The domestication of a foreign company may only be done manually.  For information on external companies, click here.

To complete the transation, follow these steps:

Register as a Customer

To view information on how to register as a customer, click here.  If you are already registered as a customer, and know your customer code and password, proceed to step 2.

Deposit funds

  • Deposit R100 into the CIPC bank account.  For the bank account details, click here.  Use your customer code as reference when depositing money into the CIPC bank account.

Domesticate the foreign company

Print and complete a form Cor 17.1

  • Attach the following :
    • A letter of law of the jurisdiction in which the company is registered to permit such transfer
    • A copy of the MOI to be registered in South Africa (CoR14.1, CoR14.1 AnnexureA, either standard CoR15.1A or own MOI)
    • A certified copy of the current registration issued by the jurisdiction in which it is registered at the time of application
    • A copy of its most recent Annual Financial Statements
    • A copy of the shareholder's resolution approving the transfer of the company's registration to South Africa

These supporting documents must be translated if the original is not in an official South African language. Click here to upload and submit the signed forms and supporting documents to CIPC  OR Scan and e-mail the completed and signed documents together with supporting information to;

The following supporting documents must be included in your e-mail:

    • Certified identity copy of applicant
    • Certified identity copy or passport of all incorporators, directors and representative
    • Power of attorney (if applicable)
    • An affidavit reflecting the following:
      • That the majority of its shareholders are resident in the Republic of South Africa
      • The whole or greater part of its assets and undertaking are within the Republic of South Africa, other than the assets and undertaking of any subsidary that is incorporated outside the Republic of South Africa
      • Immediately following the transfer of registration the company:
        • Will satisfy the solvency and liquidity test and
        • Will no longer be registered in another jurisdiction

Click here for the CIPC service standards.  Service Standard is dependent on payment for the transaction being made. 

Click here to log an enquiry (only after the indicated service standard has lapsed).

You can track the progress of your document by clicking on "Track my transactions" on the home page.  Click on  “Additional Services”, select “Customers” and then select “Document Status”. To check the tracking number, go to “Customer Transactions” under “Customers”.