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How to register a business in Kenya? Tips and methods outlined below.

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Getting to start a business in Kenya is quite challenging. People have been dumped by brokers and made business registration as difficult task possible. 

How to register a business in Kenya is very simple.


Company

1. Fill company registration form CR1 (Download HERE).
2. Fill details of directors and shareholders and upload scanned copies of I.D. card/passport, KRA PIN certificate and recent coloured passport photograph. Directors/shareholders have to be registered on the iTax platform.
3. Fill shareholding details.
4. Fill a notification of directors’ residential address – Form CR8.
5. Fill the statement of nominal capital.

Kindly note that you can now register a company with one person as both the shareholder and director.

Registration takes a week and certificate will be available on the eCitizen platform for download.

Partnership and Sole proprietorship

1. Fill BN2 form
2. Upload ID card/passport, KRA PIN certificate and recent coloured passport photographs of sole proprietor or partners as the case might be.

Registration takes a week and certificate will be available on the eCitizen platform for download.
E. Costs

    Name search – Ksh. 150
    Company registration – Ksh. 10,650
    Partnership and Sole proprietorship – Ksh. 1,000

The principal types of business enterprises in Kenya are:

    Registered Companies (Private and Public)
    Branch offices of companies registered outside Kenya
    Partnerships
    Sole Proprietorships; and
    Societies


Get it to the respective areas where you can be assisted especially in the Huduma centres if the applicant is not a technologist. All this information can be found on the e-citizen website or Portal.

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