One Person Company Registration2023-08-09T20:39:46+05:30

One Person Company Registration

One Person Company (OPC) is a company that can be formed by a sole member. It allows single founders to enjoy the status of a company and have full control over the company while limiting his/her liability to contributions to the business.

20000+ Happy Clients | 100+ Professionals | 300+ Partners

Free Consultation

Get response within 15 minutes


    Easy payment options available No spam. No Sharing. 100% Confidentiality

    Businesses Incorporated

    10000+ Businesses Incorporated

    On-Time E-Filing
    5/5 Google Rating

    5/5 Google Rating
    100% Satisfaction Guaranteed

    CA/CS Assistance

    How it Works



    Reach us out for assistance


    Free Consultation

    Get professional support in minutes for free



    Our team completes your task after detailed discussion


    Work Done

    You job is completed with hassle free business support.

    What is One Person Company?

    The constitution of a One Person Company (OPC) was recently introduced as a strong improvement over a sole proprietorship. The sole person shall be the only shareholder in the Company. The Companies Act, of 2013 provides for a new type of entity in the form of One Person Company (OPC), the introduction of OPC in the legal system is a move that would encourage the corporatization of micro-businesses and entrepreneurship. Its compliance is lesser than that of a Private Limited Company

    However, only a natural person who is a citizen of India shall be eligible to act as a member and nominee of an OPC, and such member and nominee cannot open or be a part of any second or subsequent OPC.

    Before the enforcement of the Companies Act, 2013, a single person could not establish a company. If an individual wanted to establish his business, he/she could opt only for a sole proprietorship as there had to be a minimum of two directors and two members to establish a company.

    But, now the concept of One Person Company would provide tremendous opportunities for small businessmen and traders, including those working in areas like handloom, handicrafts, and pottery.

    Earlier they were working as artisans and weavers on their own, so they did not have a legal entity of a company. But now an OPC form of organization would help them do business as an enterprise and give them an opportunity to start their own ventures with a formal business structure.

    One Person Company Features

    • Only natural person to be a member of OPC

    In OPC, only a natural person can be a member, director, or nominee. It means that, unlike a private limited company, OPC cannot have the Company as a shareholder or investor. An NRI can also become a member and nominee in OPC w.e.f. 01.04.2021

    • One Member One OPC

    A natural person shall not be a member of more than one OPC and no person shall be allowed to be a nominee of more than one OPC at any point in time. This is to safeguard the intention behind this concept for small entrepreneurs.

    • The naming of One Person Company (OPC)

    The words “OPC” shall be mentioned in brackets and shall be added to the suffix Private Limited along with the name of such company, wherever its name is printed, affixed, or engraved. For E.g., ABCD Services (OPC) Private Limited.

    • No Limitation of Turnover and Paid-up capital for Conversion

    Earlier there was a threshold limit of paid-up capital (Rs. 50 lacks) and Turnover (Rs. 2 crores) beyond which OPCs were required to compulsorily convert into Private Limited Companies. But w.e.f. 01.04.2021, such limitation has been removed and now OPC can continue to run the business without any restriction of compulsory conversion.

    • Conversion of One Person Company (OPC) into other forms of Company

    A One Person Company (OPC) can be converted into a Private Limited or Public Ltd Company, after increasing the minimum number of members and directors. However, OPC cannot be converted into a Section 8 Company.

    • Prohibition to carrying out Non-Banking Financial Investment activities

    A One Person Company (OPC) cannot carry out Non-Banking Financial Investment activities including investment in securities of any body corporates.

    Advantages Of One Person Company Registration

    • Ideal for Solo Entrepreneurs

      OPC is a big improvement over the sole proprietorship firm as it is a registered form of business, has perpetual succession, and limited liability. Therefore, OPC is meant for solo entrepreneurs

    • Separate legal entity

      OPC is a registered company known as a separate artificial person in the eyes of the law, and the liability of members/shareholders is limited to the unpaid amount of share capital. It means that if a company faces loss under any circumstances, then its member/shareholder is not liable to sell his own assets for payment. Thus, the personal, individual assets of the shareholder are not at risk.

    • Less Compliance Burden

      There are several exemptions and benefits provided to One Person Company in respect of Compliance. A few of the exemptions are enlisted below:

      • OPC is not required to hold an annual general meeting and prepare a report thereof
      • OPC may hold only 2 board meetings in a calendar year, i.e. one Board Meeting in each half of the calendar year with a minimum gap of 90 days between the two meetings.
      • The financial statement and Board’s report can be signed only by one director.
      • The financial statement of One Person Company (OPC) may not include the cash flow statement
      • The annual return shall be signed by the company secretary, or where there is no company secretary, by the director of the company. In other words, it need not be signed by a company secretary in practice.
      • It is not required to appoint Independent directors to its Board.
      • If there is only one Director on the Board of OPC then SS-1 is not applicable on it. SS-2 is also not applicable on OPC.
    • Easy to register, manage & run

      One Person Company is registered just like Private Limited Companies i.e., completely online with less paperwork. The process of registration can be completed within 7-12 working days. Also, it gives the individual entrepreneurs the privilege of limited liability and perpetual succession.

