How to Change Your Company’s Registered Office in India?

Change Your Company’s Registered Office in India

The Registered Office address of a company is the address whereby all the official communication or correspondence related to the company is sent or held. It is mandatory for every company to disclose the address of the registered office at the time of its incorporation or within 30 days from the date of incorporation and certain documents are also required to be submitted as a proof of registered office address of company.

In addition to the Registered Office, a company can have corporate office or branch offices or administrative office at different places for different purposes.

Moreover, a company’s registered office address address of company discloses the domicile of the company i.e. the state of incorporation and thus is governed by the respective Registrar of Companies.

Now, the question arises can a company change of registered office address and if yes then how?

Yes, a company can change its registered office address at any time after the incorporation by following the procedure laid down under Section 12 of the Companies Act, 2013.

 

Steps to change the address of the Registered Office of a Company

1. In case the Registered Office Address is changed within the local limits of the City, Town or Village of the existing Registered Office Address then following mandates are required to fulfilled –

    • The first step is to pass the Board Resolution to effect the change of Registered Office Address
    • Subsequently, the company shall intimate the ROC about the change of Registered Office Address of company by filing Form  INC-22 with the MCA within 30 days from the date of passing of Board Resolution

2. In case the Registered Office Address is changed outside the local limits of the City, Town or Village but within the same ROC and state of the existing Registered Office Address then following mandates are required to fulfilled –

    • The first step is to pass the Board Resolution to effect the change in Registered Office Address
    • Thereafter, the shareholders shall pass a Special Resolution to effect the same
    • Subsequently, the company shall intimate the ROC about the change of Registered Office Address by filing
      • Form INC-22 with the MCA within 30 days from the date of passing of Special Resolution
      • Form MGT-14 with the MCA within 30 days from the date of passing of Special Resolution

3. In case the Registered Office Address of company is changed from one ROC to another ROC but in the same state of the existing Registered Office Address then following mandates are required to fulfilled –

    • The first step is to pass the Board Resolution and Special Resolution to effect the change of Registered Office Address
    • Thereafter, the Company is required to file form MGT-14 to intimate the ROC about the Special Resolution passed
    • Subsequently, the company shall file an application in Form INC-23 before the Regional Director to obtain their consent on shifting of registered office address from one ROC to another but within the same state. The Regional Director is required to reply on the application either confirmation or objection within 30 days from the date of filing of INC-23.
    • On receipt of confirmation from the Regional Director, the company shall intimate the ROC about the confirmation by filing Form INC-28 within 60 days from the date of confirmation.
    • Lastly, on receipt of approval from ROC, the company has to intimate the ROC about the change of Registered Office Address by filing Form INC-22 with the within 30 days from the date of approval.
    • Thereafter, the ROC shall issue a certificate of change in Registered Office Address of company within 30 days from the date of filing of INC-22.

4. In case the Registered Office Address is changed from one state to another state then following mandates are required to fulfilled –

All the 6 steps mentioned in case of shifting of Registered office address from one ROC to another within the state are required to followed and one more step is also be required to be done in case of change in Registered Address from one state to other state that is –

    • To make the required alterations in the Memorandum of Association with effect to the Change in Registered Office Address

 

Conclusion

A Company can easily change its address of the registered office at any time by following the corresponding procedure. If you are looking for professionals’ help for shifting the address of registered office then choose your Trustworthy Advisors Manthan Experts by dialing at +91-9643-969-969 or mail at info@manthanexperts.com.

Our Experts team will guide you the compete the procedure of change of address of Registered Office and will prepare and file the required documents with the ROC within the prescribed time-limit in order to avoid any penalty.

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