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LLP Registration - Register a Limited Liability Partnership Online

The perfect structure for professional services firms such as financial advisories and ad agencies. Find out all about Limited Liability Partnership Registration. Here is what our service includes:

  • Two DSCs & DPINs

    The partners must be registered with the MCA

  • Name Reservation

    We will then help you pick a unique name

  • LLP Agreement

    We will draft your company's constitution

  • LLP PAN & TAN

    We will send in a request to the NSDL

What is Limited Liability Partnership (LLP) Registration?


Limited Liability Partnership (LLP) was first introduced in the Limited Liability Partnership Act of 2008. The reason it was introduced was to provide a form of businesses that was easy to maintain and it helped owners by providing them with limited liability.

The advantage of opting for a Limited Liability Partnership over the traditional Partnership Firm is that an LLP gives each partner limited liability. This means that one partner is not responsible for the conduct and negligence of another partner. This is similar to what shareholders enjoy. Another feature is that in an LLP, all partners have the right to manage the business directly.

Registering an LLP is one of the most easiest process in India. The compliance and procedures are simple and take a short time to complete. This is the prime reason that many are opting for this kind of business, especially small and micro business. VakilSahib is a top leader in Limited Liability Registration. It helps customers complete the process in 20 days and assures them of quality service. Apart from LLP registration, VakilSahib can also help you with company registration, business registration, private registration and a host of other corporate services. For more details, schedule an appointment with one of our consultants today and they will help you take the procedure of an LLP forward.

LLP Registration Process


The LLP Registration Process is similar to the Private Limited Company incorporation procedure, except for a few minor things. The process is fairly simple and you can do it online. WIth VakilSahib, you can get the entire process done in just 20 days. Our experts will guide you the necessities and all the things you need to know about LLP Registration.

VakilSahib can help you get your LLP Registration done in all leading metro cities of India. For your reference, a detailed explanation of the process is mentioned below.

Obtaining DSC and DIN

The first step is to obtain DSC of the desired partners of the Limited Liability Partnership. The reason for this is that all the forms need to be submitted online and require the directors digital signatures.

The law also requires that all directors file for a DIN number. The application has to be made in Form DIR- 3.

Application for Name Approval

This process involves registering the LLP. Before you do this, you would need to see if the name is already taken. You can check on the free search facility on the MCA portal. The registrar only approves LLP names that are not taken before.

MOA and AOA Submission with MCA

The next step is to fill the MOA and AOA with the MCA. You need to fill up the form 2 citing all the details correctly. The form also required one DIN of any of the directors mentioned in the form. The procedure takes 15 days to complete.

LLP Incorporation Certificate

Once the registrar approves your MOA and AOA, you’re steps closer to getting your LLP registered. The next step is to get the LLP Incorporation Certificate. You can do by submitting all documents to the registrar. The time frame is between 2- 12 days. Once you get your LLP Incorporation Certificate, you’re ready to go.

Apply for PAN & TAN & Bank Account

As soon as you get the incorporation certificate, you need to apply for your company PAN & TAN with the NSDL. The cost for this procedure is less than Rs.200 and it takes around three weeks to get done.

Note: Sometimes due to logistical reasons and heavy timelines, the Registrar make take more time in completing procedures.

Documents Required for LLP Registration


To be submitted by Partners

  • Scanned copy of PAN Card or Passport (Foreign Nationals & NRIs)
  • Scanned copy of Voter's ID/Passport/Driver's License
  • Scanned copy of Latest Bank Statement/Telephone or Mobile Bill/Electricity or Gas Bill
  • Scanned passport-sized photograph
  • Specimen signature (blank document with signature [partners only])
  • Note: Any one of the partners must self-attest the first three documents. In case of foreign nationals and NRIs, all the documents must be notarised (if currently in India or a non-Commonwealth country) or apostilled (if in a Commonwealth country).

    For the Registered Office

  • Scanned copy of Latest Bank Statement/Telephone or Mobile Bill/Electricity or Gas Bill
  • Scanned copy of Notarised Rental Agreement in English
  • Scanned copy of No-objection Certificate from property owner
  • Scanned copy of Sale Deed/Property Deed in English (in case of owned property)
  • Note: Your registered office need not be a commercial space; it can be your residence, too.

The VakilSahib Company Registration package includes:
  • DSC for one director and DIN for up to three directors
  • Drafting of MoA & AoA
  • Registration fees and stamp duty
  • Company Incorporation Certificate

Minimum Requirements For LLP Registration

Here is what is required of all new LLPs, at the very least:

  • Two Partners: All LLPs must have at least two partners, There is no limit to the maximum number of partners
  • Indian Resident: Of the partners in the business, at least one must be a resident of India.
  • Minimum Capital Contribution: There is no minimum capital requirement for an LLP (or a company, for that matter). The LLP should have an authorised capital of at least Rs. 1 lakh.
  • Registered Office: The registered office of an LLP does not have to be a commercial space. Even a rented home can be the registered office, so long as an NoC is obtained from the landlord.

What is an LLP?


