A Branch Office in India

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All about Forming a Branch Office in India

Branch office registration in India

India is one of the most ideal destinations for foreign investors looking to set-up their businesses in India or to open a branch office in India for a fact that there are infinite business opportunities in India. India is blessed with a large labour pool and admirable levels of judicial transparency. It can leverage its territorial position to play a critical role in the global supply chains.


With the idea of setting up a branch office in India, the representatives of the foreign company should receive an approval from the Foreign Exchange Department, Reserve Bank of India (RBI). The approval should be done through AD category 1 Banker and further registration of the foreign company with the ROC.

Types of companies that can be registered as the Branch Office in India:

  • Private Limited Company
  • One Person Company
  • Limited Liability Partnership
  • Public Limited Company

Establishing a Branch Office in India:

As a Branch Office (“BO”) in India, foreign companies can conduct full-fledged business in India. BO can carry the same or substantially the same trading activities as carried out by their parent companies or group companies.

However, the Branch Office is not allowed to directly conduct manufacturing activities though it is permitted to sub-contract these services to an Indian manufacturer. Our team of experts will ensure a smooth process flow in opening the Branch Office of Foreign Entities in India.

Objectives of Setting Up the Branch Office:  

  • Export of Goods
  • Import of Goods
  • Rendering professional or consultancy services
  • Carrying out research work, in which the parent company is engaged
  • Promoting technical or financial collaborations between Indian companies and parent or Overseas group company
  • Representing the parent company in India
  • Acting as buying/selling agent in India
  • Rendering technical support to the products supplied by parent/group companies
  • Foreign Airline/shipping Company

Why Ebizfiling as Service Provider for Your Branch Office Registration?

Ebizfiling is a group of intellectuals. The entire team of Ebizfiling consists of Highly qualified CA, CS, Lawyers and business administrators. Ebizfiling would be a one stop destination for Establishing Branch Office in India. We also provide services like Start up advisory, Secretarial compliance services, PAN / TAN application, DIN allotment, GST registration, Trademark registration, GST / Income tax return filing and many more. You may get in touch with our compliance manager on 09643203209 or email for free consultation and to know more about the services provided by us.

Branch Office Registration in India Fees

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  • Branch set up in Delhi
  • Obtaining RBI Permission
  • Filing forms with MCA
  • PAN of the Branch Office
  • Bank account opening assistance

Criteria for Opening Branch Office in India

Points to make your decision easy

  • Financial track record of annual profits for the last five years in the original country of registration.
  • The net worth of $100,000 or more, or equivalent as per the latest Audited Balance Sheet or Account Statement certified by a Certified Public Accountant or any Registered Accounts Practitioner..
  • If the Branch office in India can not meet the expenses, then all the revenue must be met by the head office in foreign.
  • Proprietary concerns set up abroad are not allowed to establish Branch Offices in India.
  • Any Branch Office established in India is prohibited from the activities like Retail trading activities of any nature and Manufacturing or processing activities, directly or indirectly.
  • Indian Branch office’s name must be same as parent company’s name.

Documents required for Opening a Branch Office in India

Documents required to get RBI’s approval

  • Form FNC – 1 – Three copies
  • Letter from the principal officer of the Parent company to RBI
  • Letter of authority in favor of Local Representative by parent Co.
  • Letter of authority/ Resolution for setting up BRANCH office in India
  • Comfort letter from the parent company intending to support the operation in India
  • Two copies of Certificate of Incorporation, MOA & AOA of the parent company in English duly attested by the Indian embassy or notary public in the country of registration and apostile
  • The Latest audited Balance sheet and annual accounts of parent company duly Translated notarized for past Three years & Certified by Indian Consulate & Directors
  • Name, Address, email ID etc of the authorized person in Home Country.
  • Details of Bankers of the parent company along with the bank account number
  • Expected funding level for operations in India
  • Address of the proposed local office & details of employees and head of the office if decided
  • Details of Activity carried out in Home Country by the parent company in brief
  • Report from the banker of the parent company showing the number of years the applicant/parent company has had banking relations with that bank
  • The latest Proof of identity & address of all the Directors
  • Structure of the parent company
  • Resolution for Opening up Bank Account with the Banker

Documents required to Intimate ROC 


Intimation to ROC in Form FC-1 along with following docs within 30 days from the date of RBI approval:  


