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How to get Company Registration Number or CIN in India? – Steps to Check CIN Online

How to get Company Registration Number or CIN in India? – Steps to Check CIN Online

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How to get Company Registration Number or CIN in India

 Do you want to know what is Company Registration Number? Where to get the number? And, how to get it? If yes, then you are on the right page. Here in this article, we will discuss – Company Registration Number (CRN) and how to get a company registration number in India. The CIN number of a company can be tracked on the official website of the Ministry of Corporate Affairs by choosing the “Find CIN” option under MCA services.

Company Registration Number or CRN is a unique number granted by the Ministry of Corporate Affairs (MCA) during the company registration process. It will also be displayed on the public register next to the company’s information. This unique registration number is published on your COI or Certificate of Incorporation and also printed on all the official documentation of the company. It is an automatically generated registration number and there is no option to choose or change your CRN.

You can obtain CIN by procuring a Digital Signature Certificate (DSC), Director Identification Number (DIN), getting the name approved, and filing documents of incorporation, including the Memorandum of Association and Articles of Association of the Company. The 21-digit CIN has its own meaning which is easily translatable and which helps in finding basic information relating to a company. It is used for finding the primary details of the companies which are registered within the country under MCA.

Online registration, enables business people to save more time and money because they can operate by themselves. This kind of registration excludes the need for printing applications, compiling reports, attending a specific place, and so on. Your Company Registration Number (CRN) is unique to your limited company or LLP. You can find it on your certificate of incorporation and any official documentation from Companies House. Your CRN is also displayed on the public register of companies, which can be accessed online via Companies House Service.

What is Company Registration Number (CRN) or Corporate Identification Number (CIN)?

The company registration number, called the CIN number in India, is a unique number that is assigned by the Registrar of Companies (ROC). The ROC is found in various states in India and is under the Ministry of Corporate Affairs. It is used to find the primary details of any company registered in India.

Corporate Identification Number or CIN in India

CRN registration is required for each jurisdiction where the equipment is used. Once registered, fabrication and inspection are handled the same as with National Board production. Once registered any number of identical vessels or fittings can be produced. CRN-registered products can be built anywhere in the world.

Company Registration Number also known as Corporate/Company Identification Number or CIN, itis a 21-digit unique alphanumeric number issued under the Companies Act 2013 to every company which is registered officially.

Format of a CIN number

  •  The first letter of the CIN symbolizes the status of the company whether it is U or L, ‘U’ stands for the unlisted company, and ‘L’ stands for the listed company.
  • The next 5 digits represent the Industry to which the company activities belong to. It symbolizes the type of company.
  • Below are some examples of ROC industry  codes used in Company Registration Numbers or CIN Numbers are as follows: 

S.No

Activity

Activity Code

1

For Hospitals

851100

2

For Motor vehicles freight transport

60231

3

For Contract basis real estate activities

70200

4

For Retail sale of construction materials

52341

5

For Mineral water manufacture

15543

6

Farming of, cattle, sheep, goats, asses, hinnies, horses, mules, dairy farming

01211

7

Travel agencies and tour operator’s activities

63040

8

Production, Supply, and documentation of ready-made software

72211

  •  The next two digits of the CIN symbolize in which state the company is registered officially. It is the code of the state tagged with the company after the registration process. For instance, if the company is registered in Tamil Nadu then the state code will be TN
  • The next 4 digits of the registration number denote the year in which the company has been registered.
  • The next 3 letters represent the type of ownership of the company. For instance., PLC for a Public Limited Company, SGC  for a Company of State Government, NPL for a Section 8 Company or Not for Profit Company, OPC for One person Company, and so on
  • The last 6 digits of the company registration number is the actual unique Registration Number of the company which is allocated by the ROC officially.

Process for Obtaining Company’s CIN Number

Once you’ve selected what kind of business you want to establish, the steps to acquire a CIN are as follows.

  • Get a DSC (Digital Signature Certificate)
  • Get DIN (Director Identification Number)
  • Must complete the registration of a new user
  • Following this, complete the company incorporation procedure.
  • Incorporate Company

In addition, after receiving the company’s incorporation forms, the MCA (Ministry of Corporate Affairs) will evaluate and approve the application. After all information in the application has been checked, the CIN is issued.

Importance of Corporate Identification Number or CIN in India 

A corporate Identification Number is used to track all the activities and functions of a company from its incorporation by the Registrar of Companies or ROC. It is required to be displayed or submitted on all the transactions and documentation with the respective State’s ROC.

As the 21-digit CIN number is very unique and has its own meaning which is easily convertible that helps in detecting all the basic information about the company. This unique number is used to get the primary details about the companies which are formally registered under MCA. It can be used for fingering or tracking companies for various levels of details that MCA/ROC holds.

How to check the Company Registration Number or CIN Online

 Anyone can check the Company registration number, date of incorporation, type of company, accusations of a company, directors of the company, and so on from the official MCA site. Even documents like balance sheets, annual returns documents, and other official documents can also be available on the website and you can get them by paying the appropriate fees.

1) Go to the MCA website

MCA Website

 

2) Click MCA Services → FO services → Find CIN

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3)”Find CIN” Search Based on Registration no

1. Select Search Based on Registration no

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2. Enter the registration number of the company in the search box and click on the “Search” button.

Find CIN Search Based on Registration no

3) The system will display a list of companies that match the registration number entered. Click on the company name to view the company master data.

4) In the company master data, you will be able to find the CIN of the company.

4) “Find CIN” Search Based on inactive CIN

1) Select Search Based on inactive CIN from the page.

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2) Enter the inactive CIN number in the search box.

3) Click on the “Search” button.

Find CIN

4) The system will display the details of the company or LLP associated with the inactive CIN.

The result page will display the following information about the company:

  • Company Registration Number or Company Identification Number
  • Name of Company
  • Date of Incorporation
  • Category of the Company
  • Class of company
  • Authorized and details of paid-up capital
  • Number of members of the Company
  • Registered office address and e-mail
  • Assets undercharge
  • The details of the Company Directors 
Click the ‘MCA Services’ tab and tap on the ‘View Company/LLP Master Data’.
Sample Company/LLP Master Data

Other Methods to Find CIN

1) Search Based on Existing Company/LLP Name

1) Select Search Based on Existing Company/LLP Name from the page.

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2) Enter the name of the company or LLP you are searching for and select the appropriate option from the drop-down menu.

3) Click on the “Search” button.

Find CIN

4) The system will display a list of companies or LLPs that match the name entered. Click on the company or LLP name to view the master data.

5) In the master data, you will be able to find the CIN of the company or LLP.

2) Search Based on Old Company/LLP Name

1) Select Search Based on Old Company/LLP Name from the page.

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2) Enter the old name of the company or LLP you are searching for and click on the “Search” button.

Find CIN

3) The system will display a list of companies or LLPs that match the old name entered. Click on the company or LLP name to view the master data.

4) In the master data, you will be able to find the CIN of the company or LLP.

Where CIN or CRN has to be Displayed?

 Every company such as Public and Private Limited etc. which is registered in India needs to mention its Company Identification Number or Company Registration Number on several documents such as:

  • On Receipts and Invoices
  • On Legal Notice
  • On Company official Letterheads
  • Annual Reports of the Company
  • On all e-forms on the MCA portal.
  • Any other official publications
  • Penalty for non-compliance

Penalty for Non-compliance of Mentioning CIN

In case the above-mentioned requirements aren’t followed then the defaulting company and its default officer can be penalized of Rs. 1,000/day, till such default continues. However, the maximum penalty amount for this default is restricted to Rs. 1,00,000.

Changing the Company Registration Number or CIN in India

 Company registration number or CIN which is issued under MCA to every registered company for identification can be altered in certain circumstances such as:

  •  Any change in the location of the company, such as changing from one state to another state 
  • Any change in the listing position of a company
  • Any change in the sector or industry type to which a company belongs.

Conclusion

This article has covered how to obtain a CIN number. If you run a business, you are required to get a CIN number, which lets the government track the business and ensure that everything is running well. It is a unique 21-digit number assigned to your company. You will receive your CIN number after submitting all required documents for company registration. Obtaining a CIN number indicates that you are authorized to run a business in India and that the Corporate ministry of affairs has validated your business.

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FAQs on Corporate Identification Number (CIN)

1) What is CIN Number?

The Corporate Identification Number (CIN) is a 21-digit alpha-numeric code provided to Indian companies when they are registered with the ROC in various states across the country under the Ministry of Corporate Affairs.

2) How to apply for CIN?

The Registrar of Companies assigns each company a unique alphanumeric number called a CIN on the day it is officially registered. The Certificate of Incorporation contains the CIN of the company. Hence, once the Registrar of Companies has confirmed the company's incorporation, a CIN is assigned to it automatically.

3) Is CIN allotted to LLP?

No, the Registrar of Companies assigns a CIN to a registered company and an LLPIN (LLP Identification Number) to a Limited Liability Partnership (LLP). As a result, CINs are only assigned to companies incorporated under the Companies Act of 2013, not to LLPs.

4) Are CIN and GST the same?

No, a CIN is the identifying number assigned to registered firms by the Registrar of Companies when the company registration certificate is issued. GSTIN, on the other hand, is the identifying number assigned to companies and businesses that have registered under the GST law. As a result, they are distinct and serve distinct purposes.

5) Is CIN mandatory to be mentioned on the company’s invoices, bills, and receipts?

Yes. A company must print its name, the address of its registered office, and the CIN on all of its business letters, billheads, letter papers, notices, and other official publications, under section 12(3)(c) of the Companies Act. Hence, a business must legally include its CIN on all bills, invoices, receipts, and emails it sends to third parties.

6) What is the procedure for changing your CIN number?

The CIN number cannot be modified; however, it will be updated automatically if the listed status of the company, the location of its registered office, or the sector it operates in are changed.

7) Where can I find a company's CIN number?

1) Visit the MCA webpage.
2) On the homepage, select the "MCA Services" tab.
3) From the drop-down menu next to the "Business Services" option, select "Find CIN."
4) Choose the option for "Search Based on Existing Business / LLP Name."

8) Is Cin and the company registration number the same?

Yes, Both are same.

9) Is CIN number mandatory for proprietorship?

A proprietorship must have a corporate identification number. Due to the fact that corporate identity numbers are only relevant to companies formed under the Companies Act.

10) What is the format of CIN number?

The Corporate Identification Number (CIN) is a 21-digit alpha-numeric code granted to firms incorporated in India upon registration with the ROC located in various Indian states under the MCA.

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