General Public / Business Investors / SME’s who wish to register a business will need to reserve a business name first. Name reservation can be done through either one of the options below:
Use our NamBizOne e-Service here or by clicking the button above. For online submission, you must register to get an user account to login. To register, click here.
Visit the Directorate of Commerce in the MITSMED to collect the paper forms
Once approved, the name reservation is valid for 2 months.
This service is offered by the Ministry of Industrialization, Trade and SME Development, through the agency of Business and Intellectual Property Authority (BIPA).
Documents to be submitted:
For online submission, please follow the instructions online on the eService portal by clicking the Reserve button above.
For over the counter, please submit one of the following forms as relevant:
Completed CC8 Form (For reservation of a CC Name)
Completed CM5 Form (For reservation of a Company name as well as Defensive Name)
Over the counter submissions will be progressively faced out therefore, clients are encouraged to use the online service by clicking the button above.
On-line applications can be submitted any-time. Email notification is sent for those who apply online.
Over the counter submissions:
Monday – Friday (excluding public holiday)
0900 – 1200 hrs
1400 – 1600 hrs
Service Turnaround Time
Online: 3 working days
Over the counter: 5 working days
N$50.00 transferable into BIPA Account for on-line applications. Proof of payment must be attached.
N$50.00 cash for over the counter transaction.
Ms. Anna Husselmann