  • Reserve Bank India (RBI)’s permission to establish Branch office in India
  • Notarized or consularised copy of the certificate of incorporation and Memorandum Of Association and Articles Of Association of the Foreign Company. (The English translation of these documents is required if they are in any other language.)
  • Notarized copy of the Power of Attorney in favor of a person resident in India, authorizing him to accept on behalf of a company service of process and any notices or other documents required to be served on the company.
  • A list of directors of the Company notarized containing particulars regarding name & surname in full, his residential address, nationality, business occupation and if he has no business occupation but holds any other directorships, particulars of that directorship or of some one of those directorships.
  • Complete KYC of Shareholders holding more than 10% Equity in the Applicant Company
  • Notarized copy of the extracts of Board Resolutions of the Foreign Company
  • Documentary Proof of Establishment of office (E.g. Rent agreement, lease deed etc.)
  • Certified True Copy of Certificate of change in object/name etc. of the Foreign Company.


Note: All the documents must be in English and Apostiled.

How to Form a Branch in India?


5 simple steps


Fill in the simple checklist


Application to AD bank


Filing with MCA


Opening a Bank Account


Post Incorporation Registration    

Fill in the Simple Checklist

Private limited registrationA Compliance Manager will get in touch with you to obtain your documents along with a simple checklist for incorporation of wholly owned subsidiary in India. You need to fill up that checklist and submit along with your documents for processing. Our expert team will verify documents and proceed with registration formalities. Throughout the process, your dedicated Compliance Manager will keep you updated.

Application to the AD Bank

Private limited registrationOnce you submit the documents along with checklist, we will prepare documents relevant to establishing branch office attested by India Embassy / Notary Public in the Country of Registration. Once all the documents are ready we will Submit the application for establishing the Branch Office in India. Once the RBI approves the Branch Office, It will be allotted a Unique Identification Number (UIN). Then we will file the other documents.

Branch Office Registration

Private limited registrationAfter getting approval from RBI & establishment of Branch Office in India, foreign company shall within 30 days, file the incorporation documents with MCA in part B of Form SPICe + with subscription statement. MCA approves the forms within 4-5 days & issues Incorporation Certificate with CIN & PAN/TAN allotment. You may then proceed to open your Company Bank Account in AD Category-I Bank like ICICI, HDFC etc.

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FAQs On Private Limited Company in Mumbai

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  • WWhat is Branch Office?

    Branch office in relation to a Company means:

    -Any establishment described as a branch by the company; or,
    -Any establishment carrying on either the same or substantially the same activity as that carried out by the head office of the company; or
    -Any establishment engaged in production, processing or manufacturing.

  • Can I Open a Bank Account in the Name of the Branch Office?

    Branch Office after receiving approval from RBI can proceed further to open a Branch Office in India. Before opening a Bank Account in any bank like HDSFC, ICICI, Kotak bank etc., the Branch office need to obtain PAN Number.

  • Are the Branch Office and Liasion Office the same?

    -A Liaison Office is like a representative office set up primarily to explore and understand the business and investment climate.
    -An office of a firm which is located somewhere other than the firm’s main office location. In other words, a branch is simply another location and is still involved in the business activities of the firm.

  • What is the meaning of apostille?

    – An Apostille is simply the name for a specialized certificate, issued by the Secretary of State. – – The Apostille is attached to your original document to verify it is legitimate and authentic so it will be accepted in one of the other countries who are members of the Hague Apostille Convention.India, since 2005, is a member of the Hague Convention of October 5, 1961 that abolished the requirement of legalization of foreign public documents.
    – Moreover, An apostille certificate can be used to authenticate public documents like passport copy, drivers license copy, business documents, judgements, extract of a register or a notarial attestation.
    – Any document Apostilled in one member country is acceptable in all the other 104 member-countries, signatory to the referred convention of 1961 thus greatly simplifying the process of attestation by making it needless to get the documents attested in each or for each of the countries separately.
    – Our team will be happy to explain to you more in detail.

  • Which countries do you provide your services to? provides Indian Subsidiary Registration all across the world. You can obtain Indian Subsidiary Registration from the 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 to you how to open a Branch office In India, what are the costs associated with it and the process of investing in India. Write to us at or call us @+91 9643 203 209.

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