Public Companies ,Private Companies and NGOS requires Memorandum and Article of Association that need to be certified by a Notary Public and must be a member of Legal Profession, Therefore applicants applying for any of the business entities are encouraged to use the services of Legal practitioners.
All types of business registration takes five working days provided the applicants have complied with all the requirements and the forms are correctly filled and completed. All approvals take place at Ministry of Trade and Industry (MTI) Head Quarters and counters open at: 9H00 to 12 H00 and 14H00 to 16H00.
Forms for Close Corporations (CC8, CC1 and CC2) and forms for a defensive name (CM5, CM8, and CM8A) are available online for download on BIPA website on the download page and also at all offices of the ministry of Trade and Industry (MTI) country wide.The forms can also be obtained at the Namibia Chambers of Commerce and Industry (NCCI) and its branches at no cost. Registration forms are also available at some stationeries and bookshops country wide at a cost.
Once the clients have collected their registered documents they have to comply with requirements of other institutions namely:
- Ministry of Finance (registration for VAT and Company tax)
- Ministry of Labour
- Ministry of Home Affairs (Work permits/visas etc.)
- Social Security
- Local Authority by-laws such as City of Windhoek, Swakopmund, Walvis Bay, Keetmanshoop, Oshakati e.t.c.