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When upgrading your sole proprietor to become a limited company, you will need to have a copy of your sole proprietor business certificate.

You will also need to have your eCitizen account so that ‘link a business’ process can be carried out.

Once that is complete, the cessation process will begin where your sole proprietor business will cease, to allow the formation of your limited company.

The government will use the information on your eCitizen account to verify the ownership of the business before they approve any cessation process.

The registration process usually takes 2 weeks or less depending on company registry workload and processing speed, your requirements availability and readiness with payment required for eCitizen registration fees.

Are you ready to start upgrading your sole proprietor business?

We are excited that you want to upgrade your sole proprietor business and we are happy to get everything started so you can start trading soon.

Here is the step by step guide that you need to follow so we can begin the upgrading process for you.

So let’s started!

Step 1: Pricing Plans

You will need to select which registration package you prefer;

(I) Lite Plan – Ksh. 20,000 Includes Certificate of Incorporation, Memorandum, CR12 Letter only.

(II) Premium Plan – Ksh. 40,000 Includes Certificate of Incorporation, Memorandum, CR12 Letter, Company KRA PIN, VAT Registration, Tax Compliance Certificate Registration, Lipa Na Mpesa Account Registration, Business Cash Advance Facility, Masterpass QR Registration, Website Design, SSL Certificate for Website, Domain Name (.COM or .CO.KE), Web Hosting (10GB Disk Space), Unlimited Company Email Accounts, Logo Design, Business Card Design, Letterhead Design and Business Consultancy.

Step 2: Requirement Form

Please download and fill this Requirement Form below with your information.

Click on this link to download the Company Registration Requirements Form [Word Version, 3 Pages, Size: 19.7KB]

Step 3: Registration Order

Once you complete your company requirement form, you will need to upload it on the registration order below and submit your order.

Upgrade Business to Limited Company Order

  • Please only fill this registration order if you have your requirements and payment ready to begin your company registration today.
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    Max. file size: 1 GB.
    • By submitting your order for company registration, you agree to our Terms Of Service


    What will happen to my existing business name?

    After the upgrading process is complete, your existing business name will now end with the word “Ltd” or “Limited”. For Example; “Dealpoa Enterprise” will change to be “Dealpoa Enterprise Ltd”

    Where do I make payment for my registration?

    Our official payment options can be found on –

    How many directors do I need to have in my company?

    At the moment, Company Registry only allows a minimum of 1 director and a maximum of 7 directors. If you have more than 7 people, they will be added to the company as Shareholders.

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