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Steps (21) arrow_drop_up arrow_drop_down
Company name reservation  (3) expand_more expand_less
Company registration  (3) expand_more expand_less
Obtain taxpayer registration  (7) expand_more expand_less
Obtain unified business permit  (4) expand_more expand_less
Social security registration  (2) expand_more expand_less
National Hospital Insurance Fund - NHIF  (2) expand_more expand_less

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Summary of the procedure

Institutions involved 7 expand_more expand_less

Kenya Investment Authority (x 2)
National Itax support centre
Companies Registry
City Hall Annexe (x 3)
Cash office - City Hall
National Social Security Fund - NSSF Headquarters (x 2)
National Hospital Insurance Fund (x 2)

Results 7 expand_more expand_less

Certificate of Compliance
List of shareholders and directors- CR 12
PIN certificate
Company PIN Certificate
Unified business permit
Certificate of registration with NSSF
Employer's code

Required Documents expand_more expand_less

Passport photo (x 2)
Certified certificate of incorporation
Certified Memorandum and articles of association
PIN certificate (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
Investment application form
PIN acknowledgment receipt - non resident (x 2)
Cover letter
Certificate of Compliance (x 2)
Memorandum and articles of association
Proof of investment
Agent's current practising certificate
Letter of authority
Endorsement letter
Certificate of incorporation
PIN acknowledgment receipt
Business permit application form
Certificate of incorporation (x 2)
Company PIN Certificate (x 4)
Business permit application form
Approved business permit application form
Permit payment invoice
NSSF employers registration form
NHIF employers registration form
Letter of authority
Agent's current practising certificate

Cost KES  31,500 expand_more expand_less

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 200
For business permit application fees
KES 15,000
For business permit - Fee for a small workshop of up to 5 employees.
KES 4,500
For fire permit licence - estimate
KES 4,200
For advertisement licence - estimate

Total Duration 12 d - 27 d expand_more expand_less

  Min. Max.
Total time (sum): 12 d 27 d
of which:
Waiting time in queue (sum): 1h. 20mn 4h. 10mn
Attention at counter: 6h. 45mn 3h. 50mn
Waiting time until next step (sum): 12 d 26 d

Laws 12 expand_more expand_less

Business permits fee schedule Business permits fee schedule
  Section  8
Companies Act 2015 Companies Act 2015
  Sections 19, 975
Income Tax Act Income Tax Act
  Sections 3, 4, 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
Registration of business names act 2012 Registration of Business Names Act 2012
  Section  17
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