FCRA Registration

Overview of FCRA registration

An organization having a definite cultural, economic, educational, religious or social program shall accept foreign contribution, only after such organization obtains a certificate of registration from the Central Government.

In order to be eligible to apply for proper FCRA registration following minimum requirements must be met with:

  • Be registered under the Societies Registration Act, 1860 or the Indian Trusts Act, 1882 or section 8 of the Companies Act, 2013 etc.
  • An association should be in existence for atleast 3 years and has undertaken reasonable activity in its chosen field for the benefit of the society for which the Foreign Contribution is proposed to be utilized. 
  • An association should have spent at least Rs.10, 00,000/- over the last 3 years on its aims and objects, excluding administrative expenditure.
  • An association should have 12A registration certificate as well as registration certificate also.

Procedure

  • Go to Ministry of home affairs website by typing in address of web browser, http://fcraonline.nic.in
  • Create a Login ID
  • Fill form FC-3A which is a FCRA Registration Form
  • Upload required documents for registration
  • Pay Fees @ 5000 and print the Application

Documents Required for the FCRA Registration

Following documents are necessary for the registration under FCRA such as

  • Registration Certificate of Association.
  • Memorandum of Association/Trust deed.
  • Activity Report for the last three years.
  • Audited Statement of accounts for the last 3 years.
  • Associations has to upload affidavit of each key functionary.
  • Images of Chief Functionary signature and Seal of the Association which are saved in JPG/JPEG format.
  • Details of the designated Bank Account in SBI, Sand Marg Branch, New Delhi.
  • List of Governing Body.
  • Name of the chief functionary and mobile Number.
  • Copy of PAN Card of the Trust / Society.
  • Aadhar of the Board members in case of Indian members and copy of passport or overseas citizen card (OCI) in case of Foreign Members.  

Sample Copy of form FC- 3A is here 

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