How to register a company in Kerala?

How to Register a Company in Kerala

How to Register a Company in Kerala?

In accordance with the policies of central government, state government of kerala is also providing necessary assistance and wholehearted support for the startup of new industries / businesses in the state. As per state government industrial policy it is expected to bring in about 1 lakh crore rupees of private investment in kerala in the next 5 years. This economic policy of the government have started showing results as many new ventures have been declared by new and existing business houses. All these new business ventures whether it is in service sector or in manufacturing sector needs to be registered as company under the Companies Act.

Registering your company in kerala in accordance with the companies act of India is one of the foremost thing in starting a business anywhere in India. Signs and Marks Business Consultants who are one of the pioneers in the field of company registration in kerala is offering professional business services at an affordable and the most competitive rate.

Until the earlier years of the past decade registering a company is a very time consuming process but nowadays things have changed as company registration process has been made and in turn become much faster.

The requirements / documents for company registration in Kerala are:

1. Minimum 2 Directors and Share Holders.(Share Holders can also be the directors of the company).
2.Three colour photographs of all the directors.
3.Photo Identity and address proof of directors.
4.PAN card number of directors, if avaliable.

In the current scenario it usually takes about 20 to 25 days to get your company registered but there was a recent news that government is planning to reduce the time frame for company registration to 24 hours.

For registering a company in kerala with Signs and Marks,

1. Provide the scan copies of the above requirements for registration via email
2. Provide any three or five proposed names of the company.
3. Provide the object of the company.
4. Sign the DIN Annexure, Digital Signature and Memorandum and Articles of the Company.
5. Sign the PAN form and Bank Account form of the company.

If you have any queries regarding company registration, like digital signature, DIN Annexure, Memorandum of Association or Articles of Association of the company or any documents you can contact us we are always there to help you.

Signs and Marks Contact Details

+91 9995875076
+91 9387514466

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71 Responses to How to register a company in Kerala?

  1. anoop balan says:

    i plan for starting a job consultancy in pathanamthitta-kerala.i expect ur help for legal decisions.thanks alot.

  2. Vishnu says:

    I would like 2 start a small company. Can u plz help me.

  3. JOSE DEVASIA says:

    I would like to register a proprietorship company for Real Estate Business in Kerala.
    Can you please guide me how to proceed.

  4. Sarath says:

    I would like to start a Business Consultancy firm in Cochin with one partner with a capital of 50 lakhs. The income generated will be in the form of commissions from corporates for securing orders & making new business contracts.

    Expecting total transactions above 5 Crore in each financial year.

    What type of company is suitable for me (LLP or Pvt Ltd).. Pls advise..

  5. rajesh says:

    I would like to start a company ( electrical contrctig and aluminium fabrication), help me

  6. Anto Thomas says:

    can you please guide us to register a partnership firm?

    • DM Pillay says:

      I want to start a trading shop in Changanacherry.
      This is for trading Industrial gases and allied products.
      For that a paretnership company I want to form.
      How to register and the licences required?


    Dear sir
    Would you please advise me about a company registarion setup which can helps deals with overseas clients in trading , manpower consultancy or exporting.
    Your early response highly appreciated.

    kind regards

  8. Sujith says:

    Hi, I’m interested to launch an advertising company on a small scale in Trivandrum and Cochin. I wish to get all the details regarding registering such a concern. Please send the total expenses on launching a company of my own and the amount needed to launch a partnership concern. However, I wish to get a complete information on expenses i need to meet.

    Thank you,

  9. Deepak says:

    We r starting a company.we have only the municipal license.what we can do the next?

  10. sanil.sadanandan says:

    I want to start a small scale manufacturing unit in pathanamthitta,in coming years in coming years i wold like to do exporting,what kind of company i should register

  11. Lucy Sebastian says:


    I want to set up a company based at Mararikulam /Allepey.

    Please let me know how to about it?

    lucy sebastian

    • AKHIL MOHAN says:

      Hi Lucy,

      Please let us know about your project plan,So that we can move together if you are interested in our planning too,i am from kottayam and residing in KSA .Very soon we are planning to relocate to kerala


  12. Abdul Gafoor says:

    i would like to start business in Kerala thrissur ,how can i register company
    Business Type:Food Products (main item Pickle)

  13. SUBAIRUDEEN says:


  14. ahammed zabir says:

    I would like to start a medical disposables, equipment and orthopedic implants supplies (NOT Medicine) business in Kerala, kindly advise the licence formalities and procedures to start ASAP.