    • No minimum capital required

      There is no minimum requirement of capital for one person company. Therefore, a company can be formed even with minimum capital (Ex. Rs. 1000)

    • Appointment of Nominee

      In One Person Company, the sole member needs to appoint someone as a nominee member, who will take over the ownership and management of OPC in case of the inability or death of the sole member. This unique feature is available only in OPC unlike sole proprietorship firm, which gives sole member the power to appoint any person as nominee with his consent, which shall avoid any dispute with regard to ownership after the sole member’s death or inability.

    Minimum Requirements of OPC Company in India

    • Minimum 1 Directors/Shareholders

    • Minimum capital of 1 Rupees

    • Nominee for OPC

    • DIN & DSC’s for Director/Shareholder

    What Is Included In Our One Person Company Registration package?

    • Company name search and approval

    • Digital Signature Certificate (DSC) for 1 Director/Shareholder

    • Director Identification Number (DIN) for 1 Directors

    • Certificate of Incorporation/Registration

    • Company PAN and TAN

    • Memorandum of Association (MOA) and Articles of Association (AOA)

    • Supporting Document for opening Bank Account

    • Employees State Insurance Corporation Registration (ESIC) and Employees Provident Fund Registration (EPFO)

    • Professional Tax Registration (For Companies registered in the state of Maharashtra and Karnataka only)

    • Company Master File Kit

    One Person Company (OPC) Registration Process

    • Application for Name Approval

      The applicant has to provide 2 different names and main objects for the proposed company which shall be submitted to MCA for approval, out of which one name will be approved. Names should ideally be unique and suggestive of company business and should include the word “(OPC) Private Limited” as the suffix.

    • Application for Digital Signature Certificate (DSC)

      Once the name is applied, we shall apply the Digital Signature Certificate (DSC) of shareholders/directors for digitally signing the forms. If the director/shareholder already has DSC, then this step can be skipped.

    • Final Submission of SPICE+ forms along with MOA and AOA

      After the name is approved and DSC is generated, we need to prepare and submit an incorporation application in SPICE+ forms along with a Memorandum of Association (MOA), Articles of Association (AOA), and AGILE form for final approval

    • Get incorporation certificate, PAN, and TAN

      It typically takes 3-5 days after final submission to get the incorporation certificate. Incorporation certification is a proof that the company has been registered. PAN, TAN, ESIC, EPFO, and Professional Tax registration certificates will also be received simultaneously.

    • Opening of Bank Account

      You can submit the Incorporation certificate, MOA, AOA, PAN, TAN, and other required documents to the bank to open your current account and start the business operations

    Documents Required for OPC Registration process

    • List of documents to be submitted by the Director/Shareholder –

      Following are the documents that are required to be submitted by all the proposed directors and shareholders of the company. All documents submitted should be valid and readable.

      • Scanned copy of PAN Card or Passport (Foreign Nationals & NRIs)
      • Scanned copy of Aadhaar Card/Voters ID/Passport/Driving License
      • Scanned copy of the Latest Bank Statement/Telephone Bill/Post-paid Mobile Bill/Electricity Bill (The address proof shall be recent and not older than 2 months)
      • Scanned passport-sized photograph

      In the case of foreign nationals or NRI Directors and Shareholders, the documents list can be checked here.
      Document Checklist for Foreign Nationals or NRI Director and Shareholders

    • List of documents to be submitted by Nominee –

      Following are the documents that are required to be submitted by all the proposed directors and shareholders of the company. All documents submitted should be valid and readable.

      • Scanned copy of PAN Card or Passport (Foreign Nationals & NRIs)
      • Scanned copy of Aadhaar Card/Voters ID/Passport/Driving License
      • Scanned copy of Latest Bank Statement/Telephone Bill/Post-paid Mobile Bill/Electricity Bill (The address proof shall be recent and not older than 2 months)
    • Registered Office Proof

      One Person Company should have a registered office place in India. The office address can be residential or commercial premises. The address proof shall be recent and not older than 2 months. Following is the list of documents to be submitted as Registered Office Address Proof –

      • Scanned copies of utility bills such as Electricity bills/Mobile Post-paid bills/Landline Post-paid bills/Gas bills/Water bills
      • Scanned copy of a No-objection Certificate from the property owner or whose name appears on such utility bill


    Can I change the nominee of my One Person Company (OPC) after incorporation?2021-08-31T10:49:01+05:30

    Yes, you can change the nominee of OPC anytime after incorporation by filing form E-form INC-4 and following the respective procedure as per law.

