Having a company registered in Nepal allows you to perform business transactions to earn profit. Any Nepalese with valid citizenship can register a company in his/her name as an individual or with a group of people.
According to company registration act 2063, companies can be of three types :
Registration of companies is done by the office of the registrar of companies under the Ministry of Industry.
|Step 1 :
|Create an online account on the website of Office of Company Registration (OCR).
|Step 2 :
|Choose a unique name for your company.
|Step 3 :
|Submit the name and purpose of your company for approval.
|Step 4 :
|After approval of your company name, submit a memorandum of association and articles of association at the same site.
|Step 5 :
|OCR will issue a certificate of company registration after evaluation of your documents.
|Step 6 :
|Submit documents for tax registration ( Pan/Vat) at the Inland Revenue Office after issuance.
|Step 7 :
|Enroll the Employees in Provident fund.
You can register a private limited company with a minimum investment of 1 lakh rupees and with maximum of 50 shareholders. Public limited companies can be registered with minimum involvement of 7 shareholders and initial investment of 1 crore rupees.
Time taken to register a company in Nepal is usually 7 – 15 days depending upon the purpose of company registration. You also have to obtain the permit to run business in Nepal. Some of the relevant departments to obtain license are :
|Rs 1000 for Authorized Capital Up to Rs 1,00,000
|Rs 15,000 for Authorized Capital Up to Rs 1,00,00,000
|Rs 4500 for Authorized Capital Up to Rs 5,00,000
|Rs 40,000 for Authorized Capital Up to Rs 10,00,00,000
|Rs 9500 for Authorized Capital Up to Rs 25,00,000
|Rs 70,000 for Authorized Capital Up to Rs 20,00,00,000
|Rs 16,000 for Authorized Capital Up to Rs 1,00,00,000
|Rs 1,00,000 for Authorized Capital Up to Rs 30,00,00,000
|Rs 19,000 for Authorized Capital Up to Rs 2,00,00,000
|Rs 1,30,000 for Authorized Capital Up to Rs 40,00,00,000
|Rs 22,000 for Authorized Capital Up to Rs 3,00,00,000
|Rs 1,60,000 for Authorized Capital Up to Rs 50,00,00,000
|Rs 25,000 for Authorized Capital Up to Rs 4,00,00,000
|Rs 3000 Per Core for Authorized Capital above Rs 50,00,00,000
|Rs 28,000 for Authorized Capital Up to Rs 5,00,00,000
|Rs 31,000 for Authorized Capital Up to Rs 6,00,00,000
|Rs 34,000 for Authorized Capital Up to Rs 7,00,00,000
|Rs 37,000 for Authorized Capital Up to Rs 8,00,00,000
|Rs 40,000 for Authorized Capital Up to Rs 9,00,00,000
|Rs 43,000 for Authorized Capital Up to Rs 10,00,00,000
|Rs 30 Per Lakh for Authorized Capital above Rs 10,00,00,000
After following these process your company will be registered under the act of companies act 2063. Then You’ll be able to operate your business legally in Nepal.
Registering a business has many advantages for you. Your business will be acknowledged as a legal body and protection of your property are insured. It becomes easier to open bank account and obtain a loan. Investors are more likely to invest in a registered company. Trust of public towards your company increases. Fundraising for business and transfer of ownership becomes easier. So, it is best for you to register a company as soon as possible to avoid legal issues.
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