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Steps (10) arrow_drop_up arrow_drop_down
Reserve a business name  (3) expand_more expand_less
Business name registration  (3) expand_more expand_less
Obtain business permit  (4) expand_more expand_less

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Summary of the procedure

Institutions/Systems involved 4 expand_more expand_less

Huduma centre (x 4)
Business Registration Service
City Hall Annexe (x 3)
Cash office - City Hall

Results 2 expand_more expand_less

Business registration number
Business permit

Required Documents expand_more expand_less

Passport photo (x 3)
Application for name reservation - CR14 (x 2)
Statement of particulars
Name reservation letter (x 2)
Identity card (x 4)
PIN certificate (x 2)
Assessed statement of particulars
Payment receipt
Business permit application form (x 2)
Approved business permit application form
Payment invoice for application fees
Payment invoice for business permit

Estimated cost KES  6,150

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USD expand_more expand_less
  • USD Add Name Here
KES 100
For each name reservation request
KES 600
For registration fee for statement of particulars
KES 200
For issuance of certificate of registration
KES 50
For processing fee for postal corporation
KES 200
For business permit application fees
KES 5,000
For payment of business permit - Fee for a small trader shop or retail service

Total Duration 2 d - 4 d expand_more expand_less

  Min. Max.
Total time (sum): 2 d 4 d
of which:
Waiting time in queue (sum): 1h. 20mn 3h. 50mn
Attention at counter: 50mn 1h. 40mn
Waiting time until next step (sum): 2 d 3 d

Laws 4 expand_more expand_less

Business permits fee schedule Business permits fee schedule
The registration of business names Act - Legal notice No. 89 - 12th June 2003 Legal Notice No.89 of 2003 (Registration of business names Act)
Nairobi county city county finance Act 2013 Nairobi City County Finance Act 2013
  Section  8
Registration of business names act 2012 Registration of Business Names Act 2012
  Sections 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 10, 11, 12, 13, 14, 17
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