A foreign company wishing to Trade and do Business in Kenya may opt to Register their already existing foreign company in Kenya.
This is referred to as a Foreign Company Registration with the Registration certificate issued being a Certificate of compliance.
A Foreign Company is hence a Company registered outside Kenyan jurisdiction, Under the laws of that country and given compliance under Kenyan Law to conduct and do Business in Kenya like any local company.
How to register a Foreign Company in Kenya.
Any company duly registered outside Kenya that wants to carry on its business in Kenya may register as a Foreign or branch company in Kenya. Foreign company registration is regulated by the Company Act 2015 and guidelines are as provided below
Requirements for Foreign Company Registration in Kenya.
- Certified copies of foreign company memorandum and Articles of Association.
- Certified copy of the certificate of Incorporation duly certified by a Notary Public.
- If in a Foreign Language, certified copies of translated documents by a Notary Public.
- Name and contact information of the Local representative of the Foreign company
- Registered address of the Foreign company in County of registration.
- Proposed Registered address in Kenya. Name of Building, Plot number, street, town, County.
- Copies of Passport and passport photos of the Directors / shareholders.
Prescribed Forms for Foreign company Registration.
- List of documents delivered for registration by a company incorporated outside Kenya.
- List and particulars of the directors and secretary of a company incorporated outside Kenya.
- List of names and addresses of the persons resident in Kenya authorized to receive service on behalf of a company incorporated outside Kenya.
- Notice of situation of registered or principal office or change therein of a company incorporated outside Kenya.
- Upon a successful submission of the required documents for registration, the company shall be issued with a Certificate of Compliance
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