Section 380 Documents to be delivered to Registrar by foreign companies – Companies Act 2013

Amended and updated notes on section 380 of Companies Act 2013. Provisions related to documents, etc., to be delivered to Registrar by foreign companies.

Amended and updated notes on section 380 of Companies Act 2013. Detail discussion on provisions and rules related to documents, etc., to be delivered to Registrar by foreign companies.

Chapter XXII (Section 379393) of the Companies Act, 2013 (CA 2013) deals with the provisions related to companies incorporated outside India. Section 380 of CA 2013 provides for documents, etc., to be delivered to Registrar by foreign companies.

Recently, we have discussed in detail section 379 (Application of Act to foreign companies) of CA 2013. Today, we learn the provisions of section 380 of the Companies Act 2013.

The provisions of section 380 are effective from 1st April, 2014. You may refer Notification No. S.O. 902(E) issued dated 27-03-2014. In this article, you will learn detail of the provisions of section 380 the Companies Act 2013 read with the Companies (Registration of Foreign Companies) Rules, 2014.

Name of ActThe Companies Act 2013
Enacted byParliament of India
Administered byMinistry of Corporate Affairs (MCA)
Number of Chapters29
Number of Sections484 (470-43+57)
Number of Schedules7
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Chapter No.XXII
Chapter NameAccounts of Companies
Section No.380
Section NameDocuments, etc., to be delivered to Registrar by foreign companies
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Section 380 of Companies Act 2013: Documents, etc., to be delivered to Registrar by foreign companies

Section 380 shall come into force on 1st April, 2014 vide Notification No. S.O. 902(E) issued dated 27.03.2014.

(1) Every foreign company shall, within thirty days of the establishment of its place of business in India, deliver to the Registrar for registration—

  • (a) a certified copy of the charter, statutes or memorandum and articles, of the company or other instrument constituting or defining the constitution of the company and, if the instrument is not in the English language, a certified translation thereof in the English language;
  • (b) the full address of the registered or principal office of the company;
  • (c) a list of the directors and secretary of the company containing such particulars as may be prescribed;
  • (d) the name and address or the names and addresses of one or more persons resident in India authorised to accept on behalf of the company service of process and any notices or other documents required to be served on the company;
  • (e) the full address of the office of the company in India which is deemed to be its principal place of business in India;
  • (f) particulars of opening and closing of a place of business in India on earlier occasion or occasions;
  • (g) declaration that none of the directors of the company or the authorised representative in India has ever been convicted or debarred from formation of companies and management in India or abroad; and
  • (h) any other information as may be prescribed.

(2) Every foreign company existing at the commencement of this Act shall, if it has not delivered to the Registrar before such commencement, the documents and particulars specified in sub-section (1) of section 592 of the Companies Act, 1956, continue to be subject to the obligation to deliver those documents and particulars in accordance with that Act.

(3) Where any alteration is made or occurs in the documents delivered to the Registrar under this section, the foreign company shall, within thirty days of such alteration, deliver to the Registrar for registration, a return containing the particulars of the alteration in the prescribed form.


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