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Registered Office Changes

Registered office of a Company can be changed from one place to another by following the requirements under Companies Act 2013

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Registered Office Changes

Registered Office of the Company refers to the official correspondence address of the company or its principal place of business. The address of the Registered Office will be used for all official communications with the company. In the course of business, the company may be required to change its registered office for many reasons. It may be due to shifting operations from one place to another, shifting offices within the same city, etc. Since a company is an entity, every change requires compliance with laws and filing of documents.

The changes in Registered Office of a Company shall fall under any of the following categories:

1. Changes within the same city

2. From one city to another city in the same state

3. From one city to another city in the same state but between jurisdictions of two ROC offices

4. From one State to another State

The process of changing the registered office address under Companies Act 2013 differs depends on the location of changed address of the Company as stated above.

Within 15 days of changes, the company has to file an intimation to the Registrar of Companies about the changes in registered office.

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Change of registered office within same city

The Board of Directors has the authority to shift the registered office of a company within the same city by a resolution and file the intimation with the ROC.

Change of registered office from one City to another City

A company can shift its registered office from a city to another by a resolution passed by shareholders.

Change of registered office from one City to another City within a state, but between the jurisdictions of two ROC offices

The jurisdiction of ROC offices for a company will be determined depending on the location of the registered office. Certain states like Maharashtra and Tamil Nadu have two ROC offices. A company can shift the registered office from one city to another within the same state but between the jurisdictions of two ROC offices by a resolution passed by shareholders with the permission of the Regional Director, Ministry of Corporate Affairs.

Change of registered office from one State to another State

A company can shift the registered office from one state to another state with the permission of the Regional Director, Ministry of Corporate Affairs. The shifting of the registered office from one state to another involves the amendment of Memorandum of Association as well. This involves a lengthy process including filing of a petition before the Regional Director.


1. What is Registered Office?

Registered Office refers to the official correspondence address of a company or its principal place of business. The address of the Registered Office will be used in all its official communications. The Registered Office of a company can be shifted from one place to another in the same state or from one state to another after complying with legal requirements. The company shall affix the name and address of its registered office outside every office or place of business in a prominent position. Also, the name and address of its registered office should be mentioned in its business letters, bills and other official publications.

2. What is shifting of Registered Office?

The Registered Office of a company can be shifted from one place to another within a city in the same state or from one state to another.

3. Is the shifting of Registered Office an easy process?

Shifting within the same state is easy as it only need approval of the Board of Directors or shareholders and filing documents. If the Registered Office is shifted from one state to another, it needs the approval of the Regional Director.

4. Who can shift the Registered Office?

Within the same city, the Registered Office can be shifted upon approval by the Board of Directors, and to a different city, by shareholders. If shifting outside the state, it needs the approval of the Regional Director.

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