India Entry Strategy

Now a days, foreign entrepreneurs/ investors are moving to India, for business purposes, on a frequent basis. As India is a developing country, everyone wants to set up their businesses in India or tie-up with the Indian entrepreneurs.

With a strong client base, spread across South East and Middle East Asia, the United States of America and Europe, Indigenesis has been instrumental in successfully devising strategies for foreign investors in India through:

Type of company Definition Benefits of incorporation Process of incorporation Time required
Wholly Owned Subsidiary An entity whose 100% shares are held by another company, which is called a holding company
  • Various exemptions are available
  • Section 185 of the companies act, 2013 shall not apply to subsidiary companies
  • Funds can be made in the form of share capital and loan
  • Obtain Digital Signature Certificate (DSC)
  • Obtain Director Identification Number (DIN)
  • Select suitable company name
  • Decide on the capital requirements
  • Decide on its registered office 
  • Documentation & filing 
  • Certificate of Incorporation
10-15 days from the date of application to get the Certificate of Incorporation
Joint Venture Collaboration of two or more companies to undertake financial activities together
  • Use of resources by foreign investors/ enterprises
  • Synergies for economic benefits on large scale
  • Cost advantage
  • Usage of technologies by each other
  • Access to new markets and distribution channels on large scale
  • Obtain Digital Signature Certificate (DSC) 
  • Obtain Director Identification Number (DIN) 
  • Select suitable company name 
  • Decide on the capital requirements 
  • Decide on its registered office 
  • Documentation & filing 
  • Certificate of Incorporation
7-10 days from the date of application to get the Certificate of Incorporation
Liaison Office A place of business to act as a channel of communication between the principal place of business and entities in India
  • Promotes export / import from / to India
  • Promotes technical/ financial collaborations between parent/group companies and companies in India
  • Acts as a communication channel between the parent company and Indian companies
  • File an application in a specified FNC form, along with other documents
  • The application is then reviewed by the bank
  • The bank may ask for further documents and information, as it may deem fit to process the application
15 to 20 days from the date of application to the RBI
Branch Office A foreign company, engaged in manufacturing or trading activities, can set up its business in India by establishing a Branch Office (BO)
  • Promotes export / import from / to India
  • Promotes technical/ financial collaborations between parent/group companies and companies in India
  • Acts as a communication channel between the parent company and Indian companies
  • File an application in a specified FNC form, along with other documents
  • The application is then reviewed by the bank
  • The bank may ask for further documents and information, as it may deem fit to process the application
18 to 20 days from the date of application to the RBI
Project Office A place of business in India to represent the interests of the foreign company executing a project in India
  • Promotes export / import from / to India
  • Promotes technical/ financial collaborations between parent/group companies and companies in India
  • Acts as a communication channel between the parent company and Indian companies
  • File an application in a specified FNC form, along with other documents
  • The application is then reviewed by the bank
  • The bank may ask for further documents and information, as it may deem fit to process the application
  • An AD Category-I bank then grants approval
15 to 20 days from the date of application to the RBI

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