How to register a Limited company in Kenya

How to register a Limited company in Kenya

Company Registration in Kenya – The Kenyan government has streamlined the registration process. Whether you’re a Kenyan citizen or a foreign business owner looking to embark on registering a company in Kenya, the company registration process in Kenya is now online and takes between 5 and 7 working days to complete.

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Company Registration Procedure in Kenya

The procedure involves.

  1. Name Search
  2. Execution of Form CR1 Application for Limited company, unlimited company or company limited by guarantee.
  3. Execution of Form CR2 (Model memorandum for a company with share capital) and where applicable Drafting of Memorandums and Articles of association
  4. Execution of Form CR8 Notice of Address of Directors.
  5. Execution of Form CR14 Reservation of Company Name.
  6. Statement of Nominal Capital Form

Once all the forms are processed, Signed, and resubmitted, the application is ready for Registration.

Requirements for registration of a limited company in Kenya.

  1. Proposed company name /s for search – 3 names in order of priority.
  2. Objectives of the company
  3. Names of the shareholders/directors in full
  4. Postal Addresses of the directors
  5. Division of shares between the shareholders. Nominal capital is divisible by the value of the shares to determine the number of shares available for allotment.
  6. Proposes physical address of the company in Kenya. (road, plot no. town)
  7. Residential Physical address of the Directors. That is – Estate/ village/ location, house number/plot number/ road, town, county.
  8. Telephone numbers of the Directors / Shareholder.
  9. Email address of the directors / Shareholders.
  10. Email address of the company. Different from director emails.
  11. Scan of ID or Passport of the applicant.
  12.  Passport photos of shareholders/directors.

Upon submission, your company is registered and you are issued a certificate of Incorporation.

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