• Registering a One Person Company (OPC) in India involves several steps and compliance with the regulations outlined in the Companies Act, 2013. Here’s a step-by-step guide for the registration of an OPC:

    Step 1: Obtain Digital Signature Certificate (DSC)

    1.1 Digital Signature Certificate (DSC):

    • The proposed director of the OPC needs to obtain a Digital Signature Certificate (DSC). This is required for digitally signing documents during the registration process.

    Step 2: Director Identification Number (DIN)

    2.1 Apply for DIN:

    • Obtain Director Identification Number (DIN) for the proposed director by filing Form DIR-3 on the Ministry of Corporate Affairs (MCA) portal.

    Step 3: Name Reservation

    3.1 Check Name Availability:

    • Check the availability of the proposed name for the OPC through the MCA portal.

    3.2 File Name Reservation Application:

    • File the application for name reservation (INC-1) with the MCA. Provide alternative names in case the primary choice is not available.

    Step 4: Drafting of Memorandum and Articles of Association

    4.1 Draft MoA and AoA:

    • Draft the Memorandum of Association (MoA) and Articles of Association (AoA) for the OPC. These documents outline the objectives and rules governing the company.

    Step 5: Filing Incorporation Documents

    5.1 File Incorporation Documents:

    • File the incorporation documents, including the MoA, AoA, and other necessary forms (INC-2 for incorporation and INC-22 for the office address), on the MCA portal.

    Step 6: Certificate of Incorporation

    6.1 RoC Verification:

    • The Registrar of Companies (RoC) will verify the documents submitted.

    6.2 Issuance of Certificate:

    • Upon successful verification, the RoC will issue the Certificate of Incorporation for the OPC.

    Step 7: PAN and TAN Application

    7.1 Apply for PAN:

    • Apply for the Permanent Account Number (PAN) for the OPC.

    7.2 Apply for TAN:

    • Apply for the Tax Deduction and Collection Account Number (TAN) for the OPC.

    Step 8: Compliance with Other Requirements

    8.1 Bank Account Opening:

    • Open a bank account in the name of the OPC.

    8.2 GST Registration (if applicable):

    • Register for Goods and Services Tax (GST) if the OPC’s turnover exceeds the prescribed limit.


    • The entire OPC registration process is done online through the MCA portal.
    • It’s advisable to engage with professionals, such as chartered accountants or company secretaries, to ensure compliance with all legal requirements.
    • The process and requirements may be subject to updates, so it’s essential to check the latest guidelines from the MCA.