An LLP is a separately legal entity, just like a private limited company. Another similarity between the two is that the liability of the partners is limited to their contribution to the business. Also, partners don’t share liability for wrongdoings of other partners. Therefore, an LLP has many of the advantages of a private limited company. However, if you're looking to raise venture capital or attract talent with employee stock options, private limited is the way to go as LLPs cannot easily accommodate it (pick private limited company, in this case). This is why they are most popular with professional services firms (web designers or architects, for example) that require no equity funding.

Factors to Consider While Selecting an LLP Name


The Registrar of Companies (RoC) has issued naming guidelines for LLPs. It is essential that you follow the rules closely or your application may end up getting rejected, leading to a much longer process.

Unique Component:

In AlphaBeta Internet Private Limited, AlphaBeta is the unique component. Now, once taken, the name will not be given to any other business in categories related to the Internet.

Blacklist:

Abbreviations, adjectives and generic words are rejected. So XYZ would be rejected, as would Good Quality Biscuits. The words bank, exchange and stock exchange, unless approved by RBI or SEBI, would also be rejected.

No Common Trademark:

There should not be a registered trademark by the same name on the IP India website. If there is one, the name can only be approved if you are able to get a No-Objection Certificate from its owner authorising you to use it.

Descriptive Component:

In Biocon Research Private Limited, the word 'Research' describes the business the company is into. You cannot have 'Research' in your name if you're, say, in the logistics or restaurant business.

Advantages of LLP Registration


Separate legal entity:

An LLP is a separate legal entity. This means that it has assets in its own name and can sue and be sued. Furthermore, one partner is not responsible or liable for another partner’s misconduct or negligence.

No owner/manager distinction:

An LLP has partners, who own and manage the business. This is different from a private limited company, whose directors may be different from shareholders. For this reason, VCs do not invest in the LLP structure.

Flexible agreement:

The partners are free to draft the agreement as they please, with regard to their rights and duties.

Limited liability:

The liability of the partners is limited to the extent of his/her contribution to the LLP. Unless fraud has been detected, the personal assets of the partner are protected from any liability of the LLP.

Fewer compliance requirements:

An LLP is much easier and cheaper to run than a private limited company as there are just three compliances per year. On the other hand, a private limited company has a lot of compliances to fulfil and conduct an audit of its books.

Easy to wind-up:

Not only is it easy to start, it’s also easier to wind-up an LLP, as compared to a private limited company. While it still takes two to three months to complete this process, it can take over a year to close a private limited company.

Disadvantages of LLP Registration


Inability to raise VC funding:

VCs would be unwilling to invest in an LLP structure. This is because all ‘shareholders’ in an LLP must be partners, which have certain responsibilities toward the entity. No VC wants any of these responsibilities, and would, therefore, only invest in a private limited company.

Rights of partners:

An LLP can be structured in such a way that one partner has more rights than another. So it isn’t a one vote per share system. So, some lesser partners may feel compromised if higher shareholders choose to move the business in a direction that affects their interests.

Greater penalties:

An LLP’s compliances are minimal, but if you don’t complete them, you could end up paying more in fines than you would with a private limited company. These fines can escalate to Rs. 5 lakh for a single year.

FAQs on LLP Registration


Any individual, or even a company or an LLP, can become a partner. However, only an individual can become a ‘designated partner’ in an LLP.
Yes, non-resident Indians and foreign nationals who are willing to enter into an LLP partnership can do so, provided they submit the necessary documents after getting it notarized by the concerned authorities. Although, at least one of the designated partners in an LLP should be an Indian national.
Any group of persons who have or want to invest money in a business can start an LLP. A person or an investor becomes a partner, according to the LLP agreement, as provided in the Act of 2008. Also, the investors/partners are owners of the business started under the LLP.
An LLP agreement is one that is made between the partners and the LLP regarding the relationship between the individual partners in the LLP. An LLP agreement usually consists of management policies, inclusion of new partners, policy making strategies, and so on.
According to the LLP Act, a minimum of two designated partners are required to start an LLP. The designated partners are responsible for fulfilling all the essential requirements involved in starting and running an LLP.
Typically, only start-ups that will not be looking for venture capital funding register LLPs. This is because venture capitalists only invest in private and public limited companies.
Yes, it is much cheaper to run an LLP than a private limited company, particularly in your early start-up days. This is because many compliances, such as an audit, apply to LLPs only after their turnover is sizeable. Most LLPs spend about half as much as a private limited company in their first year on registrations and compliance work.

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Recommended For
Professional services firms Solo promoters Start-ups and growing companies Home businesses Small manufacturers & traders
Ease of Accommodating Investment
Possible, but unlikely Possible, but severely unlikely Very easy to accommodate Almost impossible Impossible
Limited Liability Protection
Yes Yes Yes No No
Tax Advantages
Most efficient Few benefits Few benefits Minimal Minimal
Perpetual Existence
Yes Yes Yes No No
Statutory Compliances
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Why VakilSahib


20 Working Days

Just tell us a little bit about your business and you'll have the incorporation certificate in 20 working days. It's that simple. In addition to yours, we'll be handling around 400 requests this month.

9.1 Customer Score

We make your interaction with government as smooth as is possible by doing all the paperwork for you. We will also give you absolute clarity on the process to set realistic expectations.

160 Strong Team

Our team of experienced business advisors are a phone call away, should you have any queries about the process. But we'll try to ensure that your doubts are cleared before they even arise.