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FCRA Registration Form

FORM FC – 4
[See rule 9 (2) (a)]
No_________________                                                                    Date ________________
The Secretary to the Government of India,
Ministry of Home Affairs,
FCRA Wing / Foreigners Division,
“NDCC-II Building”, 
Jai Singh Road, OFF Parliament Street,
New Delhi – 110001.
Sub: Application for ‘prior permission’ under sub-section (2) of section 11 of the Foreign Contribution
(Regulation) Act, 2010 (42 of 2010) for the acceptance of foreign contribution by an Association
having definite cultural, economic, educational, religious or social programme:
Sir,
I ________________________________________________________,  as an individual*, Hindu
Undivided Family/association/company registered under section 25 of the Companies Act 1956 (1 of
1956), furnish the following details and apply for prior permission of the Central Government for the
acceptance of foreign contribution under the proviso to sub-section (2) of section 11 of the Act:
1. (i) Name of the Association and its complete postal address:
(a)Name:
(b) Address:
Town/City:
District:
State:
Pin Code:
(c) Telephone No. of the Association (with STD code):
(d) Telephone no. (with STD code) / Mobile no. ~ of the Chief Functionary:
(e) e-Mail address:
(ii) If the Association is a registered Trust or Society please indicate its: 
(a) registration number:
(b) place of registration:
(c) date of registration:
(certified copy of the registration certificate to be attached).
(d) PAN No.:
(iii) Nature of Association:
(a) religious (b) cultural (c) economic (d) educational (e) social:
Note: If a religious Association, state whether (a) Hindu (b) Sikh (c) Muslim (d) Christian (e) Buddhist (f) Others.
(iv) Please indicate:
(a) Main aim(s) and object(s) of the Association (enclose a copy of the Memorandum of Association and/or the
Articles of Association, if applicable); (b) Main object(s) and definite programme(s) for which the foreign contribution is to be 
accepted/utilised:
(v) Details of names and addresses of the members of the Executive Committee/Governing Council etc.
of the Association, starting with the Chief Functionary, in the following table:
Sl. No.
Name Name of father/husband
Nationality
Occupation with address of place of work 
(at the time of filing the application. Phone/mobile no if available)
Post held in the Association
Relationship with other Member(s) of the Exe. Council / Governing body
Address for correspondence
(vi.)  If this association is branch/unit/associate of any organisation based abroad or of another
association already registered or granted prior permission under the Act, the name and address of the
parent organisation:

2. Details of Fee: An amount of Rs.____________________________    (Rupees in
words__________________________________________________) towards obtaining prior
permission for receipt of foreign contribution is remitted by way of demand draft/bankers cheque drawn
in favour of the “Pay and Accounts Officer, Ministry of Home Affairs viz. DD
No.____________________dated____________Name of the
Bank_________________________________________________________________
3. Whether any Member of the Executive Committee /Governing Council etc. of the Association,
including the Chief Functionary has, in the discharge of his/her official functions or private
conduct**:
(a) been convicted by any court of law:
(b) a prosecution for any offence pending against him/her:
(c) been found guilty of diversion or mis-utilisation of funds of the Association or any other
Association in the past:
(d) has been prohibited from accepting foreign contribution:
4. Whether:
(i) the Association ever applied for registration under the Foreign Contribution (Regulation) Act  2010
(42 of 2010), and if so,  (a) the number & date of submission of application for registration:
(b) the number & date of the last communication, if any, received from the Ministry:
(c) whether registration was refused:
(d) whether application for registration is still pending:
(ii)  whether the Association ever applied for prior permission under the Foreign Contribution
(Regulation) Act  2010 (42 of 2010), and if so, -
(a) the number & date of submission of application for prior permission:
(b) the number & date of the last communication, if any, received from the Ministry:
(c) whether prior permission was refused:
(d) whether application for prior permission is still pending:
(iii) whether the Association has close links with another Association, or its unit or branch which has
been,
(a) refused registration / prior permission under the Act:
(b) prohibited from accepting foreign contribution:
5. Whether the applicant Association:
(a) is a branch/unit/associate of foreign based organisation or another Association already registered or
granted prior permission under the Act. If so, name and address of the parent organisation should be
furnished:
(b) attracts section 10 of the Act, if so details of the order passed by the Central Government:
(c) attracts sub-section 3 of section 11 clause (a) of the Act:
(d) has been directed in terms of clause (a) of section 9 (a) of the Act to seek prior permission by the
Central Government. If so, the number and date of the relevant order:
(d) had earlier been proceeded against as per the provisions of the Foreign Contribution (Regulation)
Act 1976 (49 of 1976):
6. Whether:
(i) (a) the association was granted prior permission to receive foreign contribution under the Act . If so,
the Ministry of Home Affairs letter number with date granting such prior permission:
(b) whether the account of the receipt and utilisation of the foreign contribution received above was
sent to the Central Government in the prescribed  FC-3 Form. The date of submission of the accounts
be indicated:
(ii) Whether:

