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Apply and pay for business name search
(last modified: 1/29/2018)


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Espera hasta paso siguiente

KES 150
0.5day  -  1 day

Expected results

Name reservation application notification. 01 - Name reservation application notification.
Payment invoice 01 - Payment invoice


Cost detail


KES 100
For a single business name search
KES 50
eCitizen convenience fee
Payment methods: credit cards, Mobile transfers
For payments using cards an additional fee of KES 3.75 is charged.

Time frame

Waiting time until next step: Min. 0.5day - Max. 1 day

Legal justification

1. Registration of Business Names Act 2012
Registration of Business Names Act 2012
Section 17
2. Legal Notice No.89 of 2003 (Registration of business names Act)
Legal Notice No.89 of 2003 (Registration of business names Act)

Additional information

It is advisable to have 3 unique business names to ensure availability.

Recourse: Companies Registry

Entity in charge

Companies Registry

Harambee Avenue P.O Box 30031 , Nairobi 00100

Unit in charge

Customer care - Companies registry

Mon: 08:00-17:00
Tue: 08:00-17:00
Wed: 08:00-17:00
Thu: 08:00-17:00
Fri: 08:00-17:00

Person in charge

Samuel Wairegi Wahome

Customer care officer
Tel: +254 020 2227461, +254 (0) 202 251 355
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