List of steps
(Total number of steps: 6)
Business name reservation  (3)
Sole proprietor registration  (3)

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Summary of the procedure

Where to go? (1)

You will have to go to the following agencies. The number indicates how many interactions are required with each entity.
Companies Registry (x 2)
5 6
Companies Registry

What you will get (2)

The objective of the procedure is to obtain those documents.
Name reservation letter
Name reservation letter
Certificate of registration
Certificate of registration

Required documents 

The documents with green band will be provided to you during the procedure.

Passport photo (x 3)
1 4 5
Passport photo
Name reservation letter (x 2)
4 5
Name reservation letter
Identity card
Identity card
PIN certificate (x 2)
4 5
PIN certificate
Payment invoice for business name registration (x 2)
5 6
Payment invoice for business name registration
Payment invoice
Payment invoice
Signed statement of particulars print out
Signed statement of particulars print out

How much?

Cost of the procedure  KES  1,000

Cost detail

Estimate your cost

KES 100
For a single business name search
KES 50
For convenience fee
KES 800
For business name registration
KES 50
eCitizen convenience fee

How long ?

The estimated total time is calculated by adding the time spent: 1) waiting in queue, 2) at the counter and 3) between steps.
  Min. Max.
Total time (sum): 4 d 12 d
of which:
Waiting time in queue (sum): 15mn 30mn
Attention at counter: 20mn 40mn
Waiting time until next step (sum): 4 d 12 d

Legal justification?

The regulations which justify the procedure and its content
The registration of business names Act - Legal notice No. 89 - 12th June 2003 Legal Notice No.89 of 2003 (Registration of business names Act)
Registration of business names act 2012 Registration of Business Names Act 2012
  Sections 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 10, 11, 12, 13, 14, 17
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