All those non- profit organizations which seek foreign contribution for their defined social, cultural, educational, or religious objectives may obtain FCRA registration or receive a foreign contribution through prior permission route.
The Government has consolidated all laws and regulations relating to such transactions to govern the foreign contribution or foreign hospitality earned by any person, association, or corporation. Foreign Contribution (Regulation) Act, 2010 was enacted for this reason. This was done to create a transparent process for individuals and organizations through FCRA's e-governance and related matters. This program was enacted by the government to curb the detrimental activities which can be against nation interest
Who Needs FCRA registration
This registration is applicable to a non-profit organization that indulged in activities like society’s welfare, promoting at and science, games, and other social activity. It is applicable to NGOs, Trust, and societies.
Two types of FCRA registration are there:
If a newly registered organization is willing to receive any kind of foreign contribution then it ca apply for prior permission. Following minimum requirement are to be met with in order to apply for it:
For Proper FCRA Registration:
Consequences of a non-registered entity:
➲ Applicant must be a non-profit organization, and have registered under;
➲ Organization must not have prohibited under section 3 of the foreign contribution act
➲ Organization must have set up with charitable objectives.
Step 1: Visit on FCRA online portal
Step 2: Go to FCRA online form to register in FCRA
Step 3: Apply for FCRA
Step 4: Apply through form 3 (FC 3)
Step 5: log in here if you already have the ID details, or register here
Step 6: You’ll get the login detail after doing the registration, do the login with the generated ID
Step 7: Proceed for new registration and fill-up the form and upload the required documents
Step 8: at last after filing the form save the form and make the payment for it
Step 9: After verification, the registration certificate will be generated.
Registration is valid for 5 years from the date of registration after that organization needs to renew it before 6 months from the date of expiry
➲ Memorandum of Association (MOA)/Deed’s self-certified copy reflecting the objective of the organization
➲ Certificate of registration (COI)/registration’s self-certified copy
➲ PAN copy of the organization
➲ Signature of chief functionary (in JPG form)
➲ Activity report of the last 3 years (of the existing organization)
➲ The audited balance sheet of the last 3 years (of the existing organization)
➲ Management detail of the organization
➲ Resolution copy of the governing body of the organisation
➲ 80G & 12AA certificate copy
➲ Commitment letter/ approval letter of the foreign contributor (for new organization)
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