Choose a company structure that suits your needs
Private Limited Companies
Most new company registrations in Zimbabwe are limited companies popularly known as Private Limited Companies (PLC’s). This is the standard business structure for any company which has been registered with the intention to generate profit for the owners of the business. It is remarkably popular because it allows the sharing of profits amongst the shareholders whilst also offering restricted financial liability. The shareholders are only responsible for company debts up to the value of the shares they hold in the company. So their personal assets will be protected should the company encounter financial any difficulties.
Private Business Corporation
The Private Business Corporation (PBC) is a less common but viable option to the Private Limited Company. It is mostly used by small businesses who want to regularise their business operations or those aiming to operate as individuals/sole traders for example consultants, contractors or partners such as lawyers, accountants, engineers, architects, or any other industry. It protects the personal finances of the company owners in a similar way as a Private Limited Company. Instead of having shareholders and directors, it has members. The member’s financial liability is restricted to the amount of money they invest when registering the company.
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Call, text or WhatsApp our friendly team and we will help you choose a company structure, registration package and complete your order by telephone.
Company registration in Zimbabwe checklist
Requirements for company registration in Zimbabwe
Proposed company names
3-5 unique proposed company names in order of preference.
Directors & shareholder(s)
Names, I.D/Passport numbers, addresses & nationalities.
Official company addresses
Physical, postal and email addresses of the company.
Company business activity
The business activity the company intends to carry out.
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Our process for registering a company in Zimbabwe
Choose company structure & package
Choose a company structure that suits your needs and a registration package that suits your budget.
Complete the registration form
Fill in your new company’s details on our online company registration form. Alternatively, you can visit our offices.
Document preparation & filing
We will prepare the company documents and they will be filed with the Registrar of Companies for final registration which usually takes 5-7 working days.
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“Great service, efficient and very professional consultants. I recommend anyone wishing to register a company in Zimbabwe to try Company Formations. You won’t regret it. I have dealt with them on two occasions and have never been disappointed. Probably the best company registration agent in Zimbabwe.” (29 December 2022)Tinashe Musarurwa
“Company Formations made the process of registering a company in Zimbabwe very easy. I received great support and guidance from the get go. Your consultants were responsive. All the questions I had were promptly answered and I was told my company would be registered in 5-7 days and I received my company documents on the 5th day.” (30 December 2022)Mathew Ncube
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Here is why you should choose us to register your company
We keep our prices low with no hidden costs. Our pricing is clear and simple and works for start-ups, small to medium enterprises (SME’s) and large businesses.
We have over 75 years combined experience in company registration in Zimbabwe guaranteeing you that your company documents are prepared to the best of Zimbabwean and international standards.
Our company registration service takes between 7-9 working days depending on the workload at the Companies Registry.
We are a registered company registration agent registered with the Deeds, Companies and Intellectual Property (DCIP) and Zimbabwe Association of Company Registration Agents (ZACRA).
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If you are not confident submitting your company registration application on your own call, text or WhatsApp our friendly team and we will complete your company registration order by telephone.
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Company registration in Zimbabwe frequently asked questions
How much does it cost to register a company in Zimbabwe?
Company registration in Zimbabwe prices range from US$65.00 to US$130.00 for a Private Business Corporation and from US$120.00 to US$195.00 for a Private Limited Company. We have four Private Limited Packages and four Private Business Corporation Packages, four Non-Resident Packages and Shelf Companies. *Our prices are quoted in US$ and ZW$ prices are available as per your request.
What are the requirements for registering a company in Zimbabwe?
To register a company you need to have your company’s proposed names, company directors information, company shareholders information, company addresses and the business core objectives. Find out more about requirements for company registration.
How long does it take to register a company in Zimbabwe?
It takes about 7-9 working days to register a company in Zimbabwe. It will take about 5 minutes to fill in our online company registration application form where you will fill in your new company’s information including your company names, directors information, shareholders information, company addresses, and the objectives of the company. Alternatively, you can visit our offices. We will conduct an online company name search to determine which of your proposed company names is available for registration and the results will be available within 24 working hours. We will then prepare and forward the company documents to the Companies Registry for final registration.
What company type or structure should I choose?
The majority of companies registered in Zimbabwe are Private Companies popularly known as Private Limited Companies or (PLC’s). They are used to conduct normal commercial business with the purpose of the owners (shareholders or subscribers) making a profit, whilst providing limited liability protection that is, the shareholders personal finances and property is protected should the company hit financial problems.
Alternatively, if you wish to start small operations like home industries or if you are aiming to operate as partners such as lawyers, accountants, contractors, architects etc. but you still need limited liability, perhaps a Private Business Corporation (PBC) is the best company structure. Company Formations also provide several registrations depending on your needs e.g. Companies Limited by Guarantee, Cooperative Companies, Partnerships/Syndicate/Consortium/Joint Venture or Unregistered Associations, Trusts, Non-Governmental Organisations and churches.
What are the documents needed for company registration?
We don’t necessarily any physical document copies to register a company. We generally need the information found on your personal documents e.g. your name, id number etc. If you however would like to provide the documents, we will accept them.
What documents do I receive after registering my company in Zimbabwe?
It depends with the package that you choose but for the basic package, you will receive a Certificate of Incorporation, Memorandum and Articles of Association, CR 5 (Former CR 6) i.e. list of addresses and CR 6 (Former CR 14) i.e. list if directors and secretaries when you register a Private Limited Company. For a Private Business Corporation you will receive a Certificate of Incorporation and a CR 28 i.e. Statement of Incorporation. Depending on the package that you choose you will also receive a bank advice note, tax clearance, share certificates, first meeting minutes, company registers and our FREE e-book.
Do you offer online company registration in Zimbabwe?
Yes. Company Formations offers online company registration in Zimbabwe that’s how we are able to register companies for clients from every city in Zimbabwe and non-Zimbabwean resident clients. Just fill in your company registration online form and we will contact you as soon as we receive the application. However, you can also visit our offices to start your company registration.
Do I need a tax clearance to start trading?
Yes you would need a tax clearance. The law requires every Zimbabwean registered company to register with the Zimbabwe Revenue Authority (ZIMRA) within 30 days of starting to trade. Some businesses will not do business with you if you do not have a tax clearance or they will charge 10% withholding tax on the transaction. You also can’t open a corporate bank account in Zimbabwe without a tax clearance (bank advice note).
How do I open a bank account?
The first step to opening a bank account is acquiring a bank advice note (temporary tax clearance). Our standard, executive and premium company registration packages include a bank advice note, a tax clearance and extras that might be required by banks to open a corporates bank account as part of their ‘KYC’. As soon as we provide the bank advice note you can then open your bank account and provide us with the bank statement so we can process the tax clearance.
After company registration in Zimbabwe …
Let’s just say our journey together has just started! Company Formations provides free customer support for the lifetime of your company. So please call, text, WhatsApp or email us if you need help. We also provide a Full Company Secretary Service to help you manage your company and keep you compliant all year round.
Our annual compliance services
Company Formations does not only provide company registration in Zimbabwe but other services to help you
stay compliant all year round after incorporation. Here is a selection of our annual compliance services.
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