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FCRA Registration is mandatory for every NGO who wants to seek foreign funding & donations from abroad. The process is regulated by the Ministry of Home Affairs. FCRA Registration helps you to become eligible to secure fund from International Organizations such as British High Commission, Bill and Melinda Gates, Oxfam, Ford Foundation, SWISSAID, Infinity Foundation, BORDA(Germany),Canadian High Commission, New Zealand High Commission, Findhorn Foundation, GIFRID(Israel), European Commission, UNESCO, AUSAID, Japanese Embassy. FCRA Registration is the most sought after registration and our team of experts takes away all the stress from your hands and gets the work done for them in a very cost effective and efficient way.
-> 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. -> The NGO must be at least 3 years old. -> The NGO must have spent a minimum of ₹ 15 lakhs in the past 3 years towards achieving its objectives.
Validity of FCRA Registration is 5 years from the approval date.
The overall process may take upto 3 Months from the date of application depending upon the processing done by the FCRA Department.
Note: – All the documents should be self-certified.
Note:- All the documents have to be self-certified
The person can get permission to accept foreign contribution according to FCRA, 2010: • FCRA Registration • Prior Permission
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.
Yes, any donation, delivery or transfer received from a ‘foreign source’ whether in rupees or in foreign currency is construed as ‘foreign contribution’ under FCRA, 2010
Application for grant of registration is to be submitted online in form FC-3 (A).
No. All requisite documents are to be uploaded with the application online only.
For all FCRA services provided through the online portal, the Aadhaar Number is mandatory.
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 account at SBI, Main branch, New Delhi without visiting physically to New Delhi’s Branch.
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.
No. Accounts and records relating to receiving and utilization of foreign contribution are to be maintained exclusively/ separately.
Yes, a private limited company too may seek registration for receiving foreign funds in case they wish to do some work beneficial for the society.