eForm INC-22 (Notice of situation or change of address of the registered office of the company) – Article explains   Law(s) Governing the Form INC-22 , Purpose of the eForm INC-22 , Form Number as per Companies Act, 1956, Specific Instructions to fill the Form INC-22 at Field Level, Time Limit for filing of Form INC-22,  Processing Type of eForm INC-22,  SRN Generation on submission of eForm INC-22, Challan Generation on submission of eForm INC-22, Intimation of approval/rejection of eForm INC-22, Certificates In case of change in registered office from one state to another and Fees Payable for filing of eForm INC-22.

A. Law(s) Governing the eForm INC-22

eForm INC-22 is required to be filed pursuant to Section 12 (2) & 12 (4) of the Companies Act, 2013 and rule 25 & 27 of the Companies (Incorporation) Rules, 2014 which are reproduced for your reference:

a. Extract of Section 12 (2) & 12 (4) of the Companies Act, 2013:

(2) The company shall furnish to the Registrar verification of its registered office within a period of thirty days of its incorporation in such manner as may be prescribed.

(4) Notice of every change of the situation of the registered office, verified in the manner prescribed, after the date of incorporation of the company, shall be given to the Registrar within fifteen days of the change, who shall record the same.

b. Extract of rule 25 & 27 of the Companies (Incorporation) Rules, 2014

Rule 25: Verification of registered office.-

(1) The verification of the registered office shall be filed in Form No. INC-22 along with the fee and

(2) there shall be attached to said Form, any of the following documents, namely –

a. the registered document of the title of the premises of the registered office in the name of the company; or

b. the notarized copy of lease / rent agreement in the name of the company along with a copy of rent paid receipt not older than one month;

c. the authorization from the owner or authorized occupant of the premises along with proof of ownership or occupancy authorization, to use the premises by the company as its registered office. and

d. the proof of evidence of any utility service like telephone, gas, electricity, etc. depicting the address of the premises in the name of the owner or document, as the case may be, which is not older than two months.

Rule 27: Notice and verification of change of situation of the registered office.-

The notice of change of the situation of the registered office and verification thereof shall be filed in Form No. INC-22 along with the fee and shall be attached to said Form, the similar documents and manner of verification as are prescribed for verification of Registered office on incorporation as above in terms of sub-section (2) of section 12.

B. Purpose of the Form INC-22

The company is required to furnish to the Registrar verification of its registered office in eForm INC-22 within a period of thirty days from the date of its incorporation. The company can also specify the address of registered office at the time of filing incorporation eForms. For this, the applicant shall upload eForm INC-22 as linked form to eForm INC-7. In case of One Person Company, the particulars of the registered office address can be filed in eForm INC-2 only.

And any change in situation of the registered office thereafter, the company is required to notify to Registrar in eForm INC-22 within fifteen days of such change.

C. Form Number as per Companies Act, 1956-

Form 18 as per Companies Act, 1956.

Part II – Instructions to fill the eForm

D. Specific Instructions to fill the Form INC-22 at Field Level

Instructions to fill the eForm are tabulated below at field level. Only important fields that require detailed instructions to be filled in eForm are explained. Self-explanatory fields are not discussed.

S. No/Section Name Field Name Instructions
1 This Form is for Select from one of the options below:

o New Company

o Existing Company

eForm INC-22 is being filed by new company for establishing its registered office and verification thereof and same is filed by existing company in case of change in situation of registered office of the company.

In case of a new company
2 (a) Corporate identity number (CIN) of company or SRN of Form No. INC-1 Enter an approved SRN of eForm INC-1 filed for name reservation in case of new company.
Pre-fill button Click the Pre-fill button. On clicking the button, system shall automatically display name of the company.
4 (a) Notice is hereby given that Enter the date of establishing the registered office of the company. The company shall have its registered office on and from the fifteenth day of its incorporation. New company will select the option from the date of incorporation of the company.

Enter the details of address of the registered office of the company.

Enter the email id of the company for communication purposes. Ensure that this email id is valid as intimation regarding processing of the eForms, important communication from RoC office shall also be communicated electronically at the email id being mentioned here.

(b) Registered Office is Select the type of ownership of the registered office.
(c) Name of office of proposed RoC or new RoC In case the address of registered office of the company is in the state of Maharashtra or Tamil Nadu, the district-wise jurisdiction of the concerned Registrar of Companies is as below.

