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.
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.
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.
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).
Yes, NRIs / Foreign Nationals / Foreign Companies can hold shares of a Private Limited Company subject to Foreign Direct Investment (FDI) Guidelines.
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.
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.
A private limited company must have a minimum of two Directors and can have up to a maximum of fifteen Directors.
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.
No, you will not have to be present in India to register a company or firm in India.
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.