    Can a salaried person or a person in employment become director of a One Person Company (OPC)?2021-08-31T10:46:44+05:30

    Yes, a salaried person or person in employment can become director of a private limited, LLP, or OPC. However, one needs to check the employment agreement if that allows for such provisions. In a lot of cases, the employers are quite comfortable with the fact that their employee is a director in another company. However, if there’s a restriction in becoming a director of a company, one can hold shares in a company and become a shareholder alternatively.

    Can I have more than 1 Director in One Person Company (OPC)?2021-08-31T10:44:06+05:30

    Yes, you can have more than 1 director and up to 15 directors in One Person Company (OPC)

    Can I have more than 1 member/shareholder in One Person Company (OPC)?2021-08-31T10:42:48+05:30

    No, as the name suggest you can have only one member/shareholder in One Person Company (OPC).


    I am already a nominee of an OPC can I incorporate another OPC and be a shareholder/member?2022-06-07T15:30:18+05:30

    No, a person can incorporate and be a nominee in one OPC only. If a person wants to start another venture he can incorporate a private limited company, LLP or other form of organisation.

    Is it required to have a company’s books audited?2021-08-30T20:57:27+05:30

    Yes, a private limited company should get its book audited and file the same with the Registrar of Companies (ROC) every year

    Can I do One Person Company (OPC) registration myself?2021-08-30T20:31:33+05:30

    No, you have to take help from a Professional CS/CA/CMA/Advocate/Consulting Firm for registration of the company as it will require certification from these professional.

    What are the Authorised capital and paid-up capital of the One Person Company (OPC)?2021-08-30T20:27:47+05:30

    The authorised capital is the maximum limit of capital that a company may raise through the issue of shares to the shareholders. On the other hand, paid-up capital is the amount that is actually paid and subscribed by the shareholders of the company. The Paid-up capital of a company cannot exceed authorise capital of a company. Stamp duty is paid on the authorised capital of a company.

    Is GST mandatory for One Person Company (OPC)?2021-08-30T20:25:12+05:30

    GST registration is required for those businesses whose aggregate turnover crosses the prescribed limit or such business that does the inter-state supply of goods/services. So, every company has to check whether it supplies goods to different states or qualifies for the prescribed turnover limit or any other conditions as specified under GST Laws.

    Is there any renewal process or charge for a One Person Company (OPC)?2021-08-30T20:16:54+05:30

    No, there is no renewal of a one person company, once it’s registered it will be valid for a lifetime. However, you have to do mandatory compliance every year.

    Can I change the registered office address of the One Person Company (OPC) later on?2021-08-30T20:15:17+05:30

    Yes, you can change the registered office address of the company after the company is registered, by following the prescribed procedure as per law.

    Free Consultation

    Get response within 15 minutes

      Easy payment options available No spam. No Sharing. 100% Confidentiality

      Compare Your Options


      Why Registration Arena


      Affordable pricing

      Registration Arena offers various packages at different prices with flexible payment options made to best suit your budget.


      Professional team

      With a combined experience of 10+ years, our CA, CS and Legal experts ensure your work is done conveniently with utmost accuracy and timeliness.


      Best in class customer service

      We are always keen on speaking to our customers and resolving their queries. Have any doubt? Contact us without any hesitance through email, phone WhatsApp, or contact form

      250000+ startups love us !


      "...Masters in Company Registration and Compliance"

      Masters in company registration and compliance. Highly professional & polite team. Top marks for communication, systems and processes they follow. Their working style is like a "Fire & Forget Missile". Submit the requisites to them and sit back & relax. If they say "it will be done", then "consider it already done". Getting a Support Fulcrum like Registration Arena is a Truly Amazing Experience. We highly recommend them!
      Smita Shetty
      Founder , Guru Shah Associates

      "...100 percent professional"

      They supported us at every stage of setting up our company in India. They went above and beyond what would be considered necessary with helping us with warehousing and drug licensing applications. 100% professional service and I will definitely be using them for the further expansion of our business in India and beyond. I can't recommend them highly enough.
      Jonathan Bryne
      Managing Director , Lipsia Pharma Pvt. Ltd.

      "...Truly the professionals"

      One word that comes to my mind when I speak about these guys that is Professionalism. They are truly the professionals when it comes to any kind of business registrations. Extremely professional, ethical and knowledgeable service provider. I'm extremely satisfied and content with their working style. They take care of every single thing relevant to client. Close your eyes and go with Registration Arena.
      Rakesh Yadav
      Go to Top