  15. B.K.Nair says:

    Hi sir,

    I plan to start trading(Franchaise) and retail business. what is the requierment to start comercial business licences and tin no, cst etc.Right now i have pan card and driving license.I need multi commotidy regestration

  16. Renjith says:

    I would like to start a HR consultancy firm in trivandrum .

    Please advice me with the further procedures and documents that are required to register my firm. Also include total expenses for registering my consultancy.

    Thanking you

  17. shakkeer says:

    i want start a business of immunel power product how to register

  18. shalesh says:

    I would like to start a company ( fire alarm and fire fighting ), help me

  19. Abid Omar says:

    I wish to start a company for review gadgets like mobile,tablets,computer…etc.
    I started a website and i want to change it a registered company.

    What can i do?
    Waiting 4 ur reply…!!!

  20. rasheed says:

    we are planning to start a small software company, can you please help us in this.


  21. Rahul says:

    I want a good advice in starting an IT company in trivandrum, it’ll be great if you can help. thank you.

  22. Ratheesh Kumar n.r says:

    I wish to start a small business, with small investment what can I do for it …
    Help me please
    Thanks in advance

  23. Rony Antony says:

    i like to start a small scale business in changanacherry for curry powders. in begining i like to start in home . what would i do to start business and what are the legal formalities….. please help me

  24. Mahesh Kumar says:

    I am from UAE, me and with my friends need to register a production company for short films making, kindly advise about this A.S.A.P.

  25. Nabeel says:

    Respected Sir/Ma’am

    I have a plan to start a business and i liked a name for it, but when i checked in name availability i found some similar name for example iam thinking of giving xxx group but there is names like xxx interio llp, xxx jewellery and xxx sofa studio etc. will it create any problem for my company’s name, can i give that same name or should i have to change.

    iam eagerly waiting for your reply to get more information.

    with regards

  26. Shoukath ali says:

    I would like start a small manufacturing unit, how I get licence, where i can go please inform me all details

  27. Liju varghese says:

    partnership basis I want to start a fire protecton and security system company in cochin what is the legal formalities help me

  28. sidheeq says:

    Aconstruction company registration rules inkerala

  29. sathisha Naik M says:

    I wish to start a small business, with small investment what can I do for it …
    Help me please

  30. Sathisha Naik M says:

    I wish to start a small business, with small investment what can I do for it …
    Help me please
    How to register a company……….? pls give deatiles…

  31. vindhuja says:

    I would like to start a recruitment agency in pathanamthitta.
    i have no idea about its procedures.Kindly mail me the detailed steps in starting and what are the legal formalities i have to obtain.

  32. Nadhiya shihab says:

    I would like to start a sole propritorship construction business in ernakulam district.sir what all are the proceedings to be taken to start up,give me ur assistance and suggestions.

  33. james says:

    I would like to start a partnership bussiness (products trading) in cochin.i like to know the procedure of starting a please give a advice and pls let me know the expense also.

  34. smrithi says:

    Hi..m a btech graduate with just over a year work experience. Me and my friend are interested to start a consultancy firm in Calicut. I would like to know the legal procedure involved in setting up such a firm..we will be hiring less than ten employees in the beginning. I would appreciate your sincere guidance.

  35. Regi says:

    I am an NRI looking forward to start an amusement center in Pathanamthita, Kerala.
    Where I can do the registration for my new company? Is it required one partner?Please give the assistence?

  36. narayanan.k says:

    Hai. Sir. I am a ex-service men would like to start a private security company in Kerala and intend to open an office at kozhikode,so i would like to know the procedure for setting up such firm and we will be hiring at least 10 employee in the beginning .I am now working in UAE as a security officer and qualified the security course from National security Institute Ajman (UAE) and qualified private security business department lincenceI would appreciate your sincere guidance

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  38. abintomjohn says:

    I am planing to start a food processing unit. What are the registrations required for that. what is the procedure to register.

