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Starting a Business in Mombasa County, Kenya


Time to Complete

    Associated Costs

1. Obtain approval for the company name from the Registrar of Companies

4 days (3 days name      approval + 1 day travel)

KES 3,100 (filing fee: KES 100 + transportation: KES 3,000)

2. Stamp the memorandum and articles and a statement of the nominal capital

10 days (7 - 14 days)


KES 8,080 (1% of nominal capital + KES 2,020 stamp duty on Memorandum and Articles of Association)

3. Pay stamp duty at bank

1 day

KES 100 (bank commission)

4. Declaration of compliance (Form 208) is signed before a Commissioner for Oaths

1 day

KES 200

5. File deed and details with the Registrar of Companies at the Attorney General's Chamber in Nairobi (Sheria House)

14 days (14 - 21 days)

KES 5,836

 6. Register with the Tax Department for the single taxpayer identification number online

1 day

No cost

7. Apply for a business permit

2 days

KES 8,500

8. Register with the National Social Security Fund (NSSF)

1 day

No cost

9. Register with the National Hospital Insurance Fund (NHIF)

1 day

No cost

10. Make a company seal after a certificate of incorporation has been issued

2 days

KES 3,000

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