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March 15, 2020

How to Change Name, Address, Objectives, FC Account details & renewal process as per Foreign Contribution Regulation Act 2010

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What is the procedure for seeking change FC-6 A in the name and or FC-6 B aims and objects of an association registered under FCRA?

Ans. For seeking change in the name/address of the association, intimation is to be given online in Form FC-6 within 15 days and self certified copy of amendment approved by local/relevant authority is to be uploaded

What is the procedure for change of designated FC-6 C Bank Account?

Ans. For change of the bank account, an intimation is to be given online in Form FC-6 C within 15 days of such change with uploading of certificates from the concerned banks regarding the change.

Whether intimation regarding the change of Members of the Executive Committee/Governing Council of the association is to be given to the Government?

Ans. Yes. If at any point of time, such change causes replacement of original Members of the Executive Committee/Governing Council of the association, intimation is to be given online in Form FC-6 E to MHA within 15 days of such change.

Process for Renewal of registration under Foreign Contribution Regulation Act 2010

Whether the certificate of registration is to be renewed?

Yes, As per Section 16 of FCRA, 2010 every person who has been granted a certificate of registration under Section 12 thereof shall have such certificate renewed within six months before the expiry of the period of the certificate.

What is the process for renewal of registration?

Association which desire to renew their registration certificate may apply online in Form FC-3C six months before the expiry of their existing registration.

Whether the registration certificate granted to an association under the repealed FCRA, 1976 shall have to renew their registration?

Yes. An association granted registration under the repealed FCRA, 1976 shall be deemed to have been registered under FCRA, 2010 for a period of 5 years. Registration granted under FCRA, 1976 shall remain valid for a period of 5 years from the 1st May, 2011, i.e., up to the 30th April, 2016.

When should an Association which has been granted registration under FCRA 2010 apply for renewal of registration?

In terms of Rule 12 (2) of FCRR, 2011, an Association registered under FCRA should apply in Form FC-3C for renewal of its registration six months before the date of expiry of the certificate of registration. 

What are the documents to be uploaded for renewal of registration?

Signature of Chief Functionary, seal of the association, registration certificate of the association Memorandum of Association/ Trust Deed, FCRA Registration Certificate of association issued by MHA are to be uploaded for renewal of registration.

What happens if the association does not apply for renewal of registration?

The existing registration under FCRA, 2010, will cease from the date of completion of the period of five years from the date of grant of registration and will not be eligible for receiving of foreign contribution and will not be eligible for receiving of foreign contribution. In such a case, the association has to apply afresh for grant of registration.