN are allotted alongside. You may then proceed to open your Company Bank Account.


FAQs On Indian Subsidiary

Get answers to all your queries

  • Can a foreign company or foreign national own or start a business in India?

    Yes, a foreign company or foreign national can own or start a business in India by acquiring equity shares of the company. Investment in a Company can be under two routes, automatic route or Government approval route. The automatic route requires no requirement of any prior regulatory approval for investment in equity shares of an Indian business and is allowed in most of the businesses.

  • Can a foreign national be Director of an Indian company?

    Yes, foreign nationals can be Directors of an Indian company after obtaining a Director Identification Number. Director Identification Number for a foreign national can be obtained by applying for the same with the Ministry of Corporate Affairs.

  • What are the requirements for starting a business in India?

    For a foreign national or foreign company to start a Company in India, the foreign National must have an address for Registered Office in India and one Director on the board, who will be an Indian Citizen and Indian Resident.

  • How are the FDI governe in India? What are the FEMA Compliance?

    In India, the Foreign Direct Investment policy is regulated under the Foreign Exchange Management Act, 1999 governed by the Reserve Bank of India. Below is the list of important FEMA compliance:

    Annual Return on Foreign Liabilities and Assets
    Annual Performance Report (APR)
    External Commercial Borrowings
    Single Master Form (w.e.f. 30.06.2018)
    Advance Reporting Form (ARF)
    Form FC-GPR
    Form FC-TRS
    Form ODI

  • What are businesses in which foreign nationals or companies cant invest?

    Foreign investment in India in any form is prohibited in businesses engaged or proposes to engage in the following business:
    i) A business of chit fund; or,
    ii) Nidhi Company; or,
    iii) Agricultural or plantation activities (excluding floriculture, horticulture, development of seeds, animal husbandry, cultivation of vegetables, mushrooms, etc., under controlled conditions, services related to an agro & allied sector and tea plantations); or,
    iv) Real Estate business, or construction of farm houses (Does not include the development of townships, construction of residential/commercial premises, roads or bridges); or,
    Trading in Transferable Development Rights (TDRs).

  • Can NRIs or Foreigners hold shares of a Private Limited Company?

    Yes, NRIs / Foreign Nationals / Foreign Companies can hold shares of a Private Limited Company subject to Foreign Direct Investment (FDI) Guidelines.

  • What is the Director Identification Number (DIN)?

    Director Identification Number is a unique identification number assigned to all existing and proposed Directors of a Company. It is mandatory for all present or proposed Directors to have a Director Identification Number. Director Identification Number never expires and a person can have only one Director Identification Number.

  • How many shareholders are required to incorporate a private limited company?

    To incorporate a private limited company, a minimum of two shareholders are required. A minimum of two shareholders and a maximum of up to 200 shareholders are allowed in a private limited company. The shareholders could be natural persons or companies, including foreign companies.

  • How many directors are required in a private limited company?

    A private limited company must have a minimum of two Directors and can have up to a maximum of fifteen Directors.

  • What is the capital required to start an Indian Subsidiary Company?

    You can start a Private Limited Company with any amount of capital. However, a fee must be paid to the Government for issuing a minimum of shares worth Rs.1 lakh [Authorized Capital Fee] during the incorporation of the Company. There is no requirement to show proof of capital invested during the incorporation process.

  • Do you have to be present in person to register a firm in India?

    No, you will not have to be present in India to register a company or firm in India.

  • Do you also help in opening a bank account in Company’s name?

    Yes, we promise an end-to-end support, which includes Bank account opening with a bank of your choice in India. We have corporate tie ups with multiple banks, including international banks. We co-ordinate with the bankers on your behalf and ensure that you can quickly start your operations.

  • I can not find my preferred currency on your website to pay ? What should I do?

    We accept paypal payments in your desired currency. You may drop an email with your brief details and we will send you quick payment option over email.

  • I have already paid to ebizfiling for forming an Indian subsidiary. However, my plans for venture set up in India have been cancelled. Would I get refund ?

    Yes, you are eligible for full refund subject to deduction of government fees that have been paid on your behalf. If we have not started working, you are eligible for full refunds. No questions asked !

  • Which countries do you provide your services to? provides Indian Subsidiary Registration all across the world. You can obtain Indian Subsidiary Registration from USA, UK, Malaysia, China, Japan, Dubai, Taiwan, Canada or any other countries.

  • Still, have confusion?

    Don’t worry!! Our expert will help you to choose a best suitable plan for you. Get in touch with our team to get all your queries resolved. A dedicated Company Secretary will explain you how to register a company In India, what are the costs associated with it and process of investing in India. Write us at or call us @+91 9643 203 209.

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