How to get the company formation process done from outside the country is a common question among people in the Diaspora (and none Zimbabweans).
Typically, you’ve been living in South Africa or Overseas for five years and you’re finally ready to begin your transition back to Zimbabwe. You have an idea for a business, and would like to register the company right away.
Fortunately it isn’t difficult once you know how.
There are a few requirements (information that you’ll need to get to us). This can easily be done via email, or over the phone. I prefer email as it’s provides a written record of all communication.
Step One: Email me your information, and say hello!
Required: Names of directors (at least two), ID numbers of directors, and home addresses of directors. (Tip: provide local addresses if possible. If you are not Zimbabwean, your passport number will be required too).
Also let me know few details about what sort of business you want to start along with a few ideas on what you’d like to name the company. We’ll run the names through a database search to see which name is available for you to use.
Step Two: Choose Payment Option.
Western Union and Money Gram have proven to be the most convenient for most, however if you’d prefer, ask someone you trust in Zimbabwe, to contact us to make the payment in person. We’ll meet with him and proceed from there.
Now yesterday I made an announcement about how we would soon be discontinuing the service of company registration in favor of empowering locals to do it for themselves and save money in the process.
The word ‘discontinue’ shouldn’t have been used, (not yet anyway). Rather for locals we will be ‘preferring’ to do the ‘hard work’ of doing the legal paper-work, whilst letting you do the leg work of submitting the papers and doing the follow-up. Think of it as a new, more affordable option. It saves us time and saves you money.
Now, obviously if you’re not in Zimbabwe, this isn’t an option for you, and that’s fine, we will continue to make the service available for any one who cannot do it themselves (or if you’re local and insist on us doing it for you).
The point of the announcement was that company registration is only a small part of what we do and will become much less of a focus for our business. We’d rather focus on doing the stuff that we do best and that no one else in Zimbabwe can offer you – ways to fast forward your business success and market yourself 10 times more effectively.
Nonetheless, let me reiterate, if you are outside of Zimbabwe or a local who doesn’t mind paying the additional cost, then you will still be able to get the service done through us. And if you’re in the Diaspora and want to register a business in Zimbabwe…get in touch.