Ecitizen Business Registration in Kenya

Ecitizen Business Registration in Kenya

Business Names are commonly referred to as Sole Proprietorships, BN2, or Partnerships and are Registered under the Business Names Act.

The registration of Business names is done on eCitizen Platform which allows for a Digital Business name registration service. We do assist you in the application and registration of your Business name registration in a fast and prompt manner.

Registration of a Business name in Kenya. 

1.Name Search. 

The proposed business name for Registration must be reserved pending registration. Application for reservation of a Business Name should be made and accompanied with the prescribed fee. When choosing a Business name, have in mind that hundreds of thousands of names have been registered already. Make it as unique as possible.


2. Application for Business Name Registration.

Once a name is searched and reserved the applicant(s) should complete the online application form in the portal.


3. CERTIFICATE of Registration also referred to as BN 3 is processed thereafter.

Requirements for Business Name Registration.

a) Proposed Business name for name search approval.

b) The nature of Business / activities the business shall undertake.

c) Names of the Proprietor/s in Full.

d) Postal address for the Business Name.

e) Proposed Physical address of the Business.

f) Address includes Name of road, Plot number, town, county.

g) Copy of ID / Passport of the Proprietor or Partners.

h) Passport photo of the Proprietor/s.

i) Copy of PIN certificate of the Proprietor/s or partner/s.

A Business Name registration will take an average of 3 days.

Email Application: Send a email with the above requirements to


– Change of Business Name

– Change of Business particulars.

– Removal or appointment of partners.

– Cessation of Business Name registration.

Online Business name application.

Register your Business Name ONLINE NOW at only Kshs 3,500/= for:

1) Name Search

2) Business Name Certificate

3) Business Name

4) PIN Certificate.

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