Change of Registered office/address

Registered Office Change in Company

The registered office of the company may be shifted from one place to another by following the procedure as prescribed in the Companies Act and Rules made thereunder. However, the process and documentation are dependent on the nature of change. There are four scenarios which are possible while dealing with the change of the registered address of the company.

However, the change in the registered address of the company in the same city is more common and also easy to do.

Four Scenarios Are as under

  • Change Within Local Limits of City
  • One City to Another Within Same ROC
  • From Jurisdiction of One ROC to Another
  • From One State to Another State

Documents Required for Change in Registered Office


S.No A. Documents Required for Filing Form -INC-22
1.New Address of Company for The Registered Address
2.Title document, If the new address is owned by the company, or
3.Rent Agreement + Rent Receipt, of the new address, or
4.Utility Bill of Premises & NOC From Owner of the new address
5.Copy of the Board Resolutions for filing with ROC
6.Certification by professionals (CA/CS/CMA)
7.Filing of Form INC-22 with MCA Govt Fee

Process of the Change of Registered Office Address

STEP 1 – New Address To Be Identified
The process starts with the identification of a new address for the registered address of the company in compliance with Local Land Rules.
STEP 2 – Execute Rent/Lease Agreement With Landlord
The new premises should be occupied by the company only after proper document is executed, such as Sale deed or Rent Agreement.
STEP 3 – Obtain NOC From The Address Owner
In case the new address is not owned then, a NOC is required from the owner of the premises. Download NOC For Company Office
STEP 4 – Board Meeting To Pass Resolutions
In the properly convened meeting of the Board of Directors adopt a Board Resolution for Change of the Registered Address with simple majority.
STEP 5 – Intimate ROC By Filing INC-22
The change of the registered address must be intimated within 30 days of the date of effective change of registered address by filing Form INC-22.
STEP 6 – Change In All Stationary & Sign Board
After the registered address is changed the company must make changes in all its signboards, marketing material.

    What is Registered Office of The Company?

    The registered office of a company is the address of the company in the register of the company maintained by the registrar of companies (ROC). As per section 12 of the companies act, it is mandatory to maintain the registered address of the company, which should be a physical address capable of receiving official communication from government department.

    Can I change the Registered Office of Company?

    Yes, The company can very well change its registered office anywhere in India. However the methodology, process and documentation shall differ based on a specific case. There are four kinds of case for the shifting of registered address of the company. You may learn more on each topic by clicking below topics: Change of Registered Office Within The Same City Shifting of Registered Office From one City to Another City within same ROC/State Shifting of the Registered Office from one city to another within the same ROC Shifting of Registered Office from one State to Another

    Is the changing of Registered Office an easy process?

    The answer depends on case to case. In case the change of registered office is within the same city then this is the easiest method. However while changing from one state to another it shall require approval of the regional director of the company.

    How to intimate about change of registered office to the ROC?

    The change in the ROC has to be intimated to the registrar of companies by filing form INC-22, with which supporting document in the form of the ownership papers/Rent agreement and NOC from the powner is attached. The Form INC-22 must be attested by a practicing Chartered Accountant or Company Secretary or a Cost and Management Accountant.