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Section 8 Company Incorporation

Why Section 8 Companies?

  • Tax benefits that allows you to efficiently carry out the social impact work.
  • Offers all the benefits of a limited company.
  • No minimum capital requirement

Basic requirements

  • At Least 2 Directors
  • At Least one Indian director
  • Minimum 2 members
  • Anyone who is either: A person (including a partnership firm), An association of persons, Any existing company may form a section 8 company.
  • The organization uses profits and other incomes only for promoting one or more of the above causes for which the Section 8 Company was established as the above cause.
  • A section 8 company can be formed with any of the following causes: Commerce, Arts, Science, Sports, Education, Research, Social Welfare, Religion, Charity, Protection of environment or any other such object which is like above objects.

Process Flow

Step 1

Share requirements + documents

Share your requirements and the list of documents mentioned below.
Step 2

DSC application

For those who do not already own Digital Signature Certificate, we will help in applying for it as it is used for signing documents digitally
Step 3

Application for name approval

Select two names and either of them available would be would be approved by MCA, if both names are not available we need to reapply
Step 4

Drafting of AoA , MoA

We will help in drafting the Memorandum of Association which contains an object clause, name clause, etc as well as the Article of Association which contains all the guidelines of company operations
Step 5

Application for Incorporation and Approval

We will submit an application for incorporation to MCA and only after their approval certificate of commencement of business would be received
Step 6

Sharing Deliverables

We will share DSC, MoA, AoA and certificate of commencement as deliverables


Documents required

  • A declaration by a professional such as a Chartered Accountant in Form INC 14.
  • A statement which lists the grounds for the application.
  • A statement of projected annual income and expenditure of the company for the next 3 years, as well as the sources of income.

For promoter:

  • Identity proof (any one of)
    1. Passport (Mandatory if held)
    2. Driving license
    3. Voter ID
  • Address proof ( any one of ) ( Not more than 2 months old)
    1. Bank Statement
    2. Phone Bill
    3. Mobile Bill
    4. Electricity Bill

(Note – For NRI & Foreigners Documents signed outside India must be notarised & apostilled)

For Registered Address:

  • NOC from Owner*
  • Rent Agreement*
  • Utility Bill*


  • DSC of directors/members
  • PAN & TAN
  • Certificate of incorporation
  • MoA and AoA.
  • License under section 8


Why choose Wazzeer?

  • One platform for all your requirements

    Incorporation is just the first step. Wazzeer supports you throughout your journey as an entrepreneur. Log in to get things done efficiently. A dedicated Account Manager offers the required human touch and acts as an advisor to you.

  • Experienced professionals

    Our professionals have at least 5 years of experience and have incorporated thousands of companies among them. The rich experience ensures that the process is smooth and right in the first go.

  • Defined process

    Over the last few years, doing over 500 incorporations, we have defined every step of the process. A virtual process is in place enabling us to deliver hassle free experience for you.

  • Cost Effective

    You pay what you see in the proposal. No surprises or hidden charges.

Frequently Asked Questions

Broadly, the name has three components:

  • Unique component: This is the prime name of your company. It should be unique, not already been trademarked, and should not contain phrases and words that are blacklisted by the RBI. Even if a name meets these criteria, the RoC might reject the name application on grounds of it being similar to already existing names.
  • Description of business: There should be a word or phrase which follow the Unique Component of the name which describes or indicates the main business of the Company. Some of the popular descriptive words are Technology/ies, Internet of Things, Chemicals, Builders, etc. The words bank, exchange, and stock exchange, unless approved by RBI or SEBI, would also be rejected.
  • Suffix: There will be no Suffix for a section 8 company

Things to keep in mind while selecting the unique component of the name:

  • It must be short and simple: The name must be concise and not be too long. People should be able to say it easily and they should be able to recollect your company’s name the first time they read it or hear it
  • It must be meaningful: The name of the company should be related to the business. It must fit the company’s branding.
  • It must be unique: The name of the company mustn’t be the same or identical to an already existing company or a trademark. One must preferably avoid the plural version

One has to obtain the license under section 8 of new companies with a charitable objective. The person who is desirous to incorporate a company under section 8 is required to file an application in form INC 12 along with the prescribed fees to Regional Director for a license. Only after obtaining this license can we apply for Certificate of incorporation for the Section 8 Company. If the Regional Director feels that the company being incorporated is not a charitable/not for profit organization, (s)he can reject the license and Incorporation won’t be completed.

There must be a minimum of two members for private or minimum seven members for public companies. In a Section 8 Company, there is no concept of members. The ownership of the company is divided among the Members of the company.

Dividend is members’ Share of the Profit. By definition, a Section 8 Company is a Charitable organization/not-for-profit company. Hence a Section 8 Company cannot distribute dividends to its members.

There must be a Minimum of two Directors for private or minimum three Directors for public companies. At least one of the Director should be an Indian Resident