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

To register an external company, 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 R400 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.

Register your company manually

icons-print.pngPrint and complete the following forms relating to incorporation:

  • CoR 20.1
  • CoR20.1A
  • CoR21.2
  • Attach a certified copy of the company's founding documents and a certificate of incorporation or comparable document.
  • These supporting documents must be translated if the original is not in an official South African language.

icons-upload.pngScan and e-mail the completed and signed documents together with supporting information to companydocs@cipc.co.za;

icons-doc.pngThe 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)

Service turnaround time:  25 working days from date of tracking.

Click here to lodge an enquiry.

Important:  Queries relating to  transactions already lodged should only be submitted once the Service Turnaround Time 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”.