Corporate Identity Number (CIN) :- Each Indian company (Listed or Unlisted) has a unique 21 Digit CIN (Corporate Identity Number). This is required to be quoted on all forms. Once this number is filled, company details are automatically filled in E-Forms issued by MCA by using pre-fill function.

Digit No. What it Shows? Remarks
1st digit Listing status If Company is Listed it will start with ‘L ‘and if Company is not Listed it will start with ‘U’
Next 5 digit Industry code
Next 2 digit State code i.e. MH for Maharashtra.
Next 4 digit Year of incorporation I.e. for Company formed in Calendar Year 2011 the same will be 2011.
Next 3 digit Ownership PLC for Public Limited Company

PTC for Private Limited Company.

Last 6 digit ROC reg. i.e. 090868 for ROC- Mumbai

i.e. 090633 for ROC- KOLKATA

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76 Comments

  1. Anupama says:

    Please help with filing complaint- where and how- against a company Home Solution- it gave me a Certificate of Incorporation- state Delhi..but the CIN is of a company in Bangalore..And it says as per Companies Act 2012..is there any such act after 1956?

  2. Janhavi says:

    Dear Sir/madam,
    I want to know that did i need Company Identity Number ?
    because i run a sole proprietorship business.

    Kindly help me on this doubt i am very much great full to you.
    further if you need more info kindly ask me email:jvjoshi41599@gmail.com

  3. Bhawna Sahani says:

    If same company is at different location, will CIN change or will remain same?
    Example, if there is a company name XYZ in MH as well as in Bangluru. Will it have same CIN

  4. Shree says:

    Dear Sir/madam,
    I want to know that did i need Company Identity Number ?
    because i run a sole proprietorship business.

    Kindly help me on this doubt i am very much great full to you.
    further if you need more info kindly ask me email:6daysonline@gmail.com

    1. A K AGARWAL says:

      Dear Sir/Madam,

      I want to know the CIN number of (1) TATA IRON AND STEEL COMPANY (2) APM LIMITED (3) CHOLAMANDALAM FINANCE AND INVESTMENT COMPANY CHENNAI.

  5. रघु सुन्कर says:

    Hi Khoo,

    You can check the company and partnership firms details in following website under view company master data.

    mca.gov.in

  6. chandra kumar says:

    Chandra Kumar says”
    I want to know that did i need Company Identity Number ?
    because i run a sole proprietorship business.
    Or some any circumstances did i need that ?
    Kindly help me on this doubt i am very much great full to you.

  7. Khoo says:

    Dear Sir,

    Any website I can use to check the Sole Proprietor and PTC company details whether it is a genuine or fake company?

    Thank you!

  8. Ashima Sehjpal says:

    Dear All

    CIN no is allotted when a new company is incorporated by Registrar of Companies. This no is only alloted to COMPANIES only not any partnership firm or sole proprietorships. In case of any services related to this pls call on 8860447769

    Thanks
    Ashima

    Practising Company Secretary

  9. aayesha says:

    Dear All

    CIN No is given by REGISTRAR OF COMPANIES WHEN THE COMPANY IS INCORPORATED. ITZ NOT FOR PARTNERSHIPS OR SOLE PROPRIETORSHIP. IN CASE OF ANY COMPANY REGISTRATION PLEASE LEAVE A MESH WITH YOUR PHONE NO.
    YOU WILL BE CONTACTED SOON.

    1. manjunath says:

      Sir I, just plan to open a new pharma company, please inform me the procedure how to get cin, what are the procedure i have to follow, what will be the cost and im in karnataka, please inform me

  10. Mandar Joshi says:

    I have started business in name of Mansy Group Kalyan status – Service Provider. Except GUMASTA License I am not having any documentation who describes registration. If required additional documentations / registrations, eagerly waiting for valued help.

    Mandar Joshi
    9167067001

  11. Rakesh mishra says:

    dear sir i hv the company name as oxford computer education foundation.i wnt its CIN NO. How i get it please do reply early
    also tel me doc. requirement

  12. yasmin says:

    dear sir,

    i want to register my company ie,web development company,so can u plz help me by the procedures that how to get a CIN for a company and the steps ahead….

    I will be thankful 2u………

  13. nivas says:

    Hello sir,

    I want to get CIN no. for suwin SOFTWARE soltion PVT. lTD.
    So what is the procesure for this? What are the documents needed?
    Kindly give me the detail for this.

    THANKING YOU,

  14. KALIKA SINGH says:

    Sir/Madam,
    Kindly provide forward path and procedure to registered my new company name its have its CIN id. I trying to find any online method for applying but did’nt get, plz sir tell me procedure so that I can registered my firm and can started manufacturing by this name.
    Thanks & Rgds,
    KALIKA SINGH

  15. NIRAJ SHAH says:

    Hello sir,

    I want to get CIN no. for HONEYCOMB SOFTWARE PVT. lTD.
    So what is the procesure for this? What are the documents needed?
    Kindly give me the detail for this.

    THANKING YOU,

    Niraj Shah.

  16. ROHIT GUPTA says:

    DEAR SIR,

    I WANT TO KNOW HOW CAN I GET CIN NO FOR OUR COMPANY?

    PLEASE TELL ME ABOUT BENAFITS OF CIN NUMBER, AND ONLINE PROCEDURE OF REGISTRATION

  17. hina says:

    SIR PLEASE TELL ME ABOUT PROFIT OF CIN NUMBER, AND PROCEDURE OF REGISTRATION AND IT IS ONLY PLC & PTC COMPANY OR OTHER ENTERPRISES & PROPERITER COMPANY GET REGISTRATED IN CIN NUMBER

  18. hina says:

    SIR PLEASE TELL ME ABOUT PROFIT OF CIN NUMBER, AND PROCEDURE OF REGISTRATION AND IT IS ONLY PLC & PTC COMPANY OR OTHER ENTERPRISES & PROPERITER COMPANY GET REGISTRATED IN CIN NUMBER –

  19. Bibhu says:

    Respected Sir,
    I want to know that did i need Company Identity Number ?
    because i run a sole proprietorship business.
    Or some any circumstances did i need that ?

    Kindly help me on this doubt i am very much great full to you.
    further if you need more info kindly ask me

  20. aarvinder singh says:

    sir i have a company admission guidance-admission in any where in India
    so i want cin code for this page..can u help me/

  21. Raja says:

    sir i consult a company to overseas job then he demand me 25 thousand rupees for down payment to get a job this company cin number is:u45400wb2011plc161324
    please guide me this company is genuin or not??

  22. JAGVIR SINGH says:

    SIR PLEASE TELL ME ABOUT PROFIT OF CIN NUMBER, AND PROCEDURE OF REGISTRATION AND IT IS ONLY PLC & PTC COMPANY OR OTHER ENTERPRISES & PROPERITER COMPANY GET REGISTRATED IN CIN NUMBER

  23. D. INDRA DEVI says:

    Form 1A name approval, form 18 notification of situation office, directors appointment through Form 32. After processing all three e forms by ROC, a CIN is generated for the company.

  24. Shashi Sinha says:

    Dear Sir/Madam

    What I need to do to get this Corporate identification number? What are the benefit of getting this number?

    With Regards
    A K Sinha
    M/s Shashi Enterprises

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