Circulars & Notifications

Validity of FCRA Registration Extended till 31st March 2024

Sep 26, 2023 Circulars & Notifications Attachment

Validity of FCRA Registration Extended till 31st March 2024

As per section 12(6) of the FC(R) Act, 2010, the FCRA registration shall be valid for a period of 5 years. However, the validity period has been extended several times in the past, the last being through Ministry of Home Affairs (MHA) public notice dated 24th March 2023 when it was extended till 30th September 2023. Now with this public notice dated 25th September 2023, issued by Ministry of Home Affairs (MHA) the validity of such Certificates is further extended till 31st March 2024. The contents of the notice are mentioned below:

1. The validity of the FCRA registration shall be extended till 31st March, 2024 or till the date of disposal of the renewal application, whichever is earlier. This would apply only where the application for renewal has been filed and is pending till date.

2. The validity of those FCRA Registration Certificates expiring during 1st October, 2023 to 31st March, 2024 and who have applied or will apply for renewal before expiry of 5 years validity period is extended up to 31st March, 2024.

3. In case of refusal of the application for renewal of FCRA registration certificate, the validity of the certificate shall be deemed to have expired on the date of refusal. Further, such organization are not eligible to receive foreign contributions or utilize foreign contributions received earlier from the date of refusal.

The said circular is attached herewith for your reference.

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