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Steps to Check Company Registration Status on MCA

Updated on: Oct 17th, 2023


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The Ministry of Corporate Affairs (MCA) is a government portal containing details of all the companies incorporated in India. It has details of all the types of companies and Limited Liability Partnership (LLP).

One can check the Company registration number, type of company, date of incorporation, charges of a company, directors of the company, etc. from the site. The balance sheets and other documents of a company along with annual returns are also available on the website for payment of appropriate fees.


Steps to Check Company Registration Status

Step 1: Go to the MCA website

Step 2: Go to the ‘MCA Services’ tab. In the drop-down click on ‘View Company/LLP Master Data’.

Step 3: Enter the company CIN. Enter the captcha code. Click on ‘Submit’.

You can also search for CIN by clicking on the search icon beside the ‘Company/LLP Name’ field.

The result page will show the following details inter-alia:

  • CIN
  • Name of Company
  • ROC code
  • Company registration number
  • Company category
  • Class of company
  • Date of Incorporation
  • Authorised and paid-up capital
  • Number of members
  • Date of incorporation
  • Registered address and e-mail
  • Assets under charge
  • Details of all the directors of the company

Steps for Downloading an Incorporation Certificate From MCA

You need to follow the steps mentioned below:

  • Log in to the ‘Ministry of Corporate Affairs portal’ i.e. MCA. You will need your user ID and password.
  • Navigate to the ‘Get Certified Copies’ tab under the ‘MCA Services’ tab.
  • Type the CIN/company name for which you need the certified copies and choose the company details.
  • Choose the document for which a certified copy is needed and the year in which the same was filed. For this reason, it is always suggested to verify the document via public inspection and then proceed.
  • Choose the number of pages, range and copies needed as certified.
  • The fee details needed to be paid will be displayed on the screen along with the stamp duty charges. Click on the ‘Add to cart’ option.
  • At this step, you will be able to add more documents for which you need certified copies. Always ensure to add attachments individually as choosing the form alone will not imply that the attachments will also be certified. The request for getting certified copies of your attachments needs to be made individually.
  • Once you have chosen the documents, click on the option ‘View Payment details’.
  • Click on ‘Make payment’.
  • Make payments using payment modes such as credit card, debit card, internet banking, or NEFT.

Frequently Asked Questions

What is CIN?

The Corporate Identification Number (CIN) is a 21 digits alpha-numeric code issued to companies on being registered by the Registrar of Companies (ROCs) situated in different states across India under the Ministry of Corporate Affairs (MCA). The CIN is the unique identification number of a company and must be entered in all the forms required to be filed by the company on the MCA portal.

What is ROC?

The Registrar of Companies ( ROC ) is an office under the MCA, which deals with the administration of companies in India. The  Registrar of Companies (ROCs) is operating in all the major states/UT’s. The ROCs register companies across the states and the UTs, maintain a registry of records concerning companies that are registered with them and allow the general public to access this information on payment of a stipulated fee.

What are assets under charge?

A charge means a right or interest obtained by a creditor or lender in the property of the company by way of security that the company will pay back the debt. A company’s borrowings are backed by securities, on the strength of which loans are given to them by the banks and financial institutions. Assets under charge are the assets of the company upon which a charge is created for the company’s borrowing.

Every company creating or modifying a charge on its property or assets should register the particulars of charge with the ROC within 30 days of such creation. The company registration search provides the details of the assets under the charge of the company registered with the ROC.

What is DIN?

DIN or Director Identification Number is a unique Identification Number allotted to the person appointed as a director of a company. A DIN can be acquired by filling the SPICe form at the time of incorporation of the company.

What is the SPICe+ form?

The Simplified Proforma for Incorporating Company Electronically or SPICe+ helps incorporate a company with a single application for:

  • The reservation of name;
  • Application for allotment of DIN;
  • Incorporation of a new company; and
  • Allotment of PAN and TAN.

The form integrates many steps that were earlier individual forms into a single process and makes the company formation process time-efficient.

What is DSC? Is it mandatory to file the SPICe+ (INC-32) and RUN?

DSC refers to a Digital Signature Certificate. It must be obtained from a certifying agency that has been recognized by the government. Since the registration process is now online, all the forms require a valid DSC. The cost of DSC acquisition may vary, largely depending on the certifying agency that it may be purchased from. To file a SPICe+ (INC – 32) form, you need to have a DSC, however, for accessing the RUN and filing you do not require a DSC.

What is RUN? 

Reservation of name or RUN is a web service used for reserving a name for a new company or to change the name for any existing company. However, from 23rd February 2020, the name of the company needs to be reserved in the SPICe+ form. RUN service is used to change the name of the company.

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Quick Summary

The Ministry of Corporate Affairs (MCA) portal in India offers details of companies and LLPs, including registration number, type, directors, balance sheets. Steps for checking registration status and downloading documents from MCA are provided. FAQs cover topics like Corporate Identification Number (CIN), Registrar of Companies (ROC), assets under charge, Director Identification Number (DIN), SPICe+ form, Digital Signature Certificate (DSC), and name reservation service (RUN).

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