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Company Incorporation Services -

Single Member Company

​The latest legal form of companies in Egyptian law, with the exception of the provision of Article 505 of the Civil Code, which requires that the company consists of at least two partners, each natural person, or legal entity within the purposes for which it was established, may establish a single-person company.

​The capital shall not be less than fifty thousand Egyptian pounds

1- A certificate of non-confusion of the company's name, the client must propose different variations of the name of the company. One of these proposed names will be approved upon completion of the incorporation.
2- Copies of the relevant powers of attorney (original powers of attorney must be submitted for matching against the copies), in the event that the incorporation is requested to be completed through an attorney:
- Powers of attorney made by all partners (minimum 2 partners and maximum 50) in respect of limited liability companies.
- The powers of attorney must include a stipulation entitling the attorney to incorporate and sign on the articles of incorporation before the Real Estate Registration and Notarization office at GAFI. In case the attorney is one of the partners, the power of attorney must include a provision to the effect that the attorney may enter into contracts with his personal capacity and third parties.
3-Clear copies of the valid personal ID of the founders or the partners (original ID may be requested for matching against the copies):
- For Egyptians, national ID card.
- For foreigners, passports.
4-An official original certificate obtained from the Register of Accountants and Auditors to the effect that the company's auditor is entitled to review and approve the budgets of corporations. A copy of the certificate or the acknowledgment the acceptance of the appointment must be submitted in case the original certificate was previously furnished to GAFI.
5-A copy of the Bar Association card of the lawyer who signs the articles of incorporation before the Bar Association; the cardholder must be at minimum a lawyer admitted before the Court of First Instance and the card must be valid up to date.
7- Investor identification form for theforeign founders and/or partners as must be submitted in paper format, and their copies in a compact disk (CD) format.
8-The name and address of the company's legal advisor, who must be a lawyer at least admitted before the Court of Appeal.
9-Clear copies of the valid personal ID of the attorney (original ID must be submitted for matching against the copies):
- For Egyptians, ID card.
- For foreigners, passports (valid residence permit is a must).
10-In case that the company's object requires that a (prior) special approval be obtained under the provisions of the applicable laws, the approval of the appropriate body must be submitted.
11-In the event of pumping in-kind shares upon incorporation:
- In respect of limited liability companies, it would suffice to submit a report by professional experts, whose professions are regulated under the law and match the type(s) of the in-kind shares being valuated.
12-In the event of incorporating a company to operate under the Free Zones System in accordance with Law No. 72 of 2017, the aforementioned required documents must be submitted, together with the following:
- In respect of public free zone(s), GAFI's approval prior to incorporation must be obtained. Such pre-incorporation approval is to be issued by the board of directors of the public free zone in which the project is to be set up.
- In respect of private free zone(s), for a joint stock company or a limited liability company, the approval of the Council of Ministers must be obtained prior to the incorporation.
13-In the event of incorporating a company resulting from the change of the legal structure of a partnership incorporated in accordance with the Trade Law into a corporation in accordance with Law No. 72 of 2017 and Law No. 159 of 1981, the aforementioned documents must be submitted together with the following:
- A valuation report on the in-kind shares (net assets and liabilities of partnerships), provided that such report is prepared by the committee formed by a decree of GAFI CEO for that purpose.
- Articles of partnership and their summary, in addition to, all subsequent amendments to the articles of partnership and their summaries, which must be registered with the court.
- Minutes of meeting of all partners including an approval by the partners on the change of legal structure before the valuation process.
- Minutes of meeting of all partners including the approval of partners on the valuation outcome and the approval on the company's articles of association after conversion (capital and its distribution among partners and activity...etc.)
- In the event of conversion into a joint stock company  where the partners would like to add cash shares, a bank certificate of deposit evidencing that 10% of the cash shares have been paid.
- A summary on the company since the date on which it was founded. This summary must include the amendments made to the company until the relevant minutes of meeting of all partners. The summary must be submitted on a compact disc (CD).
- In respect of partnerships, the commercial registry.
14-In the event of incorporating one or more corporation(s) through split up of an existing company into more than one company:
- The split-up decree issued by GAFI CEO.
- The valuation report on the in-kind shares.
- An official copy of the commercial registry of the splitting company including an endorsement to that effect.
- A copy of the minutes of the extraordinary general meeting, adopting the split-up resolution, after having been ratified by GAFI.
- A copy of the minutes of the extraordinary general meeting, approving the valuation outcome, after having been ratified by GAFI.
- Split-up draft contract as approved by GAFI.



1- Bar Association endorsement fee: (Fee value as per Law No. 72 of 2017) ,In the event that the company's capital is EGP 20,000 or more, a percentage of 0.01% of the issued capital of the company, together with an amount of EGP 50 as Bar Association stamp duty, shall be paid. The said percentage may not be less than EGP 25,000 nor more than EGP 250 . (Fee value as per Law No. 159 of 1981) ,0.01% of the issued capital, maximum EGP 25,000 and minimum EGP 250 + EGP 50 Bar Association stamp duty.
2- Articles of incorporation notarization fee:(Fee value as per Law No. 159 of 1981), 0.025% of the issued capital, maximum EGP 1,000 and minimum EGP 10.
3-Entry at the Commercial Register:(Fee value as per Law No. 72 of 2017) ,EGP 63.25. In case the company has a branch, such branch must be added to the commercial registry in return for a fee of EGP 297.75. (Fee value as per Law No. 159 of 1981) , EGP 63.25. In case the company has a branch, such branch must be added to the commercial registry in return for a fee of EGP 297.75.
4- License to Operate:(Fee value as per Law No. 72 of 2017) ,Annual subscription of 0.002% of the paid-up capital, maximum EGP 2,000 and minimum EGP 24 + EGP 200 that must be paid to obtain  a license to operate.(Fee value as per Law No. 159 of 1981) ,Annual subscription of 0.002% of the paid-up capital, maximum EGP 2000 and minimum EGP 24 + EGP 200 that must be paid to obtain  a license to operate.
5-Syndicate of Commercial Professions:(Fee value as per Law No. 159 of 1981) ,In case the capital is less than EGP 500,000, fees must be EGP 125. In case the capital is EGP 500,000 or more, fees must be EGP 250.
6-Incorporation:(Fee value as per Law No. 159 of 1981) 
* 0.001% of the issued capital, maximum EGP 1,000 and minimum EGP 100.
7- A True Certified Copy of the Articles and the Certificate of Incorporation: (Fee value as per Law No. 72 of 2017) ,EGP 600 per copy. (Fee value as per Law No. 159 of 1981) ,EGP 600 per copy.
8-A certificate of non-confusion of the company's name: (Fee value as per Law No. 72 of 2017) ,EGP 114   (Fee value as per Law No. 159 of 1981) ,EGP 114.
One Business Day
E-Portal , ISC
Incorporation via the E-portal:
1. Sign up, create an account and specify your workspace. To do this, use GAFI e-portal: http://www.gafi.gov.eg. Then, choose the incorporation service, upload the required documents, and submit the Application required to be checked.
2. Pay the fees using a credit card, and e-sign the documents.
3. All your company's documents will be sent to your workspace on GAFI's e-portal.  
- In case of encountering any problems during the e-incorporation, kindly call the hotline: 16035 from 8:00 a.m. to 8:00 p.m. CLT, or contact: e-services@gafinet.org.eg. 

Incorporation via ISC
1. The partners or their duly authorized representative will receive a queue number. Upon calling your respective number, kindly go to the front window of the General Department for Articles and Decrees of Incorporation at the Incorporation Hall on the first floor. The attorney will then check the company's trade name, review all documentation required for incorporation, enter the company's data on the Incorporation e-System and issue the company's articles of incorporation and all application forms required for the registration at the Commercial Register as well as for the issuance of the tax card, the value- added tax card and the insurance number. Immediately after signing electronically the said documents and application forms, the partners or their duly authorized representative will pay whether in cash or via the credit cards the incorporation fees together with the certificate of non-confusion fees.
NB: The partners or their duly authorized representative must add to the incorporation documentation an application for a certificate of non-confusion of name. Said application must include five suggested trade names for the company, so that the attorney at the front window of the General Department for Articles and Decrees of Incorporation would review and approve the names, and that the Commercial Registrar approves the names during the incorporation process. The partners or their duly authorized representative will then pay the certificate fees as part of the incorporation fees.
 
2. The partners or their duly authorized representative will sign the documents whereby the articles of incorporation of the company would be notarized by the Real Estate Registration and Notarization Office at the Incorporation Hall on the first floor.
NB: On behalf of the partners or their duly authorized representative, the Incorporation Follow-up Unit back office team at the Incorporation Hall on the first floor will finalize all procedures relating to the company's registration at the Commercial Register and the issuance of its tax card, VAT card and insurance number.

3. Immediately upon the completion of the incorporation procedures, the partners or their duly authorized representative will within one business day receive the company's commercial registry, tax registration number, VAT registration number and insurance number as a standard procedure for all limited liability companies without exception.

General Notes:
* In respect of companies obligated to register themselves in accordance with the Value-added Tax Law enacted by Law No. 67 of 2016, a VAT registration certificate must be applied for and obtained.
* The partners or their duly authorized representative may review the documents at the Documents Review Office on the ground floor as an optional procedure to verify whether the documents to be submitted at the Incorporation Hall on the first floor are complete

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