Foreign Company Registration in Kenya

A Foreign Company is a Company registered outside Kenya, under the laws of that country and given compliance under Kenyan Law to do Business in Kenya.

Companies incorporated outside of Kenya can do business in Kenya by registering a branch. It is a unit that is part of a company that is organized so as to conduct business on behalf of a Parent company, as opposed to carrying on business that is merely ancillary or incidental to the company’s business as a whole.

The parent company is liable for the actions of a branch. An investor could be interested in setting up a new location, division, department under the original company’s name and is still part of that legal entity as an extension to conduct business on behalf of the mother company. In this case, the mother company is not excluded from liabilities incurred at the Branch level.

Requirements for Foreign Company Registration in Kenya

  • Certified copies of foreign company’s 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.
  • Appointment of a Local representative of the Foreign Company in Kenya.
  • Registered address of the Foreign Company in County of registration.
  • Notification of directors’ residential address (Form CR8)
  • Proposed registered address in Kenya.
  • Copies of Passport and passport photos of the Directors / shareholders.

Prescribed Forms for Foreign company Registration.

  • Form 236, this is the List of documents submitted for registration by a company incorporated outside Kenya.
  • Form 237, this the List and particulars of directors and secretary of a foreign company incorporated outside Kenya.
  • Form 238, List of names and addresses of the individuals resident in Kenya authorized to receive service on behalf of a Foreign company incorporated outside Kenya.
  • Form 250, this is the Notice of location of registered or principal office or change notification of a overseas company incorporated outside Kenya.

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