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Monday, April 6, 2009

Secretarial practice to form Limited Liability Partnership (LLP) in India

Steps to form an LLP


1. Every name application shall be in Form 1 and be accompanied by fee as mentioned in Annexure ‘A’ and the Registrar shall inform to the applicant for reservation or non reservation of the changed name or the name with which the proposed LLP is to be registered ordinarily within 7 days of the receipt of application.


2. Where the Registrar informs applicant about reservation of name with which the LLP is to be registered or changed name, as the case may be, such name shall be available for reservation for a period of 3 months from the date of intimation by the Registrar. 


3. Enter the details of 2 proposed Designated Partners and 1 of whom should be resident of India.


“The Resident of India” means a person who has stayed in India not less than 182 days during immediately preceding 1 year.


“Designated partner” may be individual, LLP, company, LLP incorporated outside India(LIOI), company incorporated outside India (CIOI).


4. Enter the DPIN (Designated Partner Identification Number), if any or Income Tax PAN or Passport No. of the applicant in Form 1 for reservation of name.  Hence, one can reserve the name for LLP even before obtaining DPIN also.


5. How to Obtain Designated Partners Identification Number (DPIN)


·        All designated partners of the proposed LLP shall obtain “Designated Partner Identification Number (DPIN)” by filing an application individually online in Form -7 along with Rs. 100/-.

·        Take the print out of the application form, affix a latest passport size photograph and get it attested/certified for submission physically along with documentary evidences for proof of identify and proof of residence with the Registrar LLP.

·        The provisional DPIN will be valid for 60 days from the date on which it was generated.

·        Deliver the printed and signed application form, along with the prescribed documents by hand/courier/registered post to the Office of Registrar, Ministry of Corporate Affairs,  3rd Floor, “Paryavaran Bhawan”, CGO Complex,

Lodhi Road, New Delhi

6. LLP to intimate your DPIN to Registrar - After the designated partner has intimated the DPIN allotted to the LLP, the LLP is then required to intimate the DPINs of its designated partner to Registrar the in Form 4.

7. Then, one can proceed to file Incorporation document and statement in form 2 for formation of LLP, as pre-certified by a professional.

·        On submission of complete documents the Registrar after satisfying himself about compliance with relevant provisions of the LLP Act will register the LLP, maximum within 14 days of filing of Form-2 and will issue a certificate of incorporation in Form-16.

·        Form 3 (Information with regard to LLP agreement and changes, if any made therein) and Form-4 (Notice of Appointment of Partner/Designate Partner, his consent etc.) may be filed with the prescribed fee simultaneously at the time of filing Form-2 or within 30 days of the date of incorporation or within 30 days of such subsequent changes.


To understand the LLP Act, 2008, LLP Rules, 2009, LLP Forms, Statutory Fees or Professional service to form an Limited Liability Partnership (LLP), kindly visit What Professionals should know about Limited Liability Partnership (LLP) law in India as on 1st April 2009




MadURAIca said...

Point 6 in conflict with Bullet Point 2 of Point 7. Omit point 6

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