Opening of liaison office in India

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    - Get your liaison office in India
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What is liaison office in India.

India is considered as a ever growing market for the foreign investments, with the latest policies and business points in India, more and more companies from abroad are willing to expand to take a chunk of Indian market to make profit. When a foreign company opens an office in India they would set up an office that would indulge in the communication part between the Headquarters of the actual company and the indian entities of the same company.

A liaison office is considered as an representative office for the office inside india. The main rule here is that there must not be any type of business involved that is directly related to selling or manufacturing of products by setting up an liaison office.

There must be no income generated via setting up an liaison office, whereas its run in costs are handled by the parent company via the revenue it is generating onshore or offshore. It basically acts as an information collection and spreading zone for the business operations.

At Unilex Consultants we provide you a hassle free registration process which would be dealt by our professionals within a time frame of 15-20 days and is subjective to governmental processing time. Our team takes care of the documentation and aids in provide you the realistic estimation of cost.

Documentation for Opening liaison office


Form FNC 1 (Three copies)


Letter of authority from the parent company.


Financial statements of parent Company


KYC of Authorized persons


Certificate of Incorporation


MOA/AOA of Parent Company


Bankers Certificate


Bank Account Opening Resolution

Process involved in registering a Opening of liaison office in India



Applying for licensing from RBI



Applying for ROC and TAN



Form 44 filing and the approval

Types of Establishing Liaison office

RBI method :

  • - In terms of the automatic route for the investment to happen there are no prior steps to be taken by the foreign resident, they can just straight up invest in the company but, after the equity is done for it to be valid the filings has to be done within the 30 days of investment by following the procedure of Reserve Bank of India (RBI).
  • - Offices established by this method can open liaison office via direct RBI approach.

Governmental Route :

  • - In most cases automatic rules can be applied but for certain cases the involvement of the Foreign Direct Investment (FDI) rules involvement is required. Here the rules has to followed and only after which the equity can be bought.
  • - For companies established via this route, then a direct permit method would be needed for establishing the Liaison Office.

Compliances of liaison office annually
Filing of Annual Activity Certificate with RBI
Filing of Annual Return and Balance sheet with Registrar of Companies
Intimating any change in constitution of Foreign Company to RBI & ROC
Intimating any change in Directors of Foreign Company to RBI & ROC.
Intimating each and every change in the Liaison office to RBI & ROC

Unique Features of liaison office

    - Act as a communication channel between the main office and the Indian branch offices.
    - Collect statistical market information ot improve the business and sales indirectly via the information collected.
    - Promote exports/Import from/to India
    - Promote technical/financial collaboration between parent company and Indian customers.
    - Open Non-Interest bearing INR current account with Category-1 Banks in India
    - No direct sales or dealing involved with the generation of revenue

FAQs About Opening liaison office

What is a liaison office ?
When a foreign company opens an office in India they would set up an office that would indulge in the communication part between the Headquarters of the actual company and the indian entities of the same company.
What to expect from opening of Liaison office in India ?
No direct sales or dealing involved with the generation of revenue. A Liaison office has minimal compliance when compared to other type of offices. Can be used for targeting information for business strategies. Can act as a point of communication between the branches. Should not indulge in direct interaction for making a profit model with the client via a liaison office.

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