What is FCRA Registration?


FCRA Department comes under the Ministry of Home Affairs. FCRA Registration is optional for NGO / Trust / Section 8 Company.. In order to regulate the foreign contribution or foreign hospitality received by any individual, association or company the Government has consolidated all the laws and regulations relating to such transactions. For this purpose Foreign Contribution (Regulation) Act, 2010 was enacted. This was done to create a transparent mechanism for individuals and organizations through E-governance of FCRA related activities. This transparent system was created to discourage any detrimental activities which can be against national interest.


FCRA Registration


An NGO with minimum 3 years of operation can apply for FCRA Registration.

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•  High-level Application Drafting.
•  Due diligence about the operations of the NGO.
•  In-depth analysis past 3 years Balance sheet of the NGO.
•  FCRA Application to the ministry of home affairs.
•  End to end follow-ups.


Documents Required for FCRA Registration in India

For Registration

•  Self-certified copy of registration certificate/Trust deed etc., of the applicant association.
•  Copy of PAN of the NGO.
•  Self-certified copy of relevant pages of MOA/AOA/Deed reflecting the main objects of the association.
•  Jpg file of signature of the chief functionary.
•  Activity Report of last three years.
•  Copies of audited Assets and Liabilities, Receipt and Payment, Income and Expenditure statement etc. of last 3 years reflecting the expenditures.
•  Detail about the current and past management of the trust.
•  Annual report of the NGO and details of work done in past 3 years.
•  A true copy of the resolution passed by the Governing Body of the NGO.
•  A Copy of certificate issued by the Income Tax Authority under 80G & 12A of the Income Tax Act.


For Prior Permission

•  Self-certified copy of registration certificate/Trust deed etc., of the applicant association.
•  Copy of PAN of the NGO.
•  Self-certified copy of relevant pages of MOA/AOA/Deed reflecting the main objects of the association.
•  Jpg file of signature of the chief functionary.
•  Duly signed approval/commitment letter from the foreign contributor.
•  Copies of audited Assets and Liabilities, Receipt and Payment, Income and Expenditure statement etc. of last 3 years reflecting the expenditures.
•  Detail about the current and past management of the trust.
•  A true copy of the resolution passed by the Governing Body of the NGO.
•  A Copy of certificate issued by the Income Tax Authority under 80G & 12A of the Income Tax Act.



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