FCRA Prior Permission

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Overview

FCRA Prior Permission is ideally taken by a newly registered organization as they are not eligible for certificate of registration under FCRA 2010. An NGO with minimum 1 year of operation can apply for FCRA Prior Permission. Prior permission is granted for receipt of a specific amount from specific donor/donors for carrying out specific activities/projects.

Benefits

    • Registration helps NGOs to secure foreign funding.
    • Improves reputation of the NGOs.
    • Prevents from seizure and confiscation of your foreign contribution receipts.

Eligibility

The minimum requirements are as follows: -> The applicant must be registered as any of the following: Society registered under the Societies Registration Act 1860. Trust registered under the Indian Trust Act, 1882. Section 8 Company formed under the Companies Act 2013.

Validity Period

FCRA Prior Permission is valid till the completion of the specific purpose for which it is obtained.

Processing Time?

The overall process may take upto 3 Months from the date of application depending upon the processing done by the FCRA Department.

Documents Required :

  • Aadhar Card Details of all the Office Bearers or Directors or Key Functionaries.
  • Copy of Passport in case of foreign / overseas members.
  • Documentary Evidence of Creation/ Incorporation in case of a:
  • Trust– Trust Deed
  • Society– Registration Certificate
  • Section 8 Company – Certificate of Incorporation
  • Memorandum and Articles of Association of the applicant( MOA & AOA)
  • Commitment Letter from the donor organization and agreement. 
  • Project Report for which foreign Contribution will be received. 
  • Updated books of accounts till date.
  • Jpg file of signature of the chief functionary
  • NGO Darpan Id, if any
  • Seal of the organization. 
  • NGO Darpan Id
  • Jpg file of signature of the chief functionary

 

Note: – All the documents should be self-certified.

Note:- All the documents have to be self-certified

Frequently Asked Questions

  • Who can receive foreign contribution?

    Any NGO can receive foreign contribution subject to the following conditions:- • It must have a definite cultural, economic, educational, religious or social programme. • It must obtain the FCRA registration/prior permission from the Central Government • It must not be prohibited under Section 3 of FCRA,2010.

  • How to submit application for FCRA prior permission?

    Application for prior permission is to be submitted online in form FC-3 (B).

  • How to submit application for FCRA prior permission?

    Application for prior permission is to be submitted online in form FC-3 (B).

  • If an application for prior permission is submitted online by an association, does it need to submit that application in physical formal so?

    No. All requisite documents are to be uploaded with the application online only.

  • Can a private limited company or a partnership firm get prior permission under FCRA, 2010?

    Yes, a private limited company too may seek prior permission for receiving foreign funds in case they wish to do some work beneficial for the society.

  • Is Aadhaar Number mandatory for all members?

    For all FCRA services provided through online portal, Aadhaar Number is mandatory now.

  • Is it mandatory for existing NGOs also to open ‘FCRA account’ in SBI & How?

    FCRA registered NGO shall have to open ‘FCRA account’ in SBI, Sansad marg, Main branch, New Delhi for receipt of foreign contribution. Organizations located anywhere in India can open and maintain designated FCRA accounts at SBI, Main branch, New Delhi without visiting physically to New Delhi.

  • Can existing bank account other than SBI receive foreign contribution?

    As per amendment under FCRA, 2010, no organization shall receive foreign contribution in any other bank/ branch account other than SBI, Main branch, New Delhi.

  • Can foreign contribution be mixed with local receipts?

    No. Accounts and records relating to receiving and utilization of foreign contribution are to be maintained exclusively/ separately.

  • Who cannot receive foreign contribution?

    As per the provisions of Section 3(1) of FCRA, 2010, the following are prohibited to receive foreign contribution: candidate for election;  correspondent, columnist, cartoonist, editor, owner, printer or publisher of a registered newspaper; Public Servant, Judge, Government servant or employee of any corporation or any other body controlled or owned by the Government;  member of any legislature;  a political party or office bearer thereof; Organization of a political nature as may be specified under sub-section (1) of Section 5 by the Central Government. association or company engaged in the production or broadcast of audio news or audiovisual news or current affairs programmes through any electronic mode, or any other electronic form as defined in clause (r) of sub-section (1) of Section 2 of the Information Technology Act, 2000 or any other mode of mass communication; correspondent or columnist, cartoonist, editor, owner of the association or company referred to in the point above Individuals or associations who have been prohibited from receiving foreign contributions.

  • What is the eligibility criterion for taking FCRA Prior Permission incase Indian recipient organizations and foreign donor organizations have common members?

    FCRA Prior Permission shall be granted to the Indian recipient organizations subject to its satisfying the following conditions: The Chief Functionary of the recipient Indian organization should not be a part of the donor organization.  At least 75% of the office-bearers/ members of the Governing body of the Indian recipient organization should not be members/employees of the foreign donor organization. iii) In the case of a foreign donor organization being a single person/individual that person should not be the Chief Functionary or office bearer of the recipient Indian organization.  iv) In the case of a single foreign donor, at least 75% of office bearers/members of the governing body of the recipient organization should not be the family members and close relatives of the donor.

  • If an application for prior permission is submitted online by an association, does it need to submit that application in physical formal so?

    No. All requisite documents are to be uploaded with the application online only.

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