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Register Your Business

Business Name Reservation

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:

  1. 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.

  2. 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:

  1. Completed CC8 Form (For reservation of a CC Name)

  2. 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.

Service Hours

 

On-line submissions:

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

Service Fee

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.

Service Manager

 

Ms. Anna Husselmann

Tel: 061–2994434

E-mail: husselmann@bipa.na

Registration of Business (Defensive name)

A Defensive Name is a one-man business, owned and managed by one individual. Generally, the business carries the name of the owner or trades under a different trade name. This service is only valid for Namibian citizens.

 

Registration as a Defensive Name is only valid for a period of two years and is renewable thereafter.

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

  • Copy of ID

Service Hours

On-line submissions:

Online applications using the NamBizOne eService portal can be submitted any-time by clicking here. Email notification is sent for those who apply online.

 

Over the counter submissions:

Monday – Friday (excluding public holiday)

0900 – 1200 hrs

1400 – 1600 hrs

NOTE: Over the counter submissions will be phased out gradually. It's therefore encouraged to make use of the online service.

 

Service Turnaround Time

 

Online: 5 working days

Over the counter: 5 working days

 

Service Fee

N$250.00

Contact Person

Ms. L N Mulike

Tel: 061 2994455

Email: mulike@bipa.na

Register Your Close Corporation

A close Corporation generally referred to as a CC, is a legal entity that provides it's members with limited liability(Legal Responsibility). A CC can be registered by a minimum of one(1) and a maximum of ten(10) persons. The interest of members in a CC must always add up to 100% and be expressed as a percentage.

This service is offered by the Ministry of Industrialization, Trade and SME Development, through the agency of Business and Intellectual Property Authority (BIPA).

General Public / Business Investors / SME’s who wish to register a Close Corporation can do so through either one of the options below:

 

  1. Visit NamBizOne e-Service or click here to launch the e-Service or by clicking on the button above.

  2. Visit the Directorate of Commerce in the MITSMED to collect the paper forms (the over the counter registration will be phased out progressively and all registrations will be done online)

 

Documents to be attached to register your Close Corporation

 

Please submit the following documents as an attachment:

  • Email notification if you have done the name reservation process online​

  • Consent Letter from a Certified Public Accountant

  • If signing on behalf of someone, please attach Power of Attorney

  • If signing on behalf of a minor, please attach Full Birth Certificate and written statement

For over the counter submissions, in addition of the above requirements, please complete Form CC1.

If the applicant is a Non – Namibian, the following must be attached as well:

  • Copy of Passport

  • Written Statement IRO Nationality

 

Service Hours

 

On-line submissions:

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: 5 working days

Over the counter: 5 working days

 

Service Fee

 

N$100.00

 

Contact Person

 

Ms. L N Mulike

Tel: 061 – 2994455

E-mail: mulike@bipa.na

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