List of steps
(Total number of steps: 3)
Business name reservation  (3)

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Apply and pay for name search
(last modified: 11/23/2017)


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Timeframe ( ver detalles )

Espera hasta paso siguiente

KES 150
0 mn  -  0 mn
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

Attention at counter: Min. 5mn - Max. 10mn
Waiting time until next step: Min. 0.5day - Max. 1 day

Legal justification

1. Companies Act 2015
Companies Act 2015
Section 19
2. Registration of Business Names Act 2012
Registration of Business Names Act 2012
Section 17
3. Legal Notice No.80 of 2003 Companies Act (schedule of fees)
Legal Notice No.80 of 2003 Companies Act (schedule of fees)

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
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