Maharashtra:

RoC Pune is having jurisdiction on the following districts –

Ahmednagar, Kolhapur, Pune, Ratnagiri, Sangli, Satara, Sindhudurg, Sholapur

RoC Mumbai is having jurisdiction on the remaining districts in the state.

Tamilnadu:

RoC Coimbatore is having jurisdiction on the following districts –

Coimbatore, Dharmapuri, Dindigul, Erode,
Krishnagiri, Nammakkal, Nilgiris, Salem

RoC Chennai is having jurisdiction on the remaining districts in the state.

(d) Full address of police station under whose jurisdiction the registered office is situated Enter the details of the address of the police station under whose jurisdiction the registered office of the company is situated.
(e) Particulars of the Utility Services Bill depicting the address of the registered office (not older than two months) Select the utility services like telephone, gas, electricity or mobile as a proof of address of the registered office of the company from the drop down values.
Attachments
  • Proof of registered office address (Conveyance! Lease deed/Rent Agreement etc. along with the rent receipts is required to be attached).
  • Copies of the utility bills (proof of evidence of any utility service like telephone, gas ,electricity etc. depicting the address of the premises not older than two months is required to be attached).
  • Proof that the company is permitted to use the address as the registered office of the Company ………. (Authorization from the owner or occupant of the premises along with proof of ownership or occupancy and it is mandatory if registered office is owned by any other entity! person (not taken on lease by company).

Any other information can be provided as an optional attachment(s).

In case of existing company
  • In case of change in registered office of a company within local limits of city, town or village or outside local limits of city, town or village but within same state and with same RoC, then the company is required to file eForm MGT-14 (if applicable) and eForm INC-22.
  • In case the registered office of the company is shifted from the jurisdiction of one RoC office to another RoC office within the same state or otherwise then the company is required to file both eForm INC-23 for RD’s approval and eForm INC-28 (old Form 21)for notice of RD’s approval order and eForm INC-22 only once.
  • Old RoC office shall process the eForm and forward the same to the new RoC office for registration. Please note that approval of such eForm INC-22 shall not be allowed in case there is any other eForm(s) pending for payment of fee or is under processing in respect of the company.
  • Company shall be required to obtain the changed CIN and the Certificate for change of registered address from the RoC office, where the company is shifting (that is from the office of new RoC).
2 (a) Corporate identity number (CIN) of company or SRN of Form No. INC-1 Enter valid and active CIN of the company.
Pre-fill button Click the Pre-fill button. On clicking the button, system shall automatically display name, address of the registered office and name of existing RoC of the company
3 (b) Purpose of the form Select the purpose of filing the eForm.
4 (a) Notice is hereby given that Enter the date from which the registered office of the company has been established (verification) or changed.

The company shall have its registered office on and from the fifteenth day of its incorporation and its verification can be filed by such company.

Enter the details of the new address of the registered office of the company.

Enter the email id of the company for communication purposes.

(b) Registered Office is Select the type of ownership of the registered office.
(c) Name of office of proposed RoC or new RoC In case the address is in the state of Maharashtra or Tamil Nadu, the district-wise jurisdiction of the concerned Registrar of Companies is as below.

Maharashtra:

RoC Pune is having jurisdiction on the following districts –

Ahmednagar, Kolhapur, Pune, Ratnagiri, Sangli, Satara, Sindhudurg, Sholapur

RoC Mumbai is having jurisdiction on the remaining districts in the state.

Tamilnadu:

RoC Coimbatore is having jurisdiction on the following districts –

Coimbatore, Dharmapuri, Dindigul, Erode,
Krishnagiri, Nammakkal, Nilgiris, Salem

RoC Chennai is having jurisdiction on the remaining districts in the state.

(d) Full address of police station under whose jurisdiction the registered office is situated Enter the details of the address of the police station under whose jurisdiction the registered office of the company is situated.
(e) Particulars of the Utility Services Bill depicting the address of the registered office (not older than two months) Select the utility services like telephone, gas, electricity or mobile as a proof of address of the registered office of the company from the drop down values.
5 (a) SRN of Form MGT-14 Enter the SRN of relevant eForm 23/MGT-14 in case purpose of the eForm is other than ‘Change within local limits of city, town or vi lage’.
5 & (b) SRN of Form INC.28/ order of Central Government Enter the SRN of relevant eForm INC-28 (old Form 21) for notice of approval of RD’s order for shifting the registered office from one RoC to another within the same state or from one state to another.

Enter the date of order of Regional Director case of change of registered office for shifting the registered office from one RoC to another within the same state or from one state to another.

Declaration Select the first checkbox in case of new company and second checkbox in case of existing company and rest can be selected in all cases except OPC cannot select last checkbox.

