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Summary of the procedure
 

Where to go? (4)

You will have to go to the following agencies. The number indicates how many interactions are required with each entity.
Huduma centre (x 4)
2 3 4 5
Huduma centre
Companies Registry
6
Companies Registry
City Hall Annexe (x 3)
7 8 9
City Hall Annexe
Cash office - City Hall
10
Cash office - City Hall

What you will get (2)

The objective of the procedure is to obtain those documents.
Certificate of business registration
6
Certificate of business registration
Business permit
10
Business permit

Required documents 

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

Passport photo (x 3)
1 4 5
Passport photo
Application for name reservation - CR14 (x 2)
2 3
Application for name reservation - CR14
Statement of particulars
4
Statement of particulars
Name reservation letter (x 2)
4 5
Name reservation letter
Identity card (x 4)
4 5 7 8
Identity card
PIN certificate (x 2)
4 5
PIN certificate
Assessed statement of particulars
5
Assessed statement of particulars
Payment receipt
6
Payment receipt
Business permit application form (x 2)
7 8
Business permit application form
Approved business permit application form
9
Approved business permit application form
Payment invoice for application fees
10
Payment invoice for application fees
Payment invoice for business permit
10
Payment invoice for business permit

How much?

Cost of the procedure  KES  6,150

Cost detail

Estimate your cost

KES 100
For each name reservation request
KES 600
For registration fee for statement of particulars
KES 200
For issuance of certificate of registration
KES 50
For processing fee for postal corporation
KES 200
For business permit application fees
KES 5,000
For payment of business permit - Fee for a small trader shop or retail service

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): 2 d 3 d
of which:
Waiting time in queue (sum): 1h. 20mn 3h. 50mn
Attention at counter: 50mn 1h. 40mn
Waiting time until next step (sum): 2 d 3 d

Legal justification?

The regulations which justify the procedure and its content
Business permits fee schedule Business permits fee schedule
The registration of business names Act - Legal notice No. 89 - 12th June 2003 Legal Notice No.89 of 2003 (Registration of business names Act)
Nairobi county city county finance Act 2013 Nairobi City County Finance Act 2013
  Section  8
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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