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Steps (14) arrow_drop_up arrow_drop_down
Company name reservation  (1) expand_more expand_less
Company registration  (2) expand_more expand_less
Obtain taxpayer registration  (6) expand_more expand_less
Social security registration  (2) expand_more expand_less
National Hospital Insurance Fund - NHIF  (2) expand_more expand_less
Obtain business permit  (1) expand_more expand_less

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Summary of the procedure

Institutions/Systems involved 6 expand_more expand_less

Government of Kenya eCitizen Portal (x 3)
iTax portal (x 3)
Kenya Investment Authority (x 3)
National Social Security Fund - NSSF Headquarters (x 2)
National Hospital Insurance Fund (x 2)
Nairobi Revenue Services Portal (NRS)

Results 7 expand_more expand_less

Name reservation letter
Certificate of compliance
List of shareholders and directors- CR 12
Company PIN Certificate
Certificate of registration with NSSF
NHIF employer's code
Business permit

Required Documents expand_more expand_less

Passport photo (x 2)
Identity card (x 3)
Application for registration of a foreign company -FC2
Notice of place of business- Form FC4
Notice specifying opening hours of company -Form FC6
List of directors
Certified certificate of incorporation
Certified Memorandum and articles of association
PIN certificate (x 3)
Cover letter
Investment application form
PIN acknowledgment receipt - non resident
Certificate of compliance (x 4)
Signed memorandum of a company with share capital-CR2
Proof of investment
PIN acknowledgment receipt - non resident
Letter of appointment
Letter of introduction (x 2)
Proof of investment (x 2)
Endorsement letter (x 2)
List of shareholders and directors- CR 12 (x 2)
Work permit
Acknowledgment receipt for alien registration
Entry pass stamp
Latest Tax return
PIN certificate (x 2)
PIN acknowledgment receipt
NSSF employers registration form
Company PIN Certificate (x 2)
NHIF employers registration form
Certificate of incorporation (x 2)
Agent's current practising certificate (x 2)
Letter of authority (x 2)

Estimated cost KES  22,800

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KES expand_more expand_less
  • KES Add Name Here
KES 100
For a single business name search
KES 50
eCitizen convenience fee
KES 6,800
For registration ofa branch of a foreign company
KES 600
For list of directors and shareholders
KES 50
eCitizen convenience fee
KES 15,000
For business permit - Fee for a small workshop of up to 5 employees
KES 200
For business permit application fees

Total Duration 6d - 15d  expand_more expand_less

  Min. Max.
Total time (sum): 6d 15d
of which:
Waiting time in queue (sum): 45mn 1h. 30mn
Attention at counter: 1d 1/2 1d 1/2
Waiting time until next step (sum): 4d 1/2 13d

Laws 13 expand_more expand_less

Business permits fee schedule Business permits fee schedule
Companies Act 2015 Companies Act 2015
  Sections 19, 975
Income Tax Act Income Tax Act
  Sections 3, 4, 132, tion 132
Investment promotion act 2004 Investment Promotion Act 2004
  Sections 3, 4, 15
NSSF ACT Regulations 2014 Legal Notice 81 of 2014 - NSSF Regulations
  Sections 4, 5, 6, 8, 10, 13, 14, 17, 19
Legal Notice No.14 of 2015-NHIF ACT Legal Notice No.14 of 2015-NHIF ACT
Legal Notice No.80 of 2003- Companies Act Legal Notice No.80 of 2003 Companies Act (schedule of fees)
  Article III
Legal Notice No.81 of 2014-NSSF ACT Legal Notice No.81 of 2014 NSSF Regulations
  Sections 2, 5, 6, 7, 8, 13, 16
Nairobi county city county finance Act 2013 Nairobi City County Finance Act 2013
  Section  8
National Hospital Insurance Fund Act National Hospital Insurance Fund Act
  Section  16
National Social Security Fund Act 2013 National Social Security Fund Act 2013
  Section  19
PIN requirements checklist PIN requirements checklist
Registration of business names act 2012 Registration of Business Names Act 2012
  Section  17
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