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Company name reservation  (1) expand_more expand_less
Company registration  (2) expand_more expand_less
Obtain business permit  (1) expand_more expand_less
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Obtain name reservation
(last modified: 15/10/2019)

You can apply for this step online

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Contact details

Entity in charge

Government of Kenya eCitizen Portal

Tel: +254 709 480 000 / +254 790 724 504
Email: cr@ag.go.ke
Website: https://www.ecitizen.go.ke/

Expected results

Payment invoice
Name reservation letter

Requirements

1. 01 - Libre deuda de patente
Contact details
2. 01 - Libre deuda de patente
Passport photo (copy)
3. 01 - Libre deuda de patente
Identity card (copy)
For Kenyan citizens.
or 01 - Libre deuda de patente
Passport (copy)
For non resident foreign nationals.
or 01 - Libre deuda de patente
Foreign national registration certificate- alien card (copy)
For foreigners residing in Kenya.

Cost KES  150

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  • USD Add Name Here
KES 100
For a single business name search
KES 50
eCitizen convenience fee
Payment methods: Mobile transfers

Time frame

Attention at counter: Min.   3h. - Max.   6h.

Legal justification

1. Companies Act 2015
Companies Act 2015
Section 19
2. Registration of Business Names Act 2012
Registration of Business Names Act 2012
Section 17
3. Legal Notice No.80 of 2003 Companies Act (schedule of fees)
Legal Notice No.80 of 2003 Companies Act (schedule of fees)

Additional information

Users can access the government services through the following accounts: 1. Ecitizen Kenyan Citizen account for Kenyan citizens. 2. Ecitizen Foreign Residents account for resident foreigners with an alien card. 3. eVisa Visitors account for non-resident foreigners without an alien card. 4. Ebusiness account for businesses already registered in Kenya. It is advisable to have 3 unique business names to ensure availability. The name is reserved for 30 days and can be extended to a maximum period of 60 days from the time of reservation.

Who certified this information ?

Polyn RUNYENJE, Snr.Principal state counsel, 15/12/2015

Recourse: Business Registration Service

Entity in charge

Business Registration Service

Harambee Avenue P.O Box 30031 , Nairobi 00100
Tel: +254 790 724 689 / +254 790 724 571
Email: cr@ag.go.ke
Website: https://brs.go.ke
Directions: Google maps

Unit in charge

Customer care - Business Registration Service

Mon: 08:00 - 17:00
Tue: 08:00 - 17:00
Wed: 08:00 - 17:00
Thu: 08:00 - 17:00
Fri: 08:00 - 17:00

Person in charge

Samuel Wairegi Wahome

Customer care officer
Tel: +254 020 2227461 / +254 (0) 202 251 355
Email: wairegi.samuel@yahoo.com, cr@ag.go.ke
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