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The Business Registrations and Licensing Agency (BRELA) is now implementing online service for the Registrations of Business Names, Industrial Licenses, Companies, Trade and Service Marks and Patents. The Online Registration System (ORS) allow users to send new applications and process post registration matters for Companies which have already updated their Company information in the Online Registration System (ORS). Thus, it is important to have data of all Companies uploaded by the respective officers of the Company before the system can allow a Company to perform post incorporation activities. .

Any two or more persons associated for any lawful purpose may form an incorporated Company and obtain a Certificate of Incorporation. There are two types of Companies Registrable here in Tanzania Investment Centre (TIC)

  • Local Companies : This is a type of a Company Where the liability of members is Limited to the amount of shares held by them in the Memorandum of Association .
  • Foreign Companies :These are those Companies incorporated outside Tanzania and wishes to establish a place of business within Tanzania. Where the Certificate of compliance is issued upon reception of the necessary required documents for registration

  • Any person may register a company in Tanzania where the age Limit provided is minimum 21 years and maximum of 70 years as per section 194 of Companies Act Cap.212.

In order to access the Online Registration System one has to create an account and become a registered user of the system. The following are the requirements needed for creating an Online Registration Account.

FOR TANZANIANS: :-

  • National Identification number (NIN)
  • Tax identification Number (TIN) from TRA

Foreign Company:-

  • Passport Number.
Visit Online Registration System (ORS) through Url address https://ors.brela.go.tz/ors or by visiting the BRELA website www.brela.go.tz .Then select Limited Company Online Registration. The user manual is provided on the same website.

Any changes after Incorporating a Company has to be communicated to the Registrar. All the procedure is done online, all Companies registered before February, 2018 have to update their Company information in the Online Registration System (ORS). There after they could communicate or File any document required as the case may be. Invoice for payment is generated online and sent to the applicant for payments. Filing fees are as provided under the BRELA website www.brela.go.tz

Local Company:


  • Registration Fees: This depends with the Initial Share Capital written in the Memorandum.
  • Filing Fees: This is charged for filing of the document.
  • Stamp duty.
  • These categories can be obtained in the BRELA website www.brela.go.tz


    Foreign Company:


  • Registration Fees: USD 750.00
  • Filling any document required to be delivered to the Registrar USD 220.00
  • For filling Balance sheet/accounts USD 220.00.

  • For more information on this part just visit BRELA website www.brela.go.tz MODE OF PAYMENT: The system will request you to choose mode of payment you wish to pay either by Bank ie. CRDB OR NMB Bank or by Mobile money transfer ie. M pesa, Tigo pesa AIRTEL Money and Hallo pesa. And an invoice having a Control number will be sent to you to effect the required payments.

    Local Company:


  • Consolidated form, this one is generated online after filling all the particulars you download for signatures of all the directors and company secretary.
  • Certified Copy of Certificate of Incorporation
  • Certified Copy of Memorandum and Articles of Association, Statutes or Chatter or any other instrument defining the Constitution of the Company the case may be.
  • Copy of mostly recent accounts and related reports of the Company.
  • Form no 434 (Situation of registered Office abroad and in Tanzania, List of Directors of the Company, Persons who resides in Tanzania representing the Company and declaration which is to be attested by the Commissioner for Oaths/Notary Public).
  • Integrity pledge Form.

  • Foreign Company:


  • Consolidated form, this one is generated online after filling all the particulars you download for signatures of all the directors and company secretary.
  • Certified Copy of Certificate of Incorporation
  • Certified Copy of Memorandum and Articles of Association, Statutes or Chatter or any other instrument defining the Constitution of the Company the case may be.
  • Copy of mostly recent accounts and related reports of the Company.
  • Form no 434 (Situation of registered Office abroad and in Tanzania, List of Directors of the Company, Persons who resides in Tanzania representing the Company and declaration which is to be attested by the Commissioner for Oaths/Notary Public).
  • Integrity pledge Form.

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