(a) the Association has received foreign contribution without the prior permission under the Act in the
past. If so, full particulars of the foreign contribution received along with complete address of the bank
branch and bank account number in which deposited should be furnished:
(b) said violation has been condoned by the Central Government:
7. I affirm that the applicant Association is not an owner, printer, publisher, editor of a publication
which is registered as “newspaper” under the Press and Registration of Books Act, 1867 (25 of 1867).  
8. I affirm that the applicant association is not engaged in the production or broadcast of audio/visual
news or current affairs programmes through any electronic mode, or any other electronic form as
defined in clause (r) of sub-section (1) of section 2 of the Information Technology Act, 2000 (21 of
2000) or any other mode of mass communication. 9. I affirm that the Organisation/Association has not been blacklisted/debarred from receiving any aid
and/or assistance by any other Ministry/Department of Central and/or State Government or Statutory
Authority. 
10. I am enclosing the documents showing the detailed activities of the association during the past
three years.
11. I am enclosing the copies of audited statement of accounts of the association for the past three
years duly certified by the Chartered Accountant. 
12. Data on commitment receipt from donor:
(a) Nature (cash/kind) and value of the foreign contribution to be received:
(b) Purpose for which foreign contribution is proposed to be received and utilised indicating the
geographical area(s) to be covered:
(c) A copy of the latest commitment letter from the donor is furnished:
(d) A copy of the proposal/project which has been approved by the foreign source for funding,
including projected outlays, budget breakups is enclosed.
13. Details of Bank:
(i) Name and address of the branch of the bank through which the foreign contribution is proposed to be
received:
(ii) The account number in the said branch of the bank:
14. Details of foreign source/sources*** from which the foreign contribution is proposed to be
received:
(i) If an individual, the personal particulars including name, present address, permanent address,
nationality and profession:
(ii) If an organisation/institution/ association/ trust/ trade union etc full particulars thereof, including 
(a) Full name and complete address:
(b) Address of the Head Office/Principal Office
(c) Particulars of Chief Functionary and Important Office Bearers:
(iii) Whether the foreign source is a Government of a Foreign Country or agency thereof, if so, give
details:
Yours faithfully,
Signature of the Chief Functionary                                                            
[Name of the Chief Functionary in block letters]
(Seal of the Association) Declaration and Undertaking
I hereby declare that the above particulars furnished by me are true and correct and undertake to:
(i) to inform the Central Government (Ministry of Home Affairs) within thirty days, if any change takes
place in regard to the name of the Association, its address, its registration, its nature, its aims and
objects together with documentary evidence effecting the change.
(ii) to intimate within thirty days regarding the change of Members of the Executive Committee /
Governing Council, if, at any point of time, such change causes replacement of 50% or more of such
Members as were mentioned in the application no.___________________________ dated
_____________ for registration under the Foreign Contribution(Regulation)Act, 2010 (42 of 2010) and
undertake further not to accept any foreign contribution except with prior permission till the permission
to replace the office-bearer(s) has been granted.
(iii) not to change the Bank and/or branch of the Bank without prior permission of the Central
Government [the reason(s) for change of bank or branch of the bank shall have to be relevant and
justifiable] and,
Note: Proforma for change of Bank (or in the branch of the existing bank where exclusive foreign
account number is being maintained) or Bank account is available in Ministry of Home Affairs web site
____________________
(iv) not to accept any foreign contribution unless  either registration certificate, as applied for
hereinabove, or prior permission of the Central Government under the Foreign Contribution
(Regulation) Act,  2010 (42 of 2010)  is granted.
Place:
Date:
List of enclosures attached with this application:
1.
2.
3.
Signature of the Chief Functionary
[Name of the Chief Functionary in block letters]
(Seal of the Organisation/Association) Instructions for filling up the form:
* Please strike off which ever is not applicable. The same instruction applies in respect of choices
provided elsewhere in this form.
** If any of the replies to the four parts in item 3 is “yes”, then full details of the case including the
present status of the case must be given, if required on a separate page.
*** If the foreign contribution, whether currency or  article, is to be received from any person or
association who has received the same as first, second or subsequent recipient, particulars of such
person or association should be given against column 11 above.
1. Receipt of application for prior permission is not a commitment for  approval by the Central
Government.
2. An incomplete application i.e., without necessary document(s)/detail(s)/explanation(s) is liable to be
rejected summarily.
3. In case the space against any column is insufficient, separate sheet should be attached.
4. Please use BLOCK LETTERS.
CERTIFICATE
Recommending grant of prior permission to receive foreign contribution under the Foreign
Contribution (Regulation) Act, 2010 (42 of 2010)
This is to certify that the______________________(Name of the Association) having its registered
office at ________________________(Address) has been engaged in undertaking welfare activities in
its chosen___________ (Economic, Educational, Cultural, Religious or Social)@
field.  Its  aims and
objects are to
The antecedents of the Association and the Member(s) of the Executive Committee / Governing
Council (including the Chief Functionary) has been verified and nothing adverse have come to notice.
2. It has undertaken commendable welfare activities in the area and has incurred substantial expenditure
(excluding administrative expenditure) amounting to Rs ______________ during the last three years on
its chosen ______________(Economic, Educational, Cultural, Religious and Social) field of activity.
3. Grant of prior permission to the aforementioned Association to accept foreign contribution under the
Foreign Contribution (Regulation) Act, 2010 (42 of 2010) is recommended.
(Recommending Authority)**
(Seal of the Recommending Authority)
@
Strike out which is not applicable
**    (i)   District Collector / District Magistrate
(ii)  Ministry/Department of the State Government 
(iii) Ministry /Department of the Central Government.

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