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Registration of a branch of a foreign company in Kenya

Registration of a branch of a foreign company in Kenya is done pursuant to Section 366 of the Companies Act Cap 486 of the Laws of Kenya.
Procedure for the registration of a branch of a foreign company in Kenya
The following documents required to be filed at the company’s registry  complete the necessary returns and file them at the companies Registry with all other necessary documents;-

a) A certified true copy of the Memorandum and Articles of Association (or constitution) of “the Company”, together with a certified true copy of Certificate of Incorporation. Both Certified as a true copy by a Notary Public and notarised from the Country of Origin.

b) The present Physical and Postal Address of “the Company”. The addresses are to be for both the Local Office and the Head Office. Please note that Capita Registrars provides a registered office for foreign companies.

c) The full Names, Addresses, Nationalities and Occupations of each of the Directors and the Company Secretary. We will type this information into the necessary returns (being Forms No.s 236, 237, 238 & 250) once you provide this information.

d) The full Name, Physical and Postal Address of someone in Kenya who is appointed as the representative upon whom documents/mail/process of the Company may be served/delivered. Please note that Capita Registrars provides a registered address for which the documents/mail of the company can be delivered.

Procedure and time scale

The returns containing the information referred to in (b) to (d) above once prepared by us,  have to be signed by the person referred to in (d) above. Once this is done and we have been provided with the Notarised copies of the documents referred in (a) above, we will lodge the same at the Companies Registry for registration of the Branch. It takes approximately 4 weeks to secure the Certificate of registration or in this regard “a Certificate of Compliance”

If you would like to register a branch of a foreign company in Kenya, please contact us on info@capitaregistrars.co.ke or swanjiru@capitaregistrars.co.ke

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