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FCRA Registration (F)

FCRA Registration.

Charitable Trusts, Societies, Section 8 Company that receive foreign contribution or donation from foreign sources are required to obtain registration under Section 6(1) of Foreign Contribution Regulation Act, 2010. Such a registration under the Foreign Contribution Regulation Act, 2010 is called a FCRA registration

If The Source Of Foreign Contribution Is Found To Be Adverse To The Interests Of The Country.
If The Acceptance Of Foreign Contribution By The Association Is Likely To Be Prejudicial To

(A) The Sovereignty And Integrity Of India;

(B) Free And Fair Elections To Any Legislature Or House Of Parliament;

(C) Public Interest;

(D) Friendly Relations With A Foreign State; Or

(E) Harmony Between Any Religious, Social, Linguistic, Regional Groups, Caste Or Community.

Well, the disadvantages say that they can continue receiving funds from the Unknown Foreign Sources, they can use it for more Advertisement/Propaganda during election times.

The most vulnerable consequences could be Black Money will be used as FDI which may convert it into white. Or they can form shell company that company will invest in another shell company using FDI.

 

Application for FCRA registration can be made using Form FC-3. Along with the application, the following documents must be submitted; there is a pre-requisite to this registration. To register under FCRA, the NGO must have a DARPAN ID. For this ID, it is required to register on DARPAN portal provided by NITI Ayog.

  • Self-certified copy of registration certificate/Trust deed etc., of the association
  • Self-certified copy of relevant pages of Memorandum of Association/ Article of Association showing aim and objects of the association.
  • Activity Report indicating details of activities during the last three years;
  • Copies of relevant audited statement of accounts for the past three years (Assets and Liabilities, Receipt and Payment, Income and Expenditure) clearly reflecting expenditure incurred on aims and objects of the association and on administrative expenditure Once FCRA registration is granted, it is valid for a period of five years.

An application for renewal of FCRA registration can be made 6 months prior to the date of expiry, to keep the registration valid

 

  • Form no FC – 8.
  • Copy of Memorandum and Rules & Regulation of your society.
  • Account Audit Copy for last three years.
  • List of Office Bearers
  • Name and Address of the Bank Account

Once you are prepared with these documents, you may proceed towards the next step which is applying for the registration. To do so, your organization must meet several criteria such as:

  • It should be at least three years old.
  • It must not have any parent society registered with FCRA.
  • Majority of board members in your organization should not be in another society which is already registered with FCRA.
  • If you have a parent society, it should not be based in foreign country.
  • No member of the organization should reside abroad.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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FCRA

Organizations seeking foreign contributions for definite cultural, social, economic, educational or religious programmes may obtain FCRA registration or receive foreign contribution through “prior permission” route. It is preferable for an FCRA applicant to be a Trust or Society or a Section 8 Company. The not-for-profit entity must have also been in existence for a minimum of five years while making the FCRA application and should not have received any foreign contribution prior to that without the Government’s approval. Additionally, the entity seeking registration should have spent at least Rs.10,00,000/- over the last three years on its aims and objects, excluding administrative expenditure. Statements of Income & Expenditure, duly audited by Chartered Accountant, for last three years are to be submitted to substantiate that it meets the financial parameter. In case a newly registered entity would like to receive foreign contributions, then approval for a specific activity, specific purpose and from a specific source can be made to the Ministry of Home Affairs through the Prior Permission (PP) method.

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INR 1,500/-

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INR 11,999/-

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Yearly Fee

  • Yearly GST Compliances
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