The Register office of a company or a Limited Limited Partnership is the principal place of business activities, where all official communication and reminders will be sent. The registered address of the company must always be an effective address for receiving necessary communications, and to avoid delays all correspondence sent to this address must be dealt with promptly.

As per section 12 of the Companies Act 2013, a company is required to have a company registered office from the fifteenth day of that company incorporation so that it can receive and acknowledge all communication and notices that are addressed to it. Further, the verification of the registered office must be furnished to the Registrar within a period of 30 days of the company incorporation.

Change in the Register Office Address

Every change of the situation of the registered office will be notified to the Registrar within `15 days of the change. Hence, any change in the company’s registered office must be filed with the ROC within 15 days in form INC – 22.

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The registered office of a Company or an  LLP can be changed within the local limits of any city, town, or village where such an office is situated by just giving a notice to the concerned Registrar within 30 days after the date of the change. But a special resolution is required if the change of the registered office is from one village, town, etc., in the same state. Where the place of the registered offices is to be changed from one State to another State, the Company or the Limited Liability Partnership may do so by passing a special resolution and getting a confirmation of the Company Board. The Company or the LLP is also required to give an advertisement in the newspapers indicating the change which is proposed to be made and also a notice that is to be given to the State Government when it is proposed to transfer the registered office from one State to another State.

A change in the company registered office address of the company can, however,  be required due to various reasons. Further, the formalities and the process for changing the Registered Office of the Company or the  Limited Liability Partnership will depend on if the Company or the LLP is changing its address within the same city/town/village or if the Company is changing the address between city/town/village or if the Company is changing the Registered Office between the States.

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