  39. Oleed says:

    Dear sir
    I would like to start a business in Kerala ( manufacture production of tissues )
    So can you please help me what are the procedures we need . How to get trading license if you Please inform me
    I’m waiting on your favorable reply
    Your faithfully

  40. Prabodh Kumar P P says:

    First of all I’m thanking you to the above details (How to register a company in Kerala?).
    I was thinking to start a Event Management Company in Trivandrum, Kerala. Can you please provide me more details about the same, like is there any other procedures to start a small firm. Is there is any help from the Government about the same?
    Thanks & Regards,
    Prabodh Kumar P P

  41. Nidheesh.T says:

    I’m a civil engineering graduate. I want to to start my own construction company in nilambur, malappuram dist. Can you please help me with the details regarding company registration procedure and the financial support if available.

  42. faris says:


    I would like to start small scale food product business like chips and pickles in Kerala thrissur, mullassery panchayath, In begining I like to start in home . what would I do to start business and what are the legal formalities….. how can i register company ……please help me,

  43. Geevarghese koshy says:

    Dear sir, I planing in small christyan bookshop in kumbanad.what is the legal proceedures? Please help me..

  44. shinto says:

    i am interested to start an travels/tour company, in expecting foreign clients,tour packages,travel services,air bus tickect booking etc.inside kerala & outside kerala,is there any registration needed?wht things needed to start buisness lpz help

  45. Raju says:

    I would like to start a small nut and bolt manufacturing unit in Kottayam,Kerala.Kindly let me know what are the license / clearances required and is there any single window procedure to avail this?

  46. Rekhilesh Adiyeri says:

    I would like to start a company in my town (thalassery, kannur). Which mainly focus on online marketing for business owners, right now i do it as home based business, & would like to expand it.

    Online marketing like web designing, search engine optimization (seo), social media management (smm),online reputation management etc
    + promoting my blogs & affiliate products ..

    Most of my seo clients are from USA & UAE.

    * Can i know what are the procedures to start a company / IT firm in kerala.
    * Is there any forgin exchange rules?
    * Is there any offers for home based bushiness (self employing)?
    * Is it sole proprietorship or partnership based one which 1 will be good?
    * What about TAX rules?

    Do you have any other articles or suggestions for me .

  47. Variath Ranjith says:

    Dear Sir,

    Lakshminarayan Enterprises is a Proprietership based company operating out of Nagpur. I would like to open branches in Pallakad for starters. Kindly let me know how do I go about registering my company and getting a VAT and TIN number to carry out trading activity.



  48. sujith says:

    i like to start a small scale business in kayamkulam for Detergent powders supplying . in begining i like to start in home . what would i do to start business and what are the legal formalities….. please help me

  49. Sunil Thomas says:

    What would be the formalities to open a branch office in cochin/ Ernakulam area of an existing company (Freight forwarding) registered in Delhi.

  50. surjith says:

    We are planning to start a company in fire alarm and fire fighting system at kottayam .we are mainly focussing on supply,installation,testing and commission ing.what are the procedures do I need to complete before starting the firm and how I get a licence.

  51. vivek says:

    We are planning partnership IT firm, what is the Procedure? How to get the license and registration done in kerala? Can anybody help me please. What is the expected expense?

  52. vishnu prasad says:

    i want to start a bussiness using my application and software what type of registration needed for it pls help me

  53. vinuvenga says:

    I would like to start small type of bag’s manufacter business like kit, bag, travaling bag. Pls help me with the legal details and how to get registersion.

  54. muhammed says:

    I would like to start a food packing, exporting &marketing company in Nadapuram, only think starting packing,marketing&exporting…In production process depends other firm.but in future i would to like add manufacturing unit also. i wanted register a company like (Royal agro foods pvt ltd).if you possible to help me…

  55. elthose says:

    I would like start a herbal oil Company (small industrial)what is the formality i need advice …

  56. Rahul says:

    I would like to start a furniture workshop with showroom in ernakulam. Please share the leagal procedures and formalities to start this business.

  57. Rajiv says:

    I required to start a branch office in Kerala , please tell me know the process and document required.
    Its an IT firm Private Ltd company

  58. Roymon Varghese says:

    I would like to start a trading company in my home town, Kerala. Would appreciate your guidance on this.

    Warm Regards

    Roymon Varghese

  59. Uvaiz says:

    I would like to start a security systems company in kerala. Pls guide me the start up requirement for the company

  60. Rajesh says:

    I would like to start business for natural herbal drinks company in my home town thrissur kerala . Please give the full details for registration

  61. VINEETH says:

    Hello sir,

    I would like to start a engineering consultancy in aluva vazhakulam. Sir can u plz tell that if i need to register the office, if so where do i have to register it and what all are its regulations or rules.


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