OCL business associates provides you with a reliable branch company registration service in Kenya and the entire east Africa region. A foreign company is a company registered in a foreign jurisdiction seeking to register the same company in Kenya, Uganda, Burundi, Rwanda, Tanzania, South Sudan DRC Congo and getting a Certificate of compliance to conduct its business in either of the east African countries.
Foreign company registration enables a foreign entity to maintain its original corporate identity, structure and legal status as is in the foreign jurisdiction in Kenya, Uganda, Tanzania, Burundi Rwanda, DRC Congo and to acquire legal status to trade locally.
Registering a branch of a foreign company does not create a separate legal entity from the foreign company. Registration is a requirement for all companies incorporated outside Kenya that intend to operate in Kenya as foreign companies.
Branches must have a local representative resident in Kenya, who may be a citizen or a non-citizen. The local representative is answerable for the doing of all acts, matters and things that the company is required to do by or under Companies Act and is personally liable for any penalties imposed on the company for a contravention of, or failure to comply with, the Companies Act.
A Foreign Company is a Company registered outside Kenya, under the laws of that country and given compliance under Kenyan Law to do Business in Kenya.
Companies incorporated outside of Kenya can do business in Kenya by registering a branch. It is a unit that is part of a company that is organized so as to conduct business on behalf of a Parent company, as opposed to carrying on business that is merely ancillary or incidental to the company’s business as a whole.
The parent company is liable for the actions of a branch. An investor could be interested in setting up a new location, division, department under the original company’s name and is still part of that legal entity as an extension to conduct business on behalf of the mother company. In this case, the mother company is not excluded from liabilities incurred at the Branch level.
Requirements for Foreign Company Branch Registration in Kenya
Scanned certified copy of certificate of incorporation of company from country of registration.
Scanned certified copy of the Memorandums and Articles of Association of the company. (If in a Foreign language, interpreted and certified copy)
Registered office in country of origin (Plot / House number, road, City, country)
Registered office of the Branch in Kenya. (Name of building/ location, plot number, road, county).
Names of the Directors / shareholders and share structure.
Contact information of the directors / shareholders – Email address, Telephone number, postal address and residential addresses.
Scans of Passport bio data and passport photo of directors / shareholders.
Appointment of local representative
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