Select one of the options from the values Director/Manager/Company Secretary in case of new company and enter the serial number and date of board resolution where person is authorized to sign and submit the eForm.

To be
digitally signed by
Designation Select one of the option from the drop-down list – Director/Manager /Company Secretary /CEO/ CFO.
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  • Ensure the eForm is digitally signed by the same person whose designation is reflected in drop down of the declaration of the eForm and is authorized by board resolution to sign the eForm.
Director identification number of the director; or

DIN or PAN of the manager/CEO/CFO; or Membership number of the Company Secretary

  • In case the person digitally signing the eForm is a Director – Enter the approved DIN.
  • In case the person digitally signing the eForm is Manager, Chief Executive Officer (CEO) or Chief Financial Officer (CFO) – Enter approved DIN or valid income-tax PAN.
  • In case the person digitally signing the eForm is Company Secretary – Enter valid membership number.
Certificate by practicing professional
  • The eForm is required to be certified if check box 3 is selected in declaration except filing by OPC, by a chartered accountant (in whole-time practice) or cost accountant (in whole-time practice) or company secretary (in whole-time practice) by digitally signing the eForm.
  • Select the relevant category of the professional and whether he/ she is an associate or fellow.
  • Enter valid membership number and certificate of practice number of the practicing professionals.
Attachments The following two attachments are mandatory in all cases:

  • Proof of Registered Office address (Conveyance/Lease deed/ Rent Agreement etc. along with the rent receipts).
  • Copies of the utility bills (proof of evidence of any utility service like telephone, gas ,electricity etc. depicting the address of the premises not older than two months is required to be attached ).
  • Altered Memorandum of association. This is mandatory to attach in case of shifting of registered office from one state to another within the jurisdiction of same RoC or from one state to another outside the jurisdiction of existing RoC.
  • A proof that the Company is permitted to use the address…… Authorization from the owner or occupant of the premises along with proof of ownership or occupancy and it is mandatory if registered office is owned by any other entity/ person (not taken on lease by company).
  • Certified copy of order of competent authority. It is mandatory to attach in case of shifting of registered office from one RoC to another within the same state or from one state to another within the jurisdiction of same RoC or from one state to another outside the jurisdiction of existing RoC.
  • List of all the companies (specifying their CIN) having the same registered office address, if any.

Any other information can be provided as an optional attachment(s).

E. Time Limit for filing of eForm INC-22

S. No

 

Purpose

 

Logic for
Additional Fees
Event Date Time limit (days) for filing
1. New Company Date of Incorporation 30 days
2. Existing Company Date of shifting the registered office. 15 days

F. Processing Type of eForm INC-22

eForm INC-22 will be processed by the office of Registrar of Companies.

G. SRN Generation on submission of eForm INC-22

On successful submission of the eForm INC-22, SRN will be generated and shown to the user which will be used for future correspondence with MCA.

H. Challan Generation on submission of eForm INC-22

On successful submission of the eForm INC-22, Challan will be generated depicting the details of the fees paid by the user to the Ministry. It is the acknowledgement to the user that the eForm has been filed.

I. Intimation of approval/rejection of eForm INC-22

When an eForm is approved/rejected by the authority concerned, an acknowledgement of approval/rejection letter along with related documents if there is any is sent to the user in the form of an email to the email id of the company.

J. Certificates In case of change in registered office from one state to another

In case of change in registered office from one state to another, a new CIN shall be allocated to the company as per the new state code and a system generated certificate of shifting of registered office from one state to another state is issued by the new Registrar. A certificate of shifting of registered office from jurisdiction of one RoC to the other RoC within a State is also issued by new Registrar and sent to the user. These certificates are sent as an attachment to the email, after approval is granted.

K. Fees Payable for filing of eForm INC-22

The Companies (Registration offices and fees) Rules, 2014 in case of company have share capital

Nominal Share Capital Fee applicable
Less than 1,00,000 Rupees 200
1,00,000 to 4,99,999 Rupees 300
5,00,000 to 24,99,999 Rupees 400
25,00,000 to 99,99,999 Rupees 500
1,00,00,000 or more Rupees 600

In case of company not having share capital

Rupees 200

Additional fees

Period of delays
Up to 30 days 2 times of normal fees
More than 30 days and up to 60 days 4 times of normal fees
More than 60 days and up to 90 days 6 times of normal fees
More than 90 days and up to 180 days 10 times of normal fees
More than 180 days 12 times of normal fees

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