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Change of Legal Structure of Companies

​Change of Legal Structure of a joint stock company or partnership limited by shares or a limited liability company

​a joint stock company or partnership limited by shares or a limited liability company

1. GAFI Committee valuation report valuating the company applying for change of legal structure.
2. Minutes of extraordinary general meeting (or minutes of meeting of all partners) including an approval on the valuation outcome reached by GAFI Committee in respect of the relevant company (required documentation listed in the application form of ratification of minutes of extraordinary general meetings must be submitted as well).
3. A recent (maximum 3 months old) official copy of the commercial registry.
4. In respect of partnerships, powers of attorney made directly by all partners.
5. A copy of all amendments issued in respect of the company.
6. Draft contract or articles of incorporation and association, as the case may be, for the new company preceded by a preamble consistent with the change of the legal structure.
7. A copy of the applicant's personal ID.
8. The auditor's acknowledgment of acceptance of appointment + a certificate of registration issued by the Register of Accountants and addressed to GAFI.
9. Service fees payment receipt.
Additional documents to be submitted in particular cases together with the aforementioned required documents:
10. Change of Name: 
A certificate of non-confusion of company's name to be obtained from the Commercial Register.
11. Change of Object: 
If necessary, appropriate bodies approval based on the type of activity of the company (Approval of CBE – Civil Aviation Authority – the Ministry of Tourism…etc).
12. Change of location: 
• The deed of possession of project site subject to the following:
* In respect of companies founded in Sinai, such companies must fill in and submit the service application form + the documents required to be furnished to Sinai Development Authority.
13. Cash increase:
• In respect of joint stock companies and partnerships limited by shares, a bank certificate must be submitted indicating the payment of at least 10% in the event that there is any outstanding cash to be paid.
• In respect of limited liability companies, a bank certificate must be submitted indicating full payment of the capital increase.
14. A background check on non-Egyptian shareholders/partners and new members of the board of directors. In the event of change of name, object, location, redistribution of capital and/or capital increase, a background check form on the senior non-Egyptian shareholders/partners must be submitted.
15. In the event that any of the company's added objects requires that (prior) special approvals be obtained under the applicable laws, the approvals of the appropriate bodies must be submitted.

Ratification of corporation two minutes of extraordinary general meetings. EGP 800 per each copy
Ratification of articles of incorporation/partnership and the articles of association, as the case may be  EGP 400
Certificate of issuance of capital shares, addressed to the Financial Regulatory Authority ("FRA"), if the requested change in legal structure is a change into joint stock company or partnership limited by shares  EGP 400

​In respect of changing the legal structure of a joint stock company or partnership limited by shares:

1. Two business days from the day subsequent to the date on which the completed application, for the obtainment of a certificate of shares issuance addressed to FRA, has been duly received.
2. One business day after the receipt of the approval of FRA.

In respect of changing the legal structure of  a limited liability company: 2 business days from the day subsequent to the date on which the completed application has been duly received.

E-Portal , ISC

 Via the E-portal

1. Register and create your account and workspace and get the authority to deal with the company on the portal www.gafi.gov.eg, then choose the service and provide the required documents, and we will review them.
2. Pay fees using credit cards, and sign documents electronically.
3. We will send all the modification documents to your workspace on the portal.

Via ISC

1. Select the service, take a number from the queue machine , and the documents will be reviewed.
2. Go to the relevant window at the General Department for Legal Affairs of Companies (Amendments Department) to have the relevant application technically reviewed, and then pay the service fees in cash at the cash desk.
3. If the company is a joint stock company or partnership limited by shares, visit GAFI after FRA's approval, on issuance of shares effecting the change of the legal structure, has been duly received to receive the minutes of the extraordinary general meeting, articles of incorporation/partnership and/or the articles of association, as the case may be, or, in respect of partnerships, the articles of incorporation/partnership and articles of association ratified by GAFI so that you can have them endorsed by the Bar Association, notarized by the relevant office of the Real Estate Registration and Notarization Department then entered into the Commercial Register.

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