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All NGOs (be it a Trust, Society or Section 8 Company) must apply for FCRA License if they wish to attract foreign donation in their NGOs. Without FCRA Certificate, no NGO can accept overseas donations/grants/funding.
The objective of FCRA registration is to legalize the receipt of any foreign contribution by any Trust, Society or Section 8 for ensuring the proper utilization of such funds for the specified purpose. The registration service is provided by https://fcraonline.nic.in/home/index.aspx under the aegis of Ministry of Home Affairs.
Charitable Trusts, Societies and Section 8 Company that receive foreign contribution or donation from foreign sources are required to obtain registration under Section 6(1) of Foreign Contribution Regulation Act, 2010. The FCRA Registration makes such NGO eligible to receive such overseas donation or funding and its registration is done under the Foreign Contribution Regulation Act, 2010 which is called as FCRA registration.
Every NGO which has to receive some funds in terms of donation from a foreign source must get itself registered under the provisions of Foreign Contribution Regulation Act, 1976 or seek prior approval for receiving such funds from the Ministry of Home Affairs, Government of India.
Presently registration is granted only to those NGOs which is operational for minimum three years. Therefore, a newly established NGO cannot get itself registered under Foreign Contribution Regulation Act, 2010. However, newly established NGOs may receive donations from a foreign source for some specific activities, and for a specific purpose after seeking prior permission from the Ministry of Home Affairs.
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To register your NGO under FCRA, we require certain fixed documents whose quick checklist has been given below for your easy understanding:
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The NGO gets the eligibility to receive donations from overseas countries.
NGO being a non-profit organization, they leverage the opportunity of receiving foreign donations and this way, the NGO gets international goodwill.
An NGO FCRA Registration have more value in the eyes of the society.
Any Charitable Trusts, Societies and Section 8 Company gets international footprints once it starts getting foreign funding due to its FCRA Registration.
We at Compliance Calendar LLP can prepare all necessary documents including application forms etc. to help you get your NGO registered under FCRA. To get quote for your NGO in FCRA Registration, Get in touch with us
NGOs must apply for FCRA Certificate to receive foreign donations in India.
Normal time is up to three months. However, the same can go up to six months.
Depends. If the NGO wants to have Overseas Donors then it is must to have FCRA Registration and vice-versa for NGOs.
Please refer the Documents section above.
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An NGO is allowed receive foreign donations only when FCRA (Foreign Contribution Regulation Act 1976) registration has been obtained from Ministry of Home Affairs. FCRA license is normally applied when the Society is minimum 3 years older (in exceptional cases can be allowed-T&C.)
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