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Requirements for Company & Branch Registration in Kenya

Requirements for Company & Branch Registration in Kenya – Are you looking to start a Business in Kenya?  Here are the Requirements you need to have inplace.
There are Three ways for you can register  your entity, one as a totally independent limited company, or as a Subsidiary of your Company registered in Kenya or any other Jurisdiction or as a Branch Company registered in another Jurisdiction.

The requirements for Registering a limited Company (LLC) / Subsidiary include the following,

The new procedures now allow a single person to register a limited Company as a Foreigner; this means you do not need a Kenyan director to co-own the company with you. You can own the company 100%.

  1. At least 3 names on which we are going to conduct a Name Search to ensure that the name is available for you.
  2. Copy of your valid Travel Passport or Kenyan ID Card
  3. Passport size Photo
  4. Telephone Number, Physical, email and Postal Addresses of the Directors and Shareholders
  5. Occupation of the Shareholders and Directors
  6. Shares apportionment percentage incase the company has More than 1 Director.

Once you have all the requirements we go ahead and fill in the CR1, CR2, CR8 and the statement of nominal capital, which you are required to sign and send back to us to finish the process.
If the process is successful you will be issued with a Certificate of Incorporation and CR12.

We shall then go ahead and help you process the Company PIN And also open Company Bank account in one of our Partner Banks

Requirements for Registering a  Branch Company includes the following ;

A Branch Company is an Entity that is not any Different from the Parent Company with a Name and Activities Exactly as the Parent Company and its Liabilities extends to the Parent Company. In Short, A branch is just an Extension of the Parent Company.
The process of Registration is similar to the limited Company mentioned above however you would need to avail the following documentations.

  1. Certified copies of the parent Company’s Certificate of Incorporation
  2. Certified copies of the Charter, Statutes or Memorandum and Articles of Association of the parent Company
  3.  List of the Directors of the Parent Company giving the following particulars: Full Names, Postal address, Nationality and Business Occupation
  4. Name(s) and Postal Address of one or more persons resident in Kenya authorized to accept service on behalf of the company.
  5.  Full address of the Registered or Principal office of the parent company.
  6. Full address of the place of Business in Kenya.
    If the process is successful you will be issued with a Compliance Certificate.

We shall then go ahead and help you process the Company PIN And also open Company Bank account in one of our Partner Banks

Kindly Click on this link to read more on the differences between Branch and Subsidiary

Click on this Link to engage us for more clarification on the Requirements for Company & Branch Registration in Kenya or to start the Registration Process


    June 26, 2018 at 9:28 am

    we are a company based in united arab emirates doing business in computers and cell phones we would like to open a company in nairobi kenya we have three directors can you let us know what is the procedure and time frame and requirements for the same

    • Admin-
      June 26, 2018 at 9:41 am

      Hello Alkarim,

      Thank you for contacting us.

      We are sending you the details on email shortly.

  2. August 4, 2018 at 5:49 pm

    Please give us the cost of registering both options. And also the advantages of each option.
    Give us the time frames of how long it takes to do the registration

    • Admin-
      August 6, 2018 at 8:38 am

      Hello Cosmo Moyo,

      Kindly check out your email, We have sent the details there. Many thanks.

  3. Otieno james-
    August 9, 2018 at 2:14 am

    Hi I am a Kenyan citizen and I want to register a company with a foreigner here in Kenya. Is this possible? What are the legal implication?

  4. Ravi-
    August 9, 2018 at 5:31 am

    I am interested in opening a sales office branch in Nairobi with same directors as parent company. Please email me costs and timelines.

    • Admin-
      August 9, 2018 at 6:06 am

      Hello Mr Ravi,

      Thank you for contacting us and we are indeed happy to help you set up the company in Kenya.

      Kindly check out your email for a detailed response on the same.

      Many thanks

  5. Brian-
    August 23, 2018 at 11:50 am


    I’m a Kenyan and would like to open a Company with a foreigner. Could you kindly advise about the legal and cost implications?

    • Admin-
      August 27, 2018 at 7:05 am

      Thank you Brian for your Query,

      We have responded to your email, Kindly check it out and feel free to contact us for any clarification on the same.

      Many thanks and all the best

  6. Patricia-
    August 27, 2018 at 3:03 am

    Can a foreign LLP buy majority shares in an existing foreign company so that it can run as a subsidiary?

    • Admin-
      August 27, 2018 at 7:04 am

      Thank you for your Query Patricia, we have sent answers to your query on email.

      Many thanks and all the best

  7. Kenneth-
    November 2, 2018 at 3:41 pm

    I am a Ugandan and would like to know the full cost of registering a company in Kenya

    • Admin-
      November 2, 2018 at 3:52 pm

      Hello Kenneth,

      Thank you for contacting us,
      Kindly find a detailed response in your email.
      Many thanks

  8. Rory Thomas-
    January 5, 2019 at 1:15 am

    Email me on cost, process etc

  9. January 7, 2019 at 7:33 am

    Hai, Im Dr.Devan from MALAYSIA. i would like to register my company at Kenya. Kindly email me the details. Thank you.

    • EABC-
      January 7, 2019 at 8:59 am

      Hello Dr Devan,

      Kindly check your email for More details