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Pty company registration form

Submit the online pty company registration application form above and start your company today! To register a company in South African is quick and easy.   

Only 1 director is required to register a company with the companies commission. Each incorporator becomes a first director of the company.

The name of a private company end with “Proprietary Limited” or “(Pty) Ltd”.

From 1 May 2011 the new companies act came into effect and from this date you can only register a company. Close corporations can no longer be registered.

How to register a company online

Complete our easy online registration application form above for registering a company, make payment and we’ll do the rest. The cost is only R 975 which include:

1. the company name reservation;
2. registration of the company;
3. shareholder certificates for all directors

What forms are required to register a new company 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 and the first available name will be reserved by the companies commission. During the name reservation process we’ll email you a power of attorney form to sign. This signed form must be send back to us with certified copies of all directors ID’s.

We cannot proceed with the company registration without these documents, so please send these to us as soon as possible to speed up the registration at the Cipc.

How long will the registration take

This all depends on the workload at the Companies Commission. All new company registration applications are processed on a first come first serve basis and as registration times changes often, best will be to contact us on 086 127 3727  for more information.

Can a foreigner be a director of a registered company or business

Yes, any foreigner can be a director of a company in South Africa. The affidavit form required for a foreigner to become a director of the company will be send to you when payment received. The business names will then also be lodged for reservation.

The sworn affidavit must be signed and stamped at any police station in South Africa, South African Embassy or Commissioner of Oaths in SA. It is also a requirement that the street and postal address of the company be in South Africa.

Do you register nationwide

Yes, even if you situated in Johannesburg, Pretoria, Cape Town, Durban, Port Elizabeth or any other city or town we can assist you with registering a company.

The final registration documents will be emailed to all directors and also be available to download from the Cipc website.

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