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Checklist for Business Registration

1.Passport Photos

2. 2 copies of application for Name Reservation (CR14)

3. Statement of Particulars

4. 2 copies of Name Reservation letter

5. 4 copies of Identity Card

6. PIN certificate

7. Assessed statement of particulars

8. Payment receipt

9. 2 copies of Business Permit Application Form

10. Approved Business Permit Application Form

11. Payment invoice for Application Fees

12. Payment invoice for Business Permit


For Taxpayers registration

Companies Registry,
Kenya Revenue Authority desk
Harambee Avenue
P.O Box 30031-00100,
Email: callcentre@kra.go.ke
Website: www.kra.go.ke

Obtaining business permit/license

City Hall Annexe, Licencing Department
P.O.Box 30075-00100,
Tel: +254 202 176 467
Website: www.nairobi.go.ke

NHIF Employer Registration

National Hospital Insurance Fund, Registration Desk
P.O Box 30443-00100, Nairobi-Kenya
Tel: +254 800 720 601 / +254 202 723 255/56
Tel. 1: (020) 2714806
Website: http://www.nhif.or.ke

How to register a business in Kenya

Every woman of 18 years and above is free to register a business in Kenya. The Registrar of Companies at the Attorney General's Chambers in Nairobi is responsible for business/company registrations.

All company and business registrations (sole proprietorships, partnerships and limited liability partnerships) must be done through the eCitizen online platform.

The Kenya Business Registration Services Act 2015 aims at easing the operation of businesses in the country. The Business Registration Service has its headquarters in Nairobi but has branches in every county for easy access to services. This in essence means that the services such as incorporation of companies, registration of business names and partnerships are devolved to the counties promoting local business ideas/legal entities reduce costs of registration and operations, which were initially being offered in Nairobi only.

With a registered business/company, women can purchase or otherwise acquire, hold, charge and dispose movable and immovable property, borrow money etc

Registering a Non-Deposit Microfinance

A credit only entity is an institution that does not take any form of deposit or cash collateral from any person.

Registration of Sole Proprietorship

Sole proprietorships and partnerships are both registered under the Business Names Act.

Steps to register your business/company

7 steps to cover while registering your business/company

Checklist of Business Registration and Permit in Kenya

Documents needed to register your business and request for permit

Checklist for company registration in Kenya

10 documents needed when you are registering your company