Every business organization has a principal place of business activities, which in case of a company called its registered office. The address of the situation of the registered office is very important from general public, shareholders, customers and various other points of view. Every company is governed in accordance with the provisions of the Companies Act, 2013, therefore, it is mandatory for all companies to keep the Registrar of Companies informed about the location of the registered office and changes.
Thereto from time to time, Promoters of the Company decide the State in which the registered office shall be situated.
CHANGE IN LOCATION OF REGISTERED OFFICE – SECTION- 12(5) AND 13(4):
The Board of Directors of Company (Public or Private Limited) may find it necessary to change the location of the registered office from time to time. There are four ways to shifting of registered office as given below:
Modes of Shifting of Registered Office
- Shifting of the registered office from its “Existing location in a city, town or village to another place within the limits of the same city, town or village”.
- Shifting of the registered office to a place “Outside the local limits of the existing place but in the same State” under the jurisdiction of the same Registrar of Companies”.
- Shifting of the registered office from the “Jurisdiction of one Registrar of the Jurisdiction of another Registrar within the same State”.
- Shifting of the registered office to another State in India.