Value-Added-Tax Registration

An entrepreneur in Namibia can choose from a variety of business forms to conduct business. These are the, Sole Proprietorship, Partnerships, Companies and Close Corporations.

The following are short description of the different forms available. 


Registering a Close Corporation

Step 1: Submission of name application/reservation of name form CC8

Filming Permit Application

Anybody (Public, Investors, Agents, Secretarial firms, SME’s) who wishes to reserve a Business name, must visit the Directorate of Commerce in the MoITSMD, or visit our website at


  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)

  3. On-line applications for Name Reservations can be lodged at

Service Hours

Over the counter submissions

Monday – Friday (excluding public holiday)

09:00 am – 12:00 pm

14:00 pm – 16:00 pm


On-line submissions

On-line applications can be submitted any-time, but will only be reviewed Monday’s to Friday’s between 8:00 am and 16:00 pm

Service Turnaround Time

5 Working Days

Service Fee

N$50.00 Revenue Stamp for counter submissions

N$50.00 transferable into BIPA Account for on-line applications. Proof of payment must be loaded to BIPA system

Service Manager


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