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FCRA REGISTRATION

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FOREIGN CONTRIBUTION REGULATION ACT (FCRA), 2010 REGISTRATION

Any Association having definite cultural, economic, educational, religion or social Programme and accepting foreign contribution shall take registration under Foreign Contribution (Regulation) Act, 2010. Foreign Contribution is regulated by Ministry of Home Affairs. Application for registration under FCRA shall be made to The Secretary to the Government of India, Ministry of Home Affairs, Foreigners Division (FCRA Wing), NDCC-II Building, Jai Singh Road, New Delhi – 110001. FCRA, 2010 has been enacted by the Parliament to consolidate the law to regulate the acceptance and utilization of foreign contribution or foreign hospitality by certain individuals or associations or companies and to prohibit acceptance and utilization of foreign contribution or foreign hospitality for any specified activities only after obtaining the requisite permission under the said Act.

There are two modes of obtaining permission to accept foreign contribution according to FCRA, 2010:


  1. Registration:Normally an association shall in existence for at least three years for taking registration under FCRA.

  2. Prior Permission: Prior permission is granted for receipt of a specific amount from a specific donor for carrying out specific activities/projects.

For grant of registration, the association should be registered under the Societies Registration Act, 1860 or the Indian Trusts Act, 1882 or Section 8 of the Companies Act, 2013. For the purpose of granting registration, the association should have undertaken reasonable activity in its chosen field for the benefit of the society and should have spent at least Rs.10,00,000/- over the last three years on its aims and objects, excluding administrative expenditure.

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DOCUMENTS REQUIRED FOR REGISTRATION UNDER FCRA

  • Copy of the Pan Card of the Association.
  • Memorandum of Association/Trust Deed.
  • Certified copy of the registration certificate under which the association is registered i.e., Societies Registration Act, 1860, Indian Trust Act, 1882, Companies Act, 1956 / Companies Act, 2013, etc.
  • Activity Report for the Last 3 Years.
  • Audited Statement of accounts for the last three years showing Assets and Liabilities, Receipt and Payment, Income and Expenditure.
  • E-Mail id and Mobile number.
  • Details of the key functionaries of the Association along with Designation in the Association, Relationship with other Members.
  • Details of designated name and address of the branch of the bank through which the foreign contribution shall be received.
  • Self attested copy of Pan Card, Voters Identity Card/Aadhaar Card Card/Passport/Driving license as a proof of identity and address proof of key functionaries of the Association.
  • Premises Address Proof
    • If Rented: Rent Agreement and utility bill likely electricity bill, telephone bill, etc. and No Objection Certificate from owner.
    • If Owned: Ownership proof. Receipt of Municipality tax paid.

DOCUMENTS REQUIRED FOR PRIOR PERMISSION

  • Copy of the Pan Card of the Association.
  • Memorandum of Association/Trust Deed.
  • Certified copy of the registration certificate under which the association is registered i.e., Societies Registration Act, 1860, Indian Trust Act, 1882, Companies Act, 1956 / Companies Act, 2013, etc.
  • Commitment Letter from the donor organization and agreement.
  • Project Report for which FC will be received.
  • E-Mail id and Mobile number.
  • Details of the key functionaries of the Association along with Designation in the Association, Relationship with other Members.
  • Details of designated name and address of the branch of the bank through which the foreign contribution shall be received.
  • Self attested copy of Pan Card, Voters Identity Card/Aadhaar Card Card/Passport/Driving license as a proof of identity and address proof of key functionaries of the Association.
  • Premises Address Proof
    • If Rented: Rent Agreement and utility bill likely electricity bill, telephone bill, etc. and No Objection Certificate from owner.
    • If Owned: Ownership proof. Receipt of Municipality tax paid.

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