Branch Liaison Office

We assist companies registered outside India (Foreign Company) to establish their operations in Mumbai, India without registering a subsidiary company. The scope of operation of open a branch or liaison office is limited and is preferred for representative office, sourcing, technical support, market support in India.

Steps involved in establishing a branch/liaison office in India

  • RBI approval through an authorized dealer of category I bank
  • Registration with Registrar of Companies, New Delhi
  • Basic Eligibility Criteria
  • Reserve Bank Route — Principal business of the foreign entity falls under sectors where 100 per cent foreign direct investment (FDI) is permissible under the automatic route.
  • Government Route — Principal business of the foreign entity falls under the sectors where 100 per cent FDI is not permissible under the automatic route.
  • Applications from entities falling under this category are considered by the Reserve Bank, in consultation with the Government of India, Ministry of Finance

Additional Criteria & Track Record

  • For Branch Office — a profit making track record during the immediately preceding five financial years in the home country
  • For Liaison Office — a profit making track record during the immediately preceding three financial years in the home country
  • Net Worth [total of paid-up capital and free reserves, less intangible assets as per the latest Audited Balance Sheet or Account Statement certified by a Certified Public Accountant or any Registered Accounts Practitioner by whatever name]
  • For Branch Office — not less than USD 100,000 or its equivalent
  • For Liaison Office — not less than USD 50,000 or its equivalent

Please feel free to contact us . We are happy to assist you