One Person Company Registration
The first move towards building an empire!
What is One Person Company?
To understand one person company definition, we first need to get into the identity it creates. A registration provides corporate status and many benefits to the members and directors. In the case of a Private company, at least two members are required which is not the same in the case of OPC. To eliminate this drawback and allow a single person to reap the advantages of One Person Company, this sort of a company structure is introduced through the Companies Act, 2013. One Person Company registration is simplified with online filing and process.
One Person Company feature is such that it has only one shareholder who owns 100% stake of the company. To maintain the character of perpetuity, the appointment of the nominee is compulsory, who will take place of the owner in case of death or his inability. One person company is a type of Private Limited Company.
Benefits of One Person Company Registration
Separate Legal Existence
A One Person Company would obtain the status of a separate legal entity. Such OPC registration ensures that the entity is separate from the owner, unlike a proprietorship firm. OPC can own the assets in its own name and enter into a contract with the parties. The actions of the company are independent of the owner. This is the main benefit of OPC registration.
Limited Liability of Owners
One of the benefits of registering OPC lies in the separate legal entity of the company where the liability and obligations are not charged over the personal assets of the sole member. The liability of a member is limited to the unpaid amount of the capital subscribed by the member. Even in the case of liquidation, the personal assets of the member are protected, except in certain specified cases.
Lower Compliance Requirements
A Single Person Company is benefited with an exemption to many compliances unlike a private company. Compliances like holding General and Board Meeting, etc. are not applicable to OPC. However, Board Meeting must be held if more than one director is on Board.
Separation of Management and Ownership
Even if the OPC is owned by sole personnel, the owner may appoint a director owing up to the responsibility to operate and run a company. The operational duties are assigned to the director(s) whereas the member would be able to fetch profits channeling efforts towards other businesses. However, in One Person Company, the shareholder holds complete control over being a stakeholder.
Documents Required for Online OPC Registration
PAN Card of shareholder, nominee, and Directors.
Aadhar card and Voter ID/ Passport/ Driving License of Shareholder, Nominee, and Directors.
Latest Passport size photograph of Shareholder, Nominee and Directors
Director’s Address Proof
Latest Telephone Bill /Electricity Bill/ Bank Account Statement of Shareholder, Nominee, and Directors.
NOC from owner
No Objection Certificate to be obtained from the owner of registered office
Rent Agreement of the registered office should be provided, if any
Business Address Proof
Latest Electricity Bill/ Telephone Bill of the registered office address