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ICAI has extended the last date for payment of Membership/COP Fee to 31st December 2020.    

How to get ICAI Membership card?

A qualified CA is required to make an application for the CA Membership to the Institute of Chartered Accountants of India after clearing both groups of CA final exams and completion of articleship and GMCS training. The application is made in Form no. 2.

Along with Form 2 following documents are required to be attached while applying for ICAI member card.

1. Mark-sheets of CA Final Exams
2. Article-ship Training Completion Certificate
3. Certification of Participation in GMCS
4. Higher Secondary School Certificate as proof of date of birth (If not submitted earlier)

Few points to keep in mind while making an application for the ICAI membership no.?

1. The name in the application form should be the same as mentioned in the Degree Certificate/ higher Secondary School Certification. In case of change of name, the applicant must complete all formalities by submitting the documentary evidence such as marriage invitation card or Gazetted Notification etc.

2. In case the applicant has changed his signature, he is required to submit his new signature attested by a Chartered Accountant or a Gazetted Officer.

3. A Candidate shall be enrolled as a member of the institute from the date on which the Form 2 completed in all aspects along with the prescribed fee and compliance of other documents is fulfilled.

4. The script of membership/ certificate of practice will be issued to the newly enrolled member within a period of 3 months from the date of issue of enrolment letter and sent by Post.

The following fee is required to be paid in favour of "The Secretary, The Institute of Chartered Accountants of India" at the time of making an application in Form 2 for CA Membership Number -

ICAI Membership Card: Details about the fees

Fees for all Members not holding Certificate of Practice

Associate Membership Fee


GST@ 18%

Rs. 270/-


Fellow Membership Fee


GST@ 18%

Rs. 540/-


Fees for Members of the age 60 years or above (as on 01.04.2019) but not holding Certificate of Practice

Associate Membership Fee


GST@ 18%

Rs. 198/-


Fellow Membership Fee


GST@ 18%

Rs. 414/-


Fees for all Members holding Certificate of Practice

Associate Membership Fee


Certificate of Practice fee

Rs. 3,000/-

GST@ 18%

Rs. 810/-


Members are also requested to pay the following (optional);

Chartered Accountants Benevolent Fund

Life Membership

Rs.5000/-(If already not a Life Member)

Yearly Subscription

Rs. 1000/-

Voluntary Contribution

A respectable amount


S Vaidyanath Aiyar Memorial Fund

Life Membership

Rs.1000/-(If already not a Life Member)

Yearly Subscription

Rs. 50/-

Voluntary Contribution

A respectable amount

Air Mail charges for CA Journal (in case of members abroad) (Shall not be applicable if member opts for e-journal)

Rs. 2478/- (optional) including 18% GST


ICAI is promoting "I GO GREEN with ICAI" scheme under which Members opting e-journal will be given a discount of Rs.590/- (including 18% GST) on total amount of Membership Fees.

Disqualifications for applying for CA membership no.

At the time of making an application in Form 2 for allotment of CA Membership No., a person should not have any of the following disabilities:-

1. Not attained the age of 21 years
2. Unsound Mind and stands so adjudged by a Competent Court
3. Undischarged Insolvent
4. Being discharged insolvent, has obtained from the court a certificate that his insolvency was caused by misfortune without any misconduct on his part.
5. Convicted by a Competent Court, of an offence involving moral turpitude committed by him in his professional capacity unless pardoned or the Central Govt has removed the disability.

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