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Validity of FCRA Registration Extended to 31st March 2023

Sep 23, 2022 Circulars & Notifications Attachment

Validity of FCRA Registration Extended to 31st March 2023

As per section 12(6) of the FC(R) Act, 2010, the FCRA registration shall be valid for a period of 5 years. However, the Ministry of Home Affairs (MHA) vide its circular dated 23rd September, 2022, has extended the validity of such Certificates. The contents of the circular are mentioned below:

  1. The validity of the FCRA registration shall be extended till 31st March, 2023 or till the date of disposal of the renewal application, whichever is earlier. This would apply only where the application for renewal has been filed and is pending till date.
  2. The validity of those FCRA Registration Certificates expiring during 1stOctober, 2022 to 31st March, 2023 and who have applied/ apply for renewal before expiry of 5 years validity is extended up to 31st March, 2023.
  3. In case of refusal of the application for renewal of FCRA registration certificate, the validity of the certificate shall be deemed to have expired on the date of refusal. Further, such organization are not eligible to receive foreign contributions or utilize foreign contributions received earlier from the date of refusal.

The said circular is attached herewith for your reference.

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