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Branch Office : How to Start a Branch Office in India in Hindi

Published on 14 Jan 2020 / In Company Incorporation

•Branch Office : How to Start a Branch Office in India :

Branch Office (BO) is not an incorporated company, but an extension of a foreign company. BOs can, however, engage in commercial business as a representative of the parent company.

The BO can conduct research, carry out import and export activity, provide consultancy support, provide services in information technology (IT), and provide technical support for products supplied by its parent company.

• Requirements to Establish Branch Office:
A) a profit making track record during the immediately preceding five financial years in the home country
B) Net Worth not less than USD 100,000 or its equivalent.

Companies incorporated outside India and engaged in manufacturing or trading activities are allowed to set up Branch Offices in India with specific approval of the Reserve Bank.
Such Branch Offices are permitted to represent the parent / group companies and undertake the following activities in India:

• Procedure
AD Bank – Authorized Bank
MOA, AOA , Financials , Apostile documents.

• Activities which are permitted for Branch Office are as follows:

i. Export / Import of goods.
ii. Rendering professional or consultancy services.
iii. Carrying out research work, in areas in which the parent company is engaged.
iv. Promoting technical or financial collaborations between Indian companies and parent or overseas group company.
v. Representing the parent company in India and acting as buying / selling agent in India.
vi. Rendering services in information technology and development of software in India.
vii. Rendering technical support to the products supplied by parent/group companies.
viii. Foreign airline / shipping company.

Normally, the Branch Office should be engaged in the activity in which the parent company is engaged.

b) Retail trading activities of any nature is not allowed for a Branch Office in India.

c) A Branch Office is not allowed to carry out manufacturing or processing activities in India, directly or indirectly.

d) Profits earned by the Branch Offices are freely remittable from India, subject to payment of applicable taxes


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