Change in Partner (LLP)


A Limited Liability Partnership is run by its partners. From its management to the operation, the partners direct the LLP towards its goals and vision. New partners are added or existing leave; it does not affect the status of the LLP, but surely impacts the growth of the business and responsibilities of other partners. The change in partners and their details can be affected only after the approval from the Ministry of Corporate Affairs.

To add or remove a partner from LLP, the consent of other partners must be obtained, which is followed by a change in the LLP Agreement and application to MCA to approve the changes. The application to MCA must be filed within 30 days of effective date of the change.

Benefits of Change in Partner (LLP)


Expertise with additional capital

Normally, a partner is appointed either for need of capital or the expertise. With increase in capital, the borrowing power of the firm increases with loan opportunities. Admission of a partner not only benefits in form of capital but also leverages the skills and knowledge. The diversity of knowledge and goodwill base helps the business to grow far.

Inability of the existing Partner

The existing partner of the LLP may not be able to contribute his full time after a certain period, whether due to retirement or other reasons. Although the exit of one partner may not affect the existence LLP, it must be dealt with by intimation to MCA and also the appointment of a new partner, if required.

Change in terms of Partnership

It is an agreement between the partners, the terms can be changed mutually at any time. The change might impact the willingness of one or other partner. According to requirements and terms, need both, the addition or removal of a partner may arise. And consequently, the due process must be followed.

Number of Designated Partners is below the statutory limit

Every LLP requires maintaining minimum 2 Designated Partners all time. If due to the resignation of a designated partner from LLP, the total designated partners reduce below 2, the LLP must appoint a new designated Partner or change the position (status) of the existing another partner.

Documents required for Change in Partner (LLP)



Passport size photograph of the partner to be appointed

PAN Card

Self-attested PAN card of the partner to be appointed

Proof of Residence

Aadhar Card/ Voter ID/ Passport/ Driving License partner to be appointed

Digital Signature Certificate

DSC of the continuing partner and partner to be removed

LLP Agreement

LLP Agreement executed while registration and the modifications thereto

Designated Partners

Minimum 2 Designated Partners all time

Other Partners

LLP may run without other types of partner

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    Change in Partner of LLP (FAQs)

    1 Whether the LLP Agreement is to be updated to Change in Partner of LLP?
    Yes, the LLP agreement must be modified with terms of change in partner by execution of the supplementary deed. All the details including the change of capital and change in terms and profit sharing ratio will be provided in the deed.
    2When the Supplementary deed shall be filed with MCA?
    The Supplementary Deed must be filed within 30 days from effective date of change or from the date of execution (whichever falls earlier). The delay in filing levies additional fee of Rs 100 per day till the date of filing.
    3What is difference between Designated Partner and Partner?
    The essential difference between both types of partners is the accountability. Where the partner is responsible only for acts and omissions by himself, the Designated Partners are additionally responsible towards compliance and operational matters of the LLP, including penal provisions.
    4What should I do if my other Partner has resigned and I am the only one left now?
    The LLP must appoint a new designated partner within 6 months from effective date. However, in case the LLP already has another partner, the status of such a partner can be changed to Designated Partner.
    5 Whether Stamp Duty is required to be paid on Supplementary Deed?
    The stamp duty shall be paid according to the added capital in the LLP as per the rate prescribed by the respective state. Where there is the addition of capital while addition or removal, the Supplementary Agreement shall be executed by payment of Rs 100/- as stamp duty.
    6 What are the requirements to be a Partner/ Designated Partner of the LLP?
    There are no limitations in terms of citizenship or residency to become a Partner. Therefore, the LLP Act, 2008 allows Foreign Nationals including Foreign Companies & LLPs to become LLP in India provided at least one Designated Partner is Indian Resident. The proposed Designated Partner shall hold valid DIN and not be disqualified.
    7What are the pre-requisite for admission of a Partner in the LLP?
    For addition of Partner in the LLP, the consent of the proposed Partner shall be accorded in the prescribed Form. Where the person is to be added as a Designated Partner, he/she must procure a Digital Signature Certificate (DSC) to obtain Director Identification Number (DIN).
    8 Do I need to apply for another DIN, if I have already procured one?
    DIN is a unique number assigned by MCA to Individuals that allows one to become Director of the company or Designated Partner of any LLP. The DIN is permanently allotted and can be used for subsequent appointment in another company/LLP.
    9Is it mandatory for Partner Designated Partner to contribute capital?
    While addition, one may contribute the amount agreed by and between all the Partners including the present, in any form whether tangible or intangible. However, it is not mandatory to bring capital to the LLP.
    10What are the rights and liabilities of the new Partner(s) in the Limited Liability Partnership?
    The rights and liabilities of the new partner(s) will be governed by the LLP Agreement and Supplement Deed of the LLP. Where there are no specific rights/liabilities are prescribed or altered in the Supplement Deed, the rights and liabilities will be same as prescribed in the original LLP Agreement.
    11What are the rights and liabilities of the Partner exiting from LLP?
    The rights and liability of the existing Partner will be as prescribed in the original LLP Agreement. Furthermore, the rights and restrictions can also be specifically mentioned in the Supplement Agreement with any amount of capital to be reimbursed and mode of payment.
    12Can I resign myself from the Limited Liability Partnership in which I am a Partner?
    In order to resign from the LLP, the Partner shall intimate about the intention to resign to the LLP and remaining partner. At least 30 days’ notice is required to be served by the resigning Partner for the stated purpose.

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