How to verify if a Company is Registered with RoC / MCA / Government?

Recently one of my clients wanted to know if a particular Company is genuine i.e. registered with MCA (Ministry of Corporate Affairs) since he heard they were involved in some kind of fraud/scam related to Network/Chain marketing &  wanted to know the details of the Directors of that Company as well.

Since there is a way to validate all this through MCA’s Website itself, that too without any charges, i thought of posting this for anyone’s knowledge.

Following different links can be used to know couple of details about any Company. You just need to enter the desired Company Name in the Search box  in order to know it’s details.

Check if the Company Name really exists

Click on the following image to see the example.

 Check Company Name

Check Company Master Data –

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Company Master Data example

View Index of Charges – This displays the details about any Secured Loan taken from any Bank by the Company.

Click on the following image to see the example.

View Index Of charges

View Signatory details – This displays the details of the Signatory/ Directors like Name, Residential Address etc.

Click on the following image to see the example.


View Signatory Details

If any Company claims to be registered with MCA/Registrar of Companies (RoC), you may ask them for the CIN (Company Incorporation Number) which is allotted by RoC (each registered Company has a unique CIN allotted). If you could not find the Company Name either using name or CIN provided, you can be sure that it’s not Registered with Registrar of Companies/Government of India.

Note: Only LLP (Limited Liability Partnership), Private Limited Company & Public Limited Company Status can be obtained using MCA Website. Status of entities registered as Sole Proprietorship (having Shop Act Registration) or Partnership Firm can not be obtained through MCA Website.

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248 thoughts on “How to verify if a Company is Registered with RoC / MCA / Government?

  1. Give all details about network marketing company formation

    • Regarding formation of network marketing company, you need to apply for DSC of two directors, DIN of two directors, name application with Registrar of companies within the jurisdiction of which company is situated, MOA AOA, affidavits, e-forms such as INC-1, INC-7, DIR-12, INC-22, this is the procedure to be followed if you want to form private or public limited. For more details please refer my blog for an article- step by step procedure of formation of private limited in India. For further details you may call me.

  2. I found the information very useful. How do we know who is authorized to sign and bind the company to a contract?

  3. Hello Mam,
    I take Homemade Chocolates orders,wedding Packing order..!I want to give a name to my Business as “CHOCOLATE BAZAAR”.
    I want to know wether is name exist or not ,so that i can make my Business cards.and later on i can go for registration.
    Thank u for yr valuable time and efforts.


  4. well organized and presented…thank you :)

  5. how to find if a firm is registered or not like the way we find company is registered or not ?

  6. Thanks, helpful website.

  7. How can i find about the details of “*Name moderated*” JAIPUR….it is a job consultant…if it is a genuine or not ….pls help me to with your valuable reply at the earliest

  8. Hi,

    I would like to do work from home jobs through online.
    Can you suggest me which one is better this time.


    • Either you can opt for registration of proprietorship firm or One Person company Pvt. ltd. it will depend upon the amount of investment. Because for Pvt. ltd the minimum capital required is Rs. 1 lakh and for firm, there is no restriction.

  9. Thank you very much for this nice post. Please tell how can check if a firm is registered or not

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