The new FCRA 2010 has limited the validity of the registration certificate for a period of 5 years. It may be noted that in the old law FCRA registration was virtually permanent in nature unless it was revoked. FCRA 2010 provides for renewal of registration of organizations after every 5 years.
Association which desire to renew their registration certificate may apply online in Form FC-3C six months before the expiry of their existing registration.
The existing registration under FCRA, 2010, will cease from the date of completion of the period of five years from the date of grant of registration and will not be eligible for receiving of foreign contribution and will not be eligible for receiving of foreign contribution. In such a case, the association has to apply afresh for grant of registration.