Can foreign nationals and foreign organizations setup a company in India?
Yes, the foreign companies can setup the subsidiary companies in India with 100% shareholding. Also, foreign nationals can individually be the share holder in the company, barring few sectors like defense, media and retail.
Do I need a Indian resident to setup a company in India?
Yes 1 director of the company should be resident Indian. Its not necessary that he holds any shares. The shares can be help by the foreign nationals
What type of company can be registered in India by foreign nationals?
A Private Limited company is the most suited and widely used structure of companies. Its most suited for all businesses like IT, trading, manufacturing, consultancy. It is not suited for banking and airline companies.
How much time does it take to setup a Indian Company and open a bank account?
The Indian company formation can be completed in 10-15 business days once the documents have been received. The bank account will take another 15 days
Do I need to visit India to setup a company?
No. It’s a completely online process and you do not need to visit India.
Can I hire employees after the company Is registered in India?
Yes after the company is registered and the bank account is open you can start hiring employees in India
What are the tax rates in India?
25% income tax has to be paid on the profits earned in India
What are the documents required for Indian company formation
- Passport of all the foreign nationals
- Address proof like bank statement or mobile bill of the foreign nationals
- Certificate of registration of foreign company
All the documents should be notarized and appostilled. The basic KYC documents of Indian nationals along with the address proof of the place where the company is proposed to be registered is required.
Bank Account opening in India
The bank account in India can be opened completely online. Banks like HSBC and others.
What are the steps to setup a business in India?
Step 1 – Applying for Name
The applied name should be unique and should not resemble to existing company or existing trademark in India
Step 2 – Preparing charter of company
Preparing the MOA and AOA and other forms. And uploading the relevant forms
Step 3 – Opening bank account
This is the most time-consuming step
Step 4 – Deposit of share capital
Once the bank account is opened the shareholders have to deposit the share subscription amount in the Indian bank account
Step 5 – Commencement Certificate
File the commencement certificate once the share capital is deposit and you are set.
You may need other labor law registrations and GST registration depending on the nature of your business.