How long does business name registration take in Kenya?

The following are the requirements needed when registering a business and the registration of the business name take around 3 working days.

  1. The Proposed Business names for search and reservation. – The proposed business name search is conducted to ensure it is not similar to an existing registered Business. If approved, it is reserved for 30 days.
  2. The nature of Business. One activity the business shall undertake. – A Sole proprietorship or partnership is permitted to conduct only one line of business due to the nature of its liability.
  3. Names of the Proprietor/s in Full.
  4. Postal address for the Business Name.
  5. Proposed Physical address of the Business.  Address includes Name of road, Plot number, town, county.
  6. Copy of ID or Passport of the Proprietor or Partners.
  7. Passport photo of the Proprietor/s.
  8. Email address of the Business distinct from that of the proprietors.
  9. Residential Physical address of the proprietor or partners.  The Address to includes Name of road, house number, town, county.

A Business Name registration will take an average of 3 days to process.
After business name registration what next? After the registration of the Business name, you shall apply for a PIN certificate. Thereafter you may open a Bank account and commence with your Business.