How Can We Check Whether A Company Is Registered Or Not?

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Last Updated: Dec 15, 2023
How Can We Check Whether A Company Is Registered Or Not?

When We Need To Know Whether A Company Is Registered Or Not

Well, in the corporate world we often come across situations and circumstances, wherein we need information about a particular company. For instance, we may need to know whether a particular company is registered or not. Well, there is an easy method to find out whether a company is registered or not.

MCA Provides A Portal Containing Details Of All Incorporated Companies

All the firms that have been incorporated in India are listed here on this government portal of the Ministry of Corporate Affairs (MCA). It is simply a directory that can be used to access a list of all firms and limited liability partnerships (LLP) in India, as well as their contact information. By releasing firm data online, the portal makes it publicly available on MCA. Besides validating the company’s details, the details of the charge and the company’s signature details can also be found on it.

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What All Does This Portal Provide?

With this portal, it has become easier for citizens to check the status of registration and other company details like the number of the registration, the type of company, incorporation date, charges of a company, the directors of the company, etc. Apart from this fundamental information, the balance sheets and other crucial documents of a firm, including annual returns, are also available on the internet for a fee.

Checking the Registration Status of a Company

We can check the registration status of a company using the following steps:  

Step 1: Log on to the website

Firstly, you should log on to the official MCA website in order to access the portal. The official link to the MCA website has been given here:

Step 2: Choose the appropriate Tab

When you are logged in to the website’s home page. The step now is to select the ‘MCA Services’ tab. Once you choose the tab, it will move to the opening of a drop-down. Similarly, the whole list of services will come up in the drop-down. The step after this is to click on the tab which reads- ‘View Company/LLP Master Data’.

Step 3: Fill In The Respective CIN

Now you will be redirected to a form where you must fill in the company Corporate Identification Number (CIN). When the CIN is put in,just enter the captcha code and click on ‘Submit.  Also, if you do not have the company CIN Number, it can also be done by clicking on the search icon beside the ‘Company/LLP Name’ field [shown in red].

When you have filled in all the details appropriately, the result page will show the following details inter-alia:

  • CIN/LLPIN/1A Ref No.
  • Company or LLP name
  • The state in which the company is operating
  • Registration date
  • Company status
  • Registrar of Companies (ROC) information and registration number of the company
  • Company category, for instance, a company restricted by shares or guarantee
  • Class of company (public or private company.)
  • The company’s authorized capital and the paid-up capital of the company
  • Date of incorporation
  • Address and email of the company
  • The listing status of the company
  • Last annual general meeting date and company status
  • Other services

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Besides, verifying the mentioned details, you can also use the following services. You can procure the following information as well from this portal:

The index of charges on a company:  When a company takes a loan from a bank or any financial institution, it pays a fee. Herein we can check if a company has taken out a loan from a bank or another financial institution. Also, the state of the charge created, the charge amount and the holder, as well as the charge holder's address, all of them will be found here.

The company's signatory information is as follows: The signatory data of a firm can be used to find the list of directors of a company or the partners of an LLP. Further, you will be able to verify the name of directors, the status of their DIN,  the address of the directors, their designation, their date of appointment, and digital signature status.

The balance sheets and other records of a company along with the tax statements can also be seen on the website by paying a fee.

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Frequent Doubts Among Users Of This Portal:

Users frequently have doubts about the following:

1. What is a DIN?

Director Identification Number or DIN is a particular identification number allocated to a person named as the company’s director. Upon incorporation of the business, a DIN can be obtained by filling out the SPICe+ form.

2. What is a DSC and how to get one?

DSC stands for a Digital Signature Certificate. A DSC can be obtained from any government-approved certifying body. All forms require a valid Digital Signature Certificate because the majority of the company registration procedure is now done online. The cost of acquiring a DSC varies greatly depending on the certifying entity from which it is received.

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