Industry Registration Process
After obtaining approval for foreign investment, the industry is required to be registered with the DOI within 35 days. If the registration cannot be done within the stipulated time, the investor will have to apply for the extension of the validity period. Therefore, once the company is incorporated, the investor has to apply for registration of industry at DOI, filling a prescribed form, along with following documents.
- A copy of the foreign investment approval letter issued by the Foreign Investment Section, DOI.
- A copy each of the Certificate of Incorporation, Memorandum of Associations, and Article of Association of the company.
- Environmental Impact Assessment (EIA) Report or Initial Environmental Examination (IEE) Report.
A screening list indicating the categories of industries requiring IEE or EIA and the brief procedures to be followed in conducting these studies are given respectively. In case of IEE Reports, DOI gives final approval while EIA reports should be approved by the Ministry of Environment, Science and Technology prior to industry registration.