Private limited Company Name Change A Step-by-Step Guide – Virtual Auditor

Company Name Change

Private limited Company Name Change A Complete guide 

You have successfully registered your company started running it and you figure out that your business name just doesn’t work out, the reason for the change of could be anything starting from customer non-connection, lengthy names, astrological reasons, numerical reasons or you want to use the short form you registered the name the reason could be anything , now lets look a complete guide on private limited company name change.

Procedure for Private Limited Company Name Change

Steps involved in company name change mca for a Private limited company is as follow

Step 1: Conduct Board Meeting and Pass Board Resolution for Company Name Change     

Companies Act 2013, lays down the procedure to follow for the name, the board of directors pass a resolution for a name change and to authorize directors to apply for RUN FORM, then the board must convince for altering the Memorandum of Association & Articles of Association

Step 2: Check Company Name Availability in RUN Form

The next step is to research your new companies name, ensure that it is acceptable as per company name availability guidelines issued by the Ministry of Corporate Affairs 


Apply for Name approval to RoC in RUN form, attaching the board resolution mentioned above to the RUN form is mandatory

RoC generally takes anywhere between 1 to 3 working days for company name change approval

Step 3: Post Name Approval Pass Special Resolution for Company Name Change

Once the name approval is granted, call for an extraordinary general meeting of the member and pass a special resolution for

  • Alteration of Name Clause of Memorandum Association
  • Alteration of Name Clause of Articles of Association

Step 4: Application for approval of Company Name Change

Prepare and submit the following

eForm MGT-14 along with a certified true copy of the necessary resolution for alteration of Memorandum of Association and Articles of Association (MOA and AOA) need to be filed

eForm INC-24 (Application for approval of Central Government for a change of name) needs to be filed, to give effect to change in name.

RoC usually takes between 3 to 15 working day for the approval of this form

Step 5: Issuance of New Certificate of Incorporation

Registrar of Companies would scrutinize the forms and if the eForms were in order, ROC will issue a new company name change certificate of incorporation .

Step 6:  Make Changes & Issue the altered MOA and AOA

Make changes to your MOA & AOA and circulate to all related parties , banks, and all other creditors

Step 7:  Apply for PAN & TAN & GST 

As the company name has changed, you need to apply for Company name change in your PAN & TAN and intimate the name change to GST and update all other statutory registers

For assistance on Company registration  or any clarification on MoA & AOA Talk to our Compliance Advisers at + 91 9962230333 or email us at [email protected]



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