Registration of Businesses and Non Profit Making Entities:
I. Business Names
We register and administer sole proprietorships and partnerships.
Once registered these are renewable every three years as is required by the law.
There are two ways of registering these entities: the online business registration system,
where a user can submit an application online and the basic registration service, where
the client walks in to one of our offices to register. This mandate is derived from the Business Registration Act.
Download Business Registration Act.
We also register and administer limited liability companies. There are four types of limited liability companies
that are registered under the Companies Act (Cap 46:03). These are private limited liability companies, public limited liability companies,
companies limited by guarantee and state owned companies.
• Public Limited Liability Companies
• Private Limited Liability Companies
• Companies limited by guarantee
• State Owned Companies
Download Companies Act No 15 of 2013
Download Companies Regulations 2016
Download Companies Regulations 2017
IV. Non Profit Organisations
The Registrar General is responsible for the registration and the administration non-profit entities under the
Trustees Incorporation Act Cap. 5:03.
Download Trustees Incorporation Act Cap. 5:03.
III. Insolvency Services
The Registrar General is also the Official Receiver and is responsible for:
• Corporate Insolvency
• Bankruptcy Act
• Insolvency Act
Download Insolvency Practitioner Form
Download Insolvency Practitioner Regulations