How to register a company number online and what are the costs

Just follow our easy online registration process for registration a company. The cost is only R445.00 and includes:

  1. COMPANY / BUSINESS NAME RESERVATION and
  2. REGISTRATION OF THE COMPANY / BUSINESS.

What forms and documents are required to register a company name online in South Africa

After completion and submission of the company registration application on our website, you will receive a confirmation email with further details.

Please use the reference number provided when making payment and in all correspondence to us.
As soon as we receive proof of payment, your company names will be submitted for reservation. The first available name will be reserved by the Companies Commission. While the name reservation is in process you will receive a power of attorney form to sign. This original signed form must be posted back to us with certified copies of all directors ID’s (Faxes and email copies are not accepted by the Commission).

Note: We cannot incorporate your company without these documents, so post these as soon as possible to speed up your registration process at the Registrar.

How long will the company registration process take?

This all depends on the workload at the Companies Commission, and is dependent on their timeline. All company registration applications are processed on a first come first serve basis. As registration times changes often, best will be to contact us on 079 027 5431 for more information.

Can a foreigner be a director of a company?

Yes, any foreigner can be a director of a company in South Africa. The information required for a foreigner to be a director of a company will be send to you once the business name has been submitted for reservation. An affidavit must be done at any police station in South Africa. It is also a requirement that the registered address of the company be in South Africa.

Are there any other costs involved?

WE DO NOT charge any additional costs for the company registration if we receive all the documents required on time

How long will my name reservation take?

Generally this only takes a day or two depending on the workload at the Companies Commission (CIPC).

Do you register nationally?

Yes, if your business is in Johannesburg, Pretoria, Cape Town, Durban, Port Elizabeth or any other city or town we can assist you. Just follow the company registration process. Final registration documents will be emailed to you. This can then be used to open bank accounts and to apply for TAX, VAT PAYE, UIF, BEE EME Certificates, etc.

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