A foreign company has two options for entering India: register as an Indian company or remain a foreign company. If the company intends to operate commercially, then it has to register as an Indian company.
If you intend to operate commercially in India then you have the following options for India entry:
If you don’t intend to operate commercially in India then you have the following options for India entry:
A liaison office means a place of business to act as a channel of communication between the principal place of business or head office and the entity in India but which does not undertake any commercial/trading/industrial activity and maintains itself out of inward remittances received from abroad. A liaison office may be permitted to carry on the following activities:
A foreign company can establish a project office without the prior permission from Reserve Bank Of India (RBI) only when they have secured a contract from an Indian company to execute a project in India and any of the following conditions are fulfilled:
If none of the above conditions are satisfied, then prior approval from Reserve Bank of India (RBI) has to be obtained before setting up the project office.
A foreign company/person resident outside India may be permitted by Reserve Bank of India (RBI) to undertake the following activities:
Catlett, Inc. is not a law firm and is not offering legal advice. You should only rely on an attorney for legal advice. Our team can always assist you in getting legal advice for choosing best option for you to enter India.
It can be difficult to understand the intricacies of doing business in another country - it will require knowledge of Indian laws and rules as applicable, free time and attentiveness in reading documents. The consultant - in this case, a representative of Catlett, Inc. - does all this for you.
Our team in India has already provided the above services for other businesses. We have the necessary know-how for doing business in India.
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