E-Forms Filing: Intimation obligations of LLP

Limited Liability Partnership is a body corporate managed by a partnership arrangement between two or more than two partners who gets them registered under The Limited Liability Partnership Act, 2008 (LLP Act) whereby partners intends to carry business activities to achieve the common goal of the firm.

Management and administration of LLP is governed through LLP Act 2008 (Act) and LLP rule 2009 (Rules) and to keep a proper check on LLP, Act requires LLP to make certain disclosures, applications and give proper intimation of events occurring in LLP.

Particulars of such LLP Forms can be categorised as follow:

  1. E Forms for LLP Incorporation or LLP Registration
  2. E Forms to be filed annually for LLP (LLP Annual Filing/ LLP Annual Return)
  3. E Forms to be filed on event basis
  4. E Forms to be filed for making application like name change, strike off etc
  5. E Forms to be filed for conversion into another form of entity
E Forms Incorporation of LLP
Form FiLLiP Rule 8,11,18 of the Rules

Form for Registration of Limited Liability Partnership

Form 27 LLP Rule 34(1) of the Rules

Form for registration of particulars by Foreign Limited Liability Partnership (FLLP)

E Forms to be filed annually by Limited Liability Partnership

Form 8 LLP Statement of Account & Solvency

LLP Rule 24

Within 30 days from the end of six month of the Financial Year

For example For financial year 20-21 Form 8 to be filed before 30th October 2021

Form 11 LLP Annual Return of Limited Liability Partnership (LLP)

LLP Rules 25

Within 60 days from the closure of the Financial Year

For example For Financial Year 20-21 Form 11 to be filed before 30th May 2021

E Forms to be filed on event basis
Form Purpose Timeline
Form 3 LLP

LLP Rule 21(1),(2) of Rules

Information with regard to limited liability partnership agreement and changes, if any, made therein

Within 30 days of change
Form 4 LLP LLP Rule 22 (2) of Rules

Notice of appointment, cessation, change in name/ address/designation of a designated partner or partner and consent to become a partner/designated partner

Within 30 days of change
Form 5 LLP LLP Rule 20 (2) of Rules

Notice for change of name

Within 30 days of change
Form 12 LLP LLP Rule 16 (3) of Rules

Form for intimating other address for service of documents

Within 30 days of change
Form 15 LLP LLP Rule 17 of Rules

Notice for change of place of registered office

Within 30 days of change
Form 22 LLP LLP Rule 35(11) of Rules

Notice of intimation of Order of Court/ Tribunal/CLB/ Central Government to the Registrar for compromise, arrangement and reconstruction of LLP

Within 30 days of order
Form 28 LLP LLP Rule 34(3) of the Rules

Return of

· alteration in the incorporation document or other instrument constituting or defining the constitution;

· the registered or principal office

· the partner or designated partner of limited liability partnership incorporated or registered outside India.

Within 30 days from date of alteration
Form 29 LLP LLP Rule 34(3) and 8 of Rules

Notice of

· alteration in the certificate of incorporation or registration;

· alteration in names and addresses of any of the persons authorised to accept service on behalf of a foreign limited liability partnership (FLLP)/

· alteration in the principal place of business in India of FLLP

· cessation to have a place of business in India

Within 60 days from close of financial year
E Forms to be filed for making application to the Registrar
Form 23 LLP LLP Rule 19(1)of Rules

Application made to the Registrar against LLP for directing LLP  to change its name

Application can be made by any LLP/Company/Other entity

No time limit as application is made by LLP, anybody corporate or any other entity after getting aware of any LLP which is operating from similar name

Form 24 LLP LLP Rule 37(1b) of Rules

Application to the Registrar for striking off name

Upon fulfilling criteria given under rule 37(1)
Form 25 LLP LLP Rule 18(3) of Rules

Application for reservation/ renewal of name by a Foreign Limited Liability Partnership (FLLP) or Foreign Company

This eForm is to be filed by an entity incorporated or registered outside India for the purpose of reservation or renewal of name of its existing name by which it is registered in the country of its regulation or incorporation. Name shall be reserved for a period of three (3) years.

In case a reserved name is required to be renewed, application for renewal is to be filed before the expiry

of reservation period (i.e. 3 years) and reservation of the name will be renewed for a further period of 3


Form 31 LLP LLP Rule 41(1)of the Rules

Application for compounding of an offence under the Act

Immediate after acknowledging the offence
Form 32 LLP LLP Rule 36(6) of the Rules

Form for filing addendum for rectification of defects or incompleteness

Within 30 days from filing original form
E Forms to be filed for conversion
Form 17 LLP Rule 38(1) of Rules

Application and statement for conversion of a firm into Limited Liability Partnership (LLP)

Simultaneously with incorporation application i.e. Firm to LLP
Form 18 LLP Rule 39(1), 40(1) of Rules

Application and Statement for conversion of a private company/ unlisted public company into limited liability partnership (LLP)

Simultaneously with incorporation application
Form 14 LLP Rule 33 of Rules

Form for intimating to Registrar of Firms about conversion of the firm into limited liability partnership (LLP).

Within 15 days of registration of LLP

Above said LLP Forms are required to be filed by LLP as and when required, some on annual basis and some on event basis. Designated Partner of LLP should take care of timely submission of these EForms to remain compliant LLP.

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