A mutual fund is a pool of money from numerous investors who wish to save or make money just like you. Investing in a mutual fund can be a lot easier than buying and selling individual stocks and bonds on your own.

Obtain a valid certification from the National Institute of Securities Market(NISM) by passing their certification examination ‘NISM Series V-A : Mutual Fund Distributors Certification Examination.

AMFI (Association of Mutual Funds in India) the apex body of all the registered asset management companies was incorporated on August 22, 1995 as a nonprofit organization. All the asset management companies that have launched mutual fund schemes are its members

All AMFI/ NISM Certified Intermediaries engaged in marketing and selling of Mutual Fund schemes are required to be registered with AMFI after passing AMFI/ NISM Certification Test. The Mutual Funds will not be able to deal with intermediaries who are not registered with AMFI and obtained ARN.

Procedure for obtaining registration

  1. AMFI has authorized M/s Computer Age Management Services Pvt. Ltd. (CAMS) to act as processing agent on its behalf for the purpose of ARN.
  2. For registering with AMFI, Intermediaries are required to apply in the prescribed form. The form can be obtained from the office of AMFI or any office of CAMS. Alternatively the form can also be downloaded from AMFI’s website amfiindia.com.

  3. Application forms must be submitted along with KYD acknowledgement or along with KYD application form in person, in case KYD process is not completed, to the office of CAMS (CAMS-POS)

Fess and documents required to be submitted in respect of various categories of intermediaries

Entity Documents Additional Requirement ARN Fees
Banks (Other than those specified below) Copy of license issued by RBI, Copy of Board Resolution & List of Authorized signatories with Specimen signature AMFI/ NISM Certified & AMFI Registered Corporate Employee. 4,00,000
Regional Rural Banks, District Central Co-Op. Banks Copy of license issued by RBI, Copy of Board Resolution & List of Authorized signatories with Specimen signature AMFI/ NISM Certified & AMFI Registered Corporate Employee. 1,00,000
Non Banking Finance Company (NBFC) Copy of Certificate of Registration issued by RBI, Copy of AOA/ MOA, Copy of Board Resolution, List of Authorized Signatories with Specimen signature AMFI/ NISM Certified & AMFI Registered Corporate Employee. 1,00,000
Public Ltd. Co. MOA and AOA, Copy of Board Resolution & List of Authorized signatories with Specimen signature AMFI/ NISM Certified & AMFI Registered Corporate Employee. 4,00,000
Pvt. Ltd. Co. MOA and AOA, Copy of Board Resolution & List of Authorized signatories with Specimen signature AMFI/ NISM Certified & AMFI Registered Corporate Employee. 40,000
Limited Liability Partnership (LLP) Declaration in specified formatCertificate of Incorporation of LLP (in form 16)

Copy of LLP Agreement

Name, address and PAN details of the Designated Partners.

Name, address and PAN details of other partners (other than the Designated Partners)

Other persons authorized to act on behalf of the LLP.

AMFI/ NISM Certified & AMFI Registered Corporate Employee 40,000
Partnership Firm Declaration in specified format, Partnership Deed & List of Authorized signatories with Specimen signature AMFI/ NISM Certified & AMFI Registered Corporate Employee. 20,000
Post Offices List of Authorized signatories with Specimen signature AMFI/ NISM Certified & AMFI Registered Corporate Employee. 15,000
Micro Finance Institution The relevant documents as may be applicable as stated above, depending on the category under which the Micro Finance Institution is incorporated viz. Society, Trust, Company, NBFC, etc. and the document evidencing that the entity is a Micro Finance Institution AMFI/ NISM Certified & AMFI Registered Corporate Employee. 15,000
Proprietorship Firms Self Declaration for Proprietorship firm in prescribed format AMFI/ NISM Certified & AMFI Registered Proprietor/ Employee 3,000
Individuals Copy of AMFI/ NISM passing Certificate/ NISM Mark SheetSelf attested copy of mark-sheet containing candidate’s photo and PAN is accepted up to two months from date of exam. Thereafter one has to submit a self attested copy of passing certificate along with the application. Two stamp size photographs 3,000
Senior Citizens Criteria to apply for allotment of ARN under this category :A person who has attained age of 50 years as on May 31, 2010 OR

A person who has at least 10 years experience in the securities market as on May 31, 2010 AND/OR

A person who has at least 10 years experience in distribution of Mutual Fund Products as on May 31, 2010

 

Any individual satisfying any of the above mentioned criteria is eligible to register himself as ARN holder under senior citizen category.

Copy of CPE certificate Two stamp size photographs 3,000
New Cadre of Distributors as defined in SEBI Circular dated September 13, 2012 and as notified by AMFI

Postal agents, Retired Govt employees, Retired teachers, retired bank officer, Intermediaries / Agents engaged in distribution of financial products registered with any other Financial Services Regulator, Persons of 50 years of age or more, Any other person (including students), who has obtained NISM certification by passing exam “NISM

Series V-B : Mutual Fund Foundation Certification Examination”

Self attested copy of certificate issued by NISM in respect of “NISM Series V-B :Mutual Fund Foundation Certification Examination, If the applicant is from the category “Any other person (including students)”, he/ she is required to submit Self Attested copy of Mark Sheet /passing certificate in respect of “NISM

Series V-B : Mutual Fund Foundation Certification Examination

1,500

Fees payable for issuing duplicate ARN Card

a) Fees payable for obtaining duplicate ARN card due to change of name, address, ARN card lost, etc. in case of individuals/senior citizens is Rs. 1000

b) Fees payable for obtaining duplicate EUIN card due to change of name/ EUIN card lost, etc. in case of corporate employees is Rs. 1000

c) Fees payable for issue of duplicate Certificate of Registration in case corporates is Rs. 5000

Fees payable for issue of Certificate of Registration to Corporates (existing ARN Holders) due to change in name/ change of status

a) Change in name without change in status : 10,000

b) Change in name due to change in status : the fees payable would be higher of

  • Rs 10,000 and
  • the differential fee, if the change in status is from a category charged with lower registration fee to a category charged with higher registration fee+
(Author- Prateek Rustagi ,B.Com(H) PGDBA Finance and CA Final student)

 

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19 responses to “How to Register as AMFI Registered Mutual Fund Advisors (ARMFA)”

  1. ravi dutt shukla says:

    Sir i am agent in sahara india, i want to mutual fund agency

  2. SANJAY KUMAR SHAW says:

    Dear Sir, I am a full time Insurance Agent (LIC). I wish get AMFI certification and confident that I can canvas my clients for investing in Mutual Funds.
    Please lNFORM ME IN DETAILS

  3. Ravindra Gawande says:

    Dear Sir, I am a full time Insurance Agent (Sbi life). I want individual mf Ajency .
    Plz help me ….ra_ga07@rediffmail.com mob no.9826806694

  4. kamal haldar says:

    Plz help me how can i resgieter our NGO as mutual fund distributor on same microfinance.plz answer me-9735654140 or email id-kamalhalder214@gmail.com

  5. Krishna B.L. Karn says:

    What is CPE certificate in case of senior citizen as a retired bank officer ?

  6. harshit says:

    procees of getting arn card and arn certificate for proprietorship???

  7. Monika dwivedi says:

    Process to get euin code

  8. Monika dwivedi says:

    M working in bank.already cleared the exam amfi he can I get my ruin code.
    Kindly reply

  9. Rajeev Sinha says:

    I want to be a amfi advisor,what is the procedure,please guide me.

  10. A Kannan says:

    Dear Sir, I am a clerk working in a private firm and also a part-time Insurance Agent (LIC). I wish get AMFI certification and confident that I can canvas my clients for investing in Mutual Funds.

    Please let me know, about the monetary benefit one can enjoy by canvasing investors into MFs.

    Regards
    A Kannan

    • amit sharma says:

      Dear Sir, I am a clerk working in a private firm and also a part-time Insurance Agent (LIC). I wish get AMFI certification and confident that I can canvas my clients for investing in Mutual Funds.
      Please let me know, about the monetary benefit one can enjoy by canvasing investors into MFs.

    • amit sharma says:

      Dear Sir, I am a full time Insurance Agent (LIC). I wish get AMFI certification and confident that I can canvas my clients for investing in Mutual Funds.
      Please let me know, about the monetary benefit one can enjoy by canvasing investors into MFs.

  11. Sampath says:

    Dear Sir, I am studying MBA ( finance ) final year. I came to know about AMFI certification program & i want to know how the AMFI certificate help my career. Which certification program should i choose in AMFI & how much fee should i pay for AMFI certification exam. Pls suggest.

  12. Autri Basu says:

    I want to have AMFI certication as am new to this field and working in financial sector for last 4 years

  13. nitin kumar gupta says:

    dear sir my arn expired on 27 december 2013 .
    plz help me how can i register myself again as mutual fund distributor on same arn-35984. mobile-9935739787

  14. sameer darediya says:

    About amfi

  15. Prateek says:

    CA provides advisory services to the clients

  16. Tarannum says:

    What is benefit of dealing in mutual funds for practicing chartered accountant?

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