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Specimen of Certificate of Incorporation of Company in India

What is a Certificate of Incorporation?

A Certificate of Incorporation establishes the identity of a company, it can be called as an identity maker for a company. It is the primary evidence of the registration status of a company. It carries the CIN i.e. the corporate identity number of the company.

The certificate of incorporation is conclusive evidence of the registration of the company.

When is a Certificate of Incorporation issued?

It is primarily issued at the time of the incorporation of a company and at every subsequent stage of change of name of the company. It is issued to a company by the statutory authority.

Who issues the Certificate of Incorporation in respect of a company?


The Certificate is issued by the Registrar of Companies (ROC) of the respective states where the company is incorporated. As per the Companies Act, 2013, ROCs issue certificate of incorporation in Form No. INC. 11. In case of change of name, ROC issues certificate of incorporation in Form No. INC 25.

The Certificate of Incorporation shall mention permanent account number of the company where if it is issued by the Income-tax Department.

How to download Certificate of Incorporation from MCA site?

Go to MCA site >> My Workspace >> Register & Login >> MCA Services >> View Public Documents >> Search and select the company >> Choose any Document category & Year and submit >> Add this Company to Cart >> Make payment >> Check the documents and incorporate certificate.

You will find everything in "My Workspace" >> "Documents".



SPECIMEN OF CERTIFICATE OF INCORPORATION (in case of fresh incorporation)

format of certificate of incorporate in form no. inc. 11

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