|REGISTRAR OF COMPANIES|
To be an internationally recognized destination in business support through the registration of Company and protection of names, uniforms and badges by providing service that is technologically innovative and conducive for investment.
The mission of The Registrar of Companies is to ensure legal formation and operations of Companies in Swaziland.
Companies Act No: 8 of 2009
Protection of Names, Uniforms and Badges Act no. 10 of 1969
COMPANY REGISTRATION AND PROCESSES
Formation and collation of company memorandums and articles of association shall be done in compliance with The Companies Act No 8 of 2009.
Firstly a unique Company name has to be reserved in the company register before registration of the company. This involves searching from our registers (automated and online) if the name is available and free for use. This process can also be done manually over the counter and available online on https://www.online.gov.sz . If the chosen name is free for use, a reply in writing or a reply online will be given to the user instantly.
Once this process has been done, Memorandums and Articles of Association will be compiled and prepared by the users. The standardized company registration forms are also available and downloadable online on www.gov.sz classed according to the type of Company in compliance with the Companies Act. Such forms will be submitted at the office the Registrar of Companies 3rd floor Justice building office 312 for registration and incorporation accompanied by a payment receipt from any Swaziland revenue office. Registration and incorporation of Companies shall take 3 days in Swaziland.
Other accompanying documents will include:
COMPANY REGISTRATION FEES
Payment fees where Nominal capital does not exceed E10.000 > (E625.00)
Foreign companies to be registered locally
A foreign company shall within 21 (twenty one) days after establishing a place of business in Swaziland lodge with the office of the Registrar of Companies in compliance with the Companies Act;
* Company registration payment fees for foreign companies are the same as those for local companies.
A Form J will be lodged within 21 days from the date of Incorporation of the company. This is a form for confirmation and alterations for company directors and members of the company.
Every company including a foreign company shall not earlier than the 1st of July or later than 31st August of any calendar year make annual returns in the prescribed Form C accompanied by the prescribed fee. The annual return shall be signed by one of the directors or secretary of the company and a copy shall be lodged with the office of the Registrar of Companies accompanied by a receipt of payment from the government revenue.
Public companies and Associations not for gain shall send to the Registrar of Companies a copy of the companies and associations of audited annual financial statements.
COMPANY FORMS FOR REGISTRATION AND UPDATES
ONLINE SERVICES WALKTHROUGH:
Accessing the system
The system shall be accessed via the internet by using any browser such as the internet explorer, Firefox, and Google chrome. Internally within the Swaziland government network, i.e. any government office where there is the government network, the system shall be accessed using the following URL: https://govoline
https://www.online.gov.sz on the address bar. You will be taken through a security certificate, press PROCEED to be logged on.
To access the Company online name search and the company reservation modules you click on the Business tab on the menu and further select Business registration and you will find the following links.
1.Company name search
2. Company reservation
The result is that if the name already exists from the database then the list of similar names shall be shown in a grid on the search screen. This means that you cannot reserve this name because it is similar to a Company name that is registered or reserved in the database. If on the other hand no list of similar names is displayed on the grid then the name you specified can be reserved because it is not in the database.
Company name reservation.
The system logon screen as shown above requires that the user provides the username and password in order to access the reservation module. This will be availed during the sign in. The purpose of the logon screen is so that we can have a database of the people who access our system and also to be able to display a view of the company names that have already been reserved by the individual.
Justice building 3rd floor
Phone: +268 2404 2372
Fax: +268 2404 4711