The Foreign Contribution (Regulation) Act, 2010, is intended to consolidate the law regulating the acceptance and utilization of foreign contribution or foreign hospitality by certain individuals or associations or companies and to prohibit acceptance and utilization of foreign contribution or foreign hospitality for any activities detrimental to the national interest and for matters connected therewith. The Act extends to the whole of India, to its citizens outside India and also to associate branches or subsidiaries outside India, of companies or body corporate, registered or incorporated in India.
As per Section 16 of FCRA, 2010 every person who has been granted a certificate of registration under Section 12 thereof shall have such certificate renewed within six months before the expiry of the period of the certificate.
Association which desire to renew their registration certificate may apply online in Form FC-3 six months before the expiry of their existing registration.
Since registration granted to Associations under the repealed FCRA, 1976 shall be valid up to 30th April, 2016, such Associations should have applied for renewal of their registration six months before the date of expiry of the validity, that is, on or before 31st October, 2015. Renewed certificate will be valid for a period of five years with effect from 01-05- 2016.
Signature of Chief Functionary, seal of the association, registration certificate of the association Memorandum of Association/ Trust Deed, Self certified copy of registration are to be uploaded for renewal of registration.
Ans. The existing registration under FCRA, 2010, will cease from the date of completion of the period of five years from the date of grant of registration. In such a case, the association has to apply afresh for grant of registration.
1.Registration Certificate of Association is not more than 1 MB in PDF format.
2.Memorandum of Association/Trust Deed is not more than 5 MB in PDF format.
3.Activity Report for the Last 3 Years is not more than 3 MB in PDf format.
4.Audited Statement of accounts for the last three years is not more than 5 MB in PDF format.
5. Scanned images of Chief Functionary signature is not more than 50 KB in JPG format.
6. Scanned image of Seal of Association is not more than 100 KB. in JPG format.