Business Registration - Eswatini
Documents required for business registration
✓ Memorandum and Articles of Association
✓ Reservation application letter and reply
✓ Directors’ identity/passport copies
✓ Graded tax numbers
✓ Declaration of Compliance
✓ Form J
Where? Registrar of Companies
Online user registration: https://www.online.org.sz
o Payable fees range from E645 – 1,845
o Please note that charges depend on the type of business/company registration sought
Estimated time to complete: 3 working days
The Registrar of Companies in the Ministry of Commerce, Industry and Trade (MCIT) is responsible for registering businesses in the Kingdom of Eswatini. The Companies Act No.8 of 2009 regulates company registration while the Trading Licences Order 1975 (Order No 20 of 1975) and The Trading Licences (Amendment of Schedule) A Regulations Notice, 2006 regulate company licensing. Registering a business is important because it ensures that your company gets the legal status to operate in the country.
This is critical to access business services such as loans from financial institutions, as well as business opportunities such as tenders. This also potentially helps your business to become more competitive. To make registration services easier, more efficient and business-friendly, the Registrar of Companies provides both off-line and online user registration. Company registration takes no more than 3 days while the trade licensing period takes no more than 21 days.