set up business in Tanzania the following contacts, general approvals,
permits and licences are required. However for those investors who pass
through Tanzania Investment Centre facilitation of these requirements will
be processed by the Centre.
forms for business organisation are for sole proprietors, partnerships,
joint ventures, incorporated company and registered branch of overseas
companies. All companies must be registered in Dar-es-Salaam.
The contact address of the Registrar of Companies is as
follows: Co-operative Building, 10th Floor, Lumumba Street,
P.O. Box 9393, Dar es Salaam. Tel: (+255-51) 180385, 180113, 180371 and
This is the first
contact an investor makes in registering business in Tanzania. Private
companies must have a minimum of two shareholders.
application process varies depending on the entity being registered as
To register Trade
in writing directly to the Registrar of Companies.
To register Private
Memorandum and Articles of Association once the trade name has been
accepted. Law firms are available to assist investors. Several forms are
required to be filled and submitted to the Registrar. These include
application, list of directors, details of nominal shares, particulars of
directors or managers and notice of situation of office.
To register a
Branch of a Foreign Company:
a certified copy of the company charter, Memorandum & Articles of
Association from the country of origin and information provided above.
Pay registration fees and place the advertisement in the Official