Procedure for forming a limited liability partnership in India

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In this blog, we have discussed about the procedure for forming a limited liability partnership (LLP) in India in a user friendly manner.


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Procedure for forming a limited liability partnership in India :

Procedure for forming a limited liability partnership in India In this blog, we have discussed about the procedure for forming a limited liability partnership (LLP) in India in a user friendly manner.

Procedure for forming a limited liability partnership in India :

Procedure for forming a limited liability partnership in India Chiefly,  LLP  stands for limited liability partnership. The Parliament of India passed the Limited Liability Partnership Act in 2008 to govern LLP businesses in India. According to Section 2 of this law, an LLP is a partnership registered under the Act. Further, an LLP agreement refers to a written agreement between an  LLP’s  partners or between the LLP itself and its partners. This agreement defines the rights, liabilities, duties, and powers of the partners. The procedure for forming an LLP is very easy.

Procedure for LLP formation: :

Procedure for LLP formation: Moreover, the LLP can be restricted to raise fund from public by issuing securities or by debts. The  LLP  can get the funding by its partners or through the banks in the form of loans. The partners cannot take any actions without the consent of majority partners in the LLP. One partner should seek the approval of other partners for doing any activity. However,  LLP  doesn’t have more creditability as compared to other companies. People always prefer these types of company for investing the money and running their business under the name of  private limited company  or public limited company. The LLP is easy to attract the investors and business expansion is easy compared to all other type of company.

Procedure for the eligibility of LLP: :

Procedure for the eligibility of LLP: PARTNERS: Although, minimum two designated partner is required to register the  LLP . Both the partner should have Designated Partner Identification Number (DPIN). There is no maximum limit for the partners and designated partners, but every person who wants to become a designated partner in the  LLP  must have the DPIN. Both partners and designated partners can directly take part in the LLP , likewise the LLP registration requires only the designated partners. NAMING PROCEDURE: Consequently, the name of the Limited liability partnership must have the word “ LLP ” at the end of the name. For example: “XYZ marketing  LLP ” here the XYZ denotes the name of the company and marketing signifies that the LLP is indulging in the business of marketing and LLP word shows the business format.


REGISTERED OFFICE: In fact, the LLP must have a registered office and it should mentioned in the  LLP  agreement. If any of the partner wants to change the registered office then firstly he should take the consent of all designated partners and after seeking the approval he can intimate about the changes to the registrar of the companies . CAPITAL: No minimum capital requirement for the LLP registration. The partners and designated partners can start LLP by investing any amount of money.

Advantages of LLP: :

Advantages of LLP: Specifically, the  LLP  is a partnership entity with company features. But, as a company LLP is also separate legal entity and both LLP and its partners will differ from each other. All partners and the designed partners have limited liability. They are likely to contribute only the amount which they agree to provide as per  LLP  agreement. The LLP formation is straightforward and very cheap. Moreover, the registration of  partnership firm   is not mandatory for the partners, but they may not register their partnership firm by mutual consent. So, registering LLP at first prevents certain risks. The  LLP  has the legal identity . In particular, the LLP is easily transferable. As the LLP is distinct from its partners and it is also a separate entity, therefore, it is easy to transfer the LLP.

Distinct Features of an LLP :

Distinct Features of an LLP


1. Procedure for separate legal entity In essence, Limited liability partnerships are treated as separate legal entities. This means that LLPs can own assets and incur liabilities in their own names. They can also enter into contracts and sue and be sued in their own names. 2. Limited liability of partners However, the liabilities of partners are separate and limited. Their personal assets will not liable to attachment in case the  LLP  registration is winding up or suffering certain legal consequences of repayment of debt. Partners’ liabilities, however, can become unlimited in cases of offenses like fraud, the commission of an offense, or any other wrongful and illegal act .


3. Procedure for Sharing of profits In the same way, all the partners of limited liability partnerships should share profits of business like partners of regular firms. However, they can freely decide the share profits ratio . 4. Partners of LLPs Moreover,  LLP  partners can be natural persons, i.e. individuals, or even body corporate. Furthermore, an individual cannot be a partner if he suffers from unsoundness of mind or he is insolvent. LLP s must have a minimum of two partners at all times. The maximum number of partners is unlimited, regular partnership firms it is restricted for 50 partners.

Procedure for LLP Company Registration in India :

Procedure for LLP Company Registration in India


1. Digital Signature Certificate (DSC) The documents for LLP are filed online and digitally signed for  LLP Registration , the partner must obtain their digital signature certificates. 2. Director Identification Number (DIN) Form DIR- 3 should be filled .Attach the scanned copy of documents ( Aadhaar and PAN) to get the DIN of all the designated partners. 3. Reservation of Name Procedure: In particular, you should also provide six names in the order of preference in Form 1 among which the one is being approved


4. Incorporation of LLP Form 2 must be filled for  incorporation of the LLP . It contains the information like the total number of partners and designated partners, their names and amount of partner’s contribution etc. It takes nearly 15-20 days for the registration of  LLP . 5. Limited Liability Partnership Agreement After the acceptance of the application, the incorporation certificate will be issued by the Registrar. After the issuance of incorporation certificate, the  LLP  will be considered to be registered. Further, the application for PAN and TAN can be made according to the procedure. Moreover, within the 30 days’ time, the Partners have to file the Partnership Agreement with the MCA.  LLP  company registration agreement describes about the rights and duties of the partners. It must be filed in Form 3 and has to be printed on Stamp Paper.

LLP Agreements include certain provisions :

LLP Agreements include certain provisions First and foremost comes the  Name of the LLP  which should always end with LLP or Limited Liability Partnership. There are a few post registration compliance for LLP to ensure smooth running of an  LLP. Date and Agreement of the partnership  certain procedure and details of the future name changes, initial partners, new partners admission, business activities and their scope, power of LLP, duration, management, accounting, auditing, etc. Profit, capital and Interest sharing ratio ; the contribution ratio of partners in terms of capital, interest on contribution, profit sharing ratio as well as the time period after which the capital can be withdrawn by any of the partners is necessary.


Allocation and Distribution  clarifies the method of profit-sharing among partners and distribution including interim distribution or final distribution in the  LLP. Terms and Conditions  describes when the partners can withdraw or disassociate from the  LLP . The Agreement explains the procedures, rights of the existing partners, and rights on assets after disassociation, as well as notice to existing partner. Partnership Rights  which include the admission of a new partner and their rights thereafter. Re-admission or withdrawal of any of the partners, the rights of existing partners, and rights on assets after disassociation, as well as notice to existing partner. The Agreement includes the name of the person/partner responsible Management, Meetings of partners, fiduciary duty, etc.

Documents Required For LLP Company Registration :

Documents Required For LLP Company Registration Documents of Partners: Passport-size photographs PAN Card/ ID Proof of the Partners Address Proof of Partners (Voter’s ID/Passport/Driver’s license/ Aadhar Card) Residence Proof of Partners (Latest bank statement/telephone bill/mobile bill/electricity bill/gas bill) Passport (in case of Foreign Nationals/ NRIs) Documents of LLP: Proof of Registered Office Address(Notarized Rental Agreement in English/NOC from property owner/Utility bill) Digital Signature Certificate