FCRA Registration

Get your NGO registered under FCRA to become eligible to seek foreign donations. Hurry up and contact Finango ASAP to get your FCRA Registration in just 3 simple steps.

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How it works

Step 1

Purchase a plan for expert assistance

Step 2

Provide documents to our experts

Step 3

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Overview

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.

Benefits

    • Registration helps to become eligible international organizations to secure foreign funding.
    • Improves the reputation and credibility of the NGO.
    • Prevents seizure and confiscation of your foreign contribution receipts

Eligibility

-> 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 Period

Validity of FCRA Registration is 5 years from the approval date.

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)
  • Activity Report of the last 3 years.
  • Audited financial statements for the last 3 years.
  • NGO Darpan Id.
  • Seal of the organization. 
  • 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

  • What are the different modes to accept Foreign Contribution under FCRA, 2010?

    The person can get permission to accept foreign contribution according to FCRA, 2010: • FCRA Registration • Prior Permission

  • 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.

  • Can foreign contribution be received in rupees?

    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

  • How to submit application for grant of registration?

    Application for grant of registration is to be submitted online in form FC-3 (A).

  • If an application for registration 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.

  • Is Aadhaar Number mandatory for all members?

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

  • 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 account at SBI, Main branch, New Delhi without visiting physically to New Delhi’s Branch.

  • 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.

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

    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.

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