Registered office of a company is the official address where all the communications and notices are sent and received. The registered office address is decided by the proposed directors at the time of incorporation. The registered office of the company is situated within the jurisdiction of the same ROC where it is registered. The situation clause of Memorandum of Association contains the state in which the registered office of the company is situated.
Scenarios of change in registered office of the company:
- Change within local limits of city, town or village.
- Change outside local limits of city, town or village, within the same ROC and state.
- Change in ROC within the same state.
- Change in state within the jurisdiction of same ROC.
- Change in state outside the jurisdiction of existing ROC.
The Companies Act 2013 requires companies to paint or affix its name as the address of its registered office outside its every place or division where the business is carried out.
It may happen that the registered office needs to be shifted to another place for better management of the company, to seek more growth in terms of resources etc. However, the change of registered address of the company in the same city is more common and easy to do. Since every company is governed in accordance with the provision of the Companies Act 2013, it is mandatory for all companies to keep the ROC informed about the change in the registered office.
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