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The new e-form recently rolled out by the Ministry of Corporate Affairs (MCA) is ACTIVE (INC-22A), and is part of the ACTIVE (Active Company Tagging Identities and Verification) exercise.


Every company incorporated on or before 31st December, 2017 shall file the particulars of the company and its registered office, in e-Form INC-22A known as e-Form ‘ACTIVE’ (Active Company Tagging Identities and Verification) on or before 25th April, 2019.


  • Companies incorporated on or before 31st December 2017
  • Status of DIN of directors must be ‘Approved’ at the time of filing
  • Financial Statements and Annual Returns should be duly filed for the FY 2017-18


  • Companies under liquidation
  • Struck off companies
  • Companies under the process of striking off
  • Amalgamated or Dissolved companies


  • Non-filing of INC-22A (ACTIVE) Form on or after 26th April, 2019 will mark the Company as “Active-non-compliant.”
  • Penalty of INR 10,000 is payable on or after 26th April, 2019 to get the company Marked as “ACTIVE Compliant.”
  • On Non-filing of INC-22A (ACTIVE) Form, the government may not accept certain forms Including SH-07, PAS-03, DIR-12, INC-22, INC-28.

5. SIMPLE STEPS TO FILE INC-22A (ACTIVE) FORM WITH MCA:  Step to Step Process to File Inc-22A (Active) Form are as follows:

  • Step 1: Basic details of the form including company name, registered address, and registered email id.
  • Step 2: Number of directors along with the name and status of DIN.
  • Step 3: Details of the statutory auditors.
  • Step 4: Cost auditor appointment requirement and details.
  • Step 5: Details of the managing director or the chief executive officer or whole time manager along with DIN/PAN, Name and designation
  • Step 6: Details of the company secretary of the company in case it is applicable along with PAN name and membership number.
  • Step 7: Details of the chief financial officer of the company in case it is applicable.
  • Step 8: Details of other forms including AOC-4-AOC-4 XBRL and MGT-7 filed for the FY 2017-18.

Declaration & Verification: After including all the above-given details one has to attach the photographs of the company premises in a prescribed format.

Signing of Form: In case of OPC by one director, in case of other than OPC by one director and one KMP or two directors and Certified by the one Practicing Professional.


1. What is the due date for filing the Form INC-22A?

Every company is required to file form INC-22A (ACTIVE) on or before 25thApril, 2019.

2. Which company is required to file the Form INC-22A ACTIVE?

Every company incorporated on or before 31st December 2017 

3. What are the statutory fees for filing of Form INC-22A?

There are no statutory fees for filing of Form INC-22A if filed on or before 25th April, 2019.

4. What is the amount of late filing fees company need to file if form not filed within 25.04.2019?

Company is required to pay a fee of Rs. 10,000/- for filing the form INC-22A.

5. What are the documents required to be attached in the Form INC-22A?

Photograph of the inside office showing therein at least one director/KMP and the same director will affix its DSC on the form and Photograph of the external building of registered office showing company name, registered address and GST Number on the board in local as well as English language.

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