business name Registration in Kenya

business name Registration in Kenya

Registering a business name in Kenya.

Business Name Registrations in Kenya, are commonly referred to as Sole Proprietorships, BN2, or Partnerships and are Registered under the Business Names Act. This is the most common business registration process for small businesses and Partnerships in Kenya.

You may register a Business name in Kenya as a sole proprietorship or a partnership to conduct you Business in Kenya. A Business name registration is normally registered for a single line or single nature of Business or a specific Business as opposed to a limited company where you may conduct multiple objectives or lines of business.

At Biz Brokers Kenya, We assist you with the business name search and business name registration process and guide you on how to register a business in kenya. As a leading Online business registration service provider in kenya,

How to register a Business name in Kenya.

    1. Business Name Search.
      You must provide at least three unique business name suggestions in order of preference for a Business name search. The proposed business name must be reserved pending registration.
      An application for name search of a proposed Business Name is made at the same time as the registration. No separate name searches are conducted. When choosing a Business name, have in mind that hundreds of thousands of names have been registered already. Make it as unique as possible in order to get a name or two at the first instance.

    1. Application for Business name registration..
      Once the preferred name is searched and reserved by the registrar of Business names, the application for registration shall be processed via the prescribed BN registration form. All Online business registration in kenya are done via the eCitizen platform.
      Upon submission, the application shall be approved and ready for issuance of the certificate.

  1. Business name Certificate. Upon a successful application, The certificate of Registration of the Business name, also referred to as BN 3 is processed thereafter and issued.

Requirements for Business Name Registration.

  1. The Proposed Business names for search and reservation. – The proposed business name search is conducted to ensure it is not similar to an existing registered Business. If approved, it is reserved for 30 days.
  2. The nature of Business. One activity the business shall undertake. – A Sole proprietorship or partnership is permitted to conduct only one line of business due to the nature of its liability.
  3. Names of the Proprietor/s in Full.
  4. Postal address for the Business Name.
  5. Proposed Physical address of the Business.  Address includes Name of road, Plot number, town, county.
  6. Copy of ID or Passport of the Proprietor or Partners.
  7. Passport photo of the Proprietor/s.
  8. Email address of the Business distinct from that of the proprietors.
  9. Residential Physical address of the proprietor or partners.  The Address to includes Name of road, house number, town, county.

A Business Name registration will take an average of 3 days to process.
After business name registration what next? After the registration of the Business name, you shall apply for a PIN certificate. Thereafter you may open a Bank account and commence with your Business.

Email Application:

Send a email with the above requirements to


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or send an email for Business Name Registration request to


    1. – Change of Business Name – Change of name,

    1. – Change of Business particulars.

    1. – Removal or appointment of partners.

  1. – Cessation of Business Name registration. – Cessation of Business name.


Online Business name registration in Kenya.

Register your Business Name chap chap  ONLINE NOW at only Kshs2,500/= for:

  • Name Search
  • Business Name Certificate.
  • Business Name PIN Certificate.
  • Lipa Na Mpesa (